Anne Hathaway To Make Broadway Debut As Sally Bowes In CABARET Opposite Alan Cumming
Get ready, Broadway—here comes Anne Hathaway! The Oscar-winning Les Miserables star will make her Broadway debut this fall in Cabaret, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail. Hathaway will be joined by Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominee Alan Cumming, who will reprise his Tony-winning role of the Emcee.
Hathaway will reportedly hit Broadway in September as cabaret performer Sally Bowles, the role made famous by Liza Minnelli in the 1972 film. Cabaret tunes are nothing new for Hathaway, who perhaps teased her debut with a concert of Cabaret songs at Joe’s Pub in Manhattan in October 2012.
Based on a book by Christopher Isherwood, Cabaret tells the story of a seedy nightclub in 1930’s Berlin where a young English performer strikes up a relationship with an American writer, all while a zealous Master of Ceremonies commands the action at the Kit Kat Klub. The original Broadway production opened in 1966 at the Broadhurst Theatre. The most recent Tony-winning revival in 1998 starred Cumming, Natasha Richardson and Ron Rifkin.
Hathaway won a 2012 Oscar for her role as Fantine in the film adaption of the musical Les Miserables. She appeared on the New York stage in the Public Theater’s production of Twelfth Night and in Encores! Carnival. Her other film credits include Rachel Getting Married, Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada and The Princess Diaries. Hathaway was previously rumored to make her debut in Clive Davis' planned revival of My Fair Lady.
Cumming currently appears on Broadway in Macbeth. His other Broadway credits include The Threepenny Opera and Design for Living. His film and TV credits include The Good Wife, X2, Spice World, Josie and the Pussycats, Annie and The Anniversary Party.
Supporting the argument that Sally isn't supposed to be a good singer.
Seriously, how could Alan Cumming do this? I guess because he's just a pathetic, fame-whore and that was his most well-respected moment.
This is embarrassing for Broadway. Creativity has effectively ground to a halt.
I'm ready to get a ticket for this production.
R10- it's one of the great musicals of all time- great story. I don't understand posts like your's even a little. So full of free flowing ridiculous anger- that is all I see.
I remember someone on dl mentioning Hathaway as Sally a few moths back.
Was that in the caterpillar phase, R13?
r10's point is that having a revival of this material already exemplifies Broadway's lack of creativity when it comes to new material--in this case, to the point where you even have people reprising their roles. No one's saying it's not a good show. You might have some better idea of the current creative poverty of commercial theater if you looked at the rate of revival for musicals back when Cabaret premiered--it was incredibly rare, because people were still doing vital work.
Don't be so quick to dismiss people as haters--they might just know more than you.
I loved the Mendes revival of Cabaret but agree that Cumming should move on.
Good holy christ, is this show on an endless loop somewhere, like Chicago and Gypsy, with revival after revival after revival? There is NOTHING NEW on Broadway, anymore. We sure as hell don't need ANOTHER Cabaret for about twenty more years.
Will there be a part for a tuba player?
[quote]Will there be a part for a tuba player?
Step off, Karen.
I'd love to see Joel Grey as Herr Schultz.
Patti Lu, what do you need to play the tuba for? I heard that you've been in a secret lez affair with Sutton Foster. Isn't that enough drama to last a few years at least? You don't need to be in Cabaret.
Hey, better CABARET than the promised revival of LES MIZ. At least CABARET is a good show.
I am anxious to see Alan-by the time I got to NYC to see it, John Stamos was in the role-to his credit John played it the only way it would've worked with him, with a sort of a fun/eye-wink sort of decadence, I feel certain that Alan's emcee is quite a bit on the sinister side of decadence, which I think what the role calls for.
I'd rather see her tackle a musical version of Sterile Cuckoo or Junie Moon.
r22 doesn't get it.
They don't R15. I saw the original Cabaret. What you said and what that poster said are two entirely different things.
Oh god, we've all seen this in every way, shape and form. The only thing left is a Rocky Horror-style audience participation version.
Cumming IN -- Hathaway OUT.
I saw the Les Mis movie last night for the first time. It was alright, though I find CGI so distracting. Fortunately, "I Had a Dream" is so close-up CGIphobia is irrelevant. It was alright. I don't get the hatred you people have for her, but I also don't get why her performance was award-worthy.
I find the movie version so restrained compared to watching the play. I hardly cried at all, and I can't get through even the PBS 25th Anniversary without sobbing my eyes out.
Eddie Redmayne is utterly wonderful, as always. He's the only Marius who's ever made me with I were Cosette. Aaron Tveit doesn't get to have a non-serious moment, but I loved him, too. And there was an especially lovely student played by Alistair Brammer. I hope to see him again soon.
The best part, though, is one most people kind of went "Ehhh" over, Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean. How did he not win best actor? He was superlative.
[quote] Cumming IN
Don't look at me.
I can't believe this is still running.
Hathaway OUT, Gibson IN!
R34 is not serious.
Haters gonna hate, but it'll be the hottest ticket in town, and I personally can't wait to see it. Alan Cumming is EVERYTHING.
This show was the biggest moneymaker for Roundabout. They have talked about bringing it back for a few years. There were talks about producing this at the Sondheim, there new space after Birdie failed to work.
'I saw the Les Mis movie last night for the first time. It was alright, though I find CGI so distracting. Fortunately, "I Had a Dream" is so close-up '
Oh dear... I think you've gotten your musicals confused. 'I Had a Dream' is from the Martin Luther King musical.
She has a pretty good voice. She's too old for Sterile Cuckoo but she could do Junie Moon. I wonder how they'd work out the before and after the burns on stage. It would take a lot of make up for the after.
She made me tear up singing I Had a Dream in the film. She was able to show every second of torture in the character's life.
She'd be great it in, I hate to admit it. She's is a bit old, but on stage that wouldn't really matter. I actually love her voice. Everything else about her? Uh, no.
She'll be greeat!She was great in
Oh fuck. Why???
Good catch, R38.
No way. My people have issued a formal denial. I'm too big a star for something like that.
Thank you, R15, for telling that bitch off for me.