Don't tell Mama! Three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams has extended her run as Sally Bowles opposite Tony winner Alan Cumming as the Emcee in Cabaret, until November 9. The Roundabout Theatre Company revival began performances on March 21 and will play a limited run on Broadway through January 4, 2015 at Studio 54.
Since first winning over audiences as Jen Lindley on the hit TV show Dawson’s Creek, Williams has built an extensive film resume with roles in Brokeback Mountain (Oscar nomination), Synecdoche, New York, Blue Valentine (Oscar nomination), Shutter Island, I’m Not There, Take This Waltz, My Week with Marilyn (Oscar nomination) and Oz the Great and Powerful. On stage, Williams appeared off-Broadway in Smelling a Rat and Tracy Letts' Killer Joe and in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard opposite Jessica Chastain at Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Cabaret marks the return of director Sam Mendes and co-director/choreographer Rob Marshall, who are recreating their Tony Award-nominated direction and choreography of the 1998 production. In addition to Williams and Cumming, the show features four-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, two-time nominee Linda Emond, Bill Heck, Aaron Krohn and Gayle Rankin. The Kit Kat Klub boys and girls (a.k.a. the ensemble) are comprised of Will Carlyon, Kaleigh Cronin, Caleb Damschroder, Benjamin Eakeley, Andrea Goss, Leeds Hill, Kristin Olness, Kelly Paredes, Jessica Pariseau, Dylan Paul, Jane Pfitsch, Evan Siegel and Stacey Sipowicz.
Cabaret transforms the legendary Studio 54 into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy 1930s Berlin nightclub where a young English cabaret performer (Williams) encounters an American writer (Heck), under the watchful eye of a zealous Master of Ceremonies (Cumming). The John Kander and Fred Ebb musical features such iconic tunes as "Willkommen," "Don't Tell Mama," "Maybe This Time," and "Cabaret."