'Cabaret' announces Broadway transfer in 2024

Rebecca Frecknall's immersive production of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret will transfer from London's West End to Broadway's August Wilson Theatre in the spring.

Allison Considine
Allison Considine

Willkommen to Broadway! The critically acclaimed production of Cabaret, now on stage on London’s West End, will transfer to Broadway in the spring of 2024. The cast will be announced at a later date.

The musical, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, is set in 1930s Berlin and follows an American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, who meets a cabaret singer, Sally Bowles, at the seedy Kit Kat Club. The beginnings of Hitler’s regime and the rise of Nazism threaten Bradshaw’s hedonistic experience in Germany.

The immersive London production, directed by Rebecca Frecknall, transformed the Playhouse Theatre to bring audiences front and center of the Kit Kat Club’s action. London Theatre’s four-star review highlighted the inventive staging: “This production highlights the ensemble nature of the show, featuring a chorus of extremely talented dancers, seemingly inventing new ways to move with Julia Cheng's choreography, and the supporting cast offers a deep emotional contrast to the more showy club scenes.”

The production, which won 7 Olivier Awards, will bring the Kit Kat Club to Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre. The creative team includes Tom Scutt (scenic and costume design), Julia Cheng (choreography), Jennifer Whyte (music supervision), Isabella Byrd (lighting design), Nick Lidster (sound design), Jordan Fein (associate director and prologue director), and Angus McRae (prologue composer and prologue musical director).

Check back for more information on Cabaret tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Photo credit: Maude Apatow as Sally Bowles in Cabaret on the West End. Photo courtesy of the production.

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