Turner Classic Movies (TCM) continues its latest Road to Hollywood tour around the country with a stop in New York City, where TCM, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Verizon FiOS will present a free public screening of the groundbreaking musical Cabaret (1972). Four of the film's stars - Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and Marisa Berenson - joined TCM host Robert Osborne on stage to introduce the 40th anniversary restoration of the film. The event was held last night, Jan. 31, 2013, at Manhattan's famous Ziegfeld Theatre, where Cabaret first premiered.
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the festivities and he chatted with the film's stars and other guests on the red carpet. Check out what they had to say below!
One of the most acclaimed films of its era, Cabaret features Liza Minnelli in her OscarÒ-winning performance as an American singer looking for love and success in pre-World War II Berlin. Joel Grey earned an Academy AwardÒ as the ubiquitous Master of Ceremonies. Michael York plays a young English teacher whose eyes are opened by what he experiences. And Berenson is a Jewish department store heiress whose love life is affected by the rise of anti-Semitism in the country.
The newly restored edition of Cabaret served as the opening film at the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood last April. On February 5, Warner Home Video will continue Cabaret's 40th Anniversary celebration with the debut of its 40th anniversary Blu-ray presented in a premium Blu-ray Book format which contains 40 pages of rarely seen l photos and revealing text. Featured also is a new documentary, "Cabaret: The Musical That Changed Musicals," an enlightening look at how Fosse and Cabaret brought movie musicals back from the brink of extinction. A DVD version will also be available.