Alan Cumming and the Kit Kat girls and boys performed Wilkommen on The Tonight Show (video won't embed. Click here)
Audio of Michelle Williams singing Cabaret at the first preview performance:
16 (5) Famous Sally Bowles
In 1968, “Cabaret” came to London, starring the future Dame Judi Dench as Sally. If you harbor any doubts as to her effectiveness, immediately go to Spotify and stream the London cats recording; she’s phenomenal!
Once the musical blew up the way it did (and should!), it was time for a movie adaptation. And when you’re recreating a great musical, you call on a great actor--and Liza finally got her chance with the 1972 film, taking home an Oscar for her efforts while the film earned an additional seven Academy Awards. And when you think of "Cabaret," it's probably this soundtrack you hear in your head.
A decade later, “Cabaret” was back on Broadway in a heavily revised revival co-directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall. Alan Cumming made his Broadway debut as the Emcee with Natasha Richardson was along for the ride as Sally Bowles. This production became the third-longest running revival in Great White Way history with 2,377 performances. For her performance, Richardson won a Tony.
Brooke Shields has had a pretty prolific Broadway career, appearing in everything from “Grease” to “Chicago” to the 2010 production of “The Addams Family.” Her time as Sally Bowles lasted from July 2001 to October 2001.
The Brat Pack queen of the ’80s, Molly Ringwald, took on the role of Sally twice during its revival: December 2001-April 2002 and again from August 2002 through January 2003.
Saw this last week. It was stunning and perfect. Alan Cumming was everything I hoped he'd be. Danny Burnstein and Linda Emond need Tonys for their performances. Any ONTDers see this production and love it?