One of the greatest joys of our job is seeing our audiences transformed by a theatre performance. At some point in Roundabout's 46-year history, you've likely experienced a play or musical that has inspired you. Roundabout has been fortunate to produce award-winning productions on Broadway for 20 years now. You may even recall our first Broadway production of Anna Christie at the Criterion Center in 1992.
In celebration of our 20th Anniversary on Broadway, we're highlighting 8 special productions from our Archives that helped us grow to our position today as one of the nation's most influential not-for-profits.
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Sam Mendes
Co-Directed and Choreographed by Rob Marshall
February 13, 1998 – January 4, 2004 (2,377 performances)
Performed at the Kit Kat Klub NYC (formerly the Henry Miller's Theatre and now the Stephen Sondheim Theatre) and at Studio 54
Alan Cumming, Natasha Richardson, Ron Rifkin, John Benjamin Hickey, Denis O'Hare, Michele Pawk, Mary Louise Wilson, Alex Bowen, Joyce Chittick , Brian Duguay, Michael O'Donnell, Kristin Olness, Christina Pawl, Leenya Rideout, Fred Rose, Bill Szobody
Leenya Rideout, Alan Cumming, and Michelle Pawk in 'Cabaret'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 1998
• Spanned two significant Roundabout venues-Henry Miller's Theatre (now Stephen Sondheim Theatre) and Studio 54-beginning our long-term relationship with these historic theatres
• Roundabout's longest-running show (1998-2004)
• Roundabout's first Broadway tour (earlier tours were Off Broadway productions)
• Alan Cumming's Broadway debut. The role was later played by Raul Esparza, Michael C. Hall, Neil Patrick Harris and John Stamos, among others
• Winner of four Tony® Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical
• Over 18 million audience members saw Cabaret over its 6-year run
Explore the Cabaret Production Archives
Natasha Richardson and the Kit Kat Girls in 'Cabaret'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 1998
Cabaret and many of the other historic productions have helped Roundabout grow into the nation's most influential not-for-profit theatre. Please consider making a gift today to help us create more inspiring productions for years to come.