Eddie Redmayne will star within the Cabaret revival coming to Broadway this spring.
He reprises his position because the Emcee from the manufacturing in London, reverse newcomer Gayle Rankin (Glow), who shall be enjoying Sally Bowles. The manufacturing, directed by Rebecca Frecknall, begins previews on the August Wilson Theatre on April 1, 2024, with an official press opening night time on April 21.
Like in London, the inventive crew plans to remodel the August Wilson Theatre for the manufacturing, that includes an in-the-round auditorium and “sinfully dreamlike areas,” the place attendees can view leisure and purchase drinks and meals earlier than the present. Every attendee may have a timed entry to the theater and the pre present. Tom Scutt is the membership, scenic, and costume designer and Julia Cheng is the choreographer.
Along with performing the position in London, for which he received an Olivier Award for greatest actor in a musical (alongside the manufacturing’s six different awards), Redmayne is an Academy Award winner for his position as Stephen Hawking in The Concept of All the things and has appeared in different notable movies equivalent to The Trial of the Chicago Seven, Unbelievable Beasts and The Danish Woman. He has beforehand appeared on stage in The Goat, Or Who’s Sylvia?, Now or Later, Richard II and Pink, for which he received each Tony and Olivier Awards.
Redmayne will even act as a producer on the Broadway manufacturing, as he did on the West Finish, alongside Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Underbelly, Gavin Kalin Productions, Hunter Arnold, Smith & Brant Theatricals and Wessex Grove.
Rankin, recognized for her position as Sheila the She-Wolf in Netflix’s Glow, lately appeared on Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins’ sequence Kindred on FX and lately accomplished manufacturing on the second season of Home of the Dragon on HBO. Different movie work has included The Climb, Amazon’s Blow The Man Down and Her Scent reverse Elizabeth Moss. She final appeared on stage as Ophelia, reverse Oscar Isaac, in Sam Gold’s manufacturing of Hamlet on the Public Theater.
Redmayne and Rankin are presently scheduled to play a restricted engagement by means of Aug. 31. Beginning June 17, Redmayne is not going to carry out on Monday evenings and Rankin is not going to carry out at Wednesday matinees.
“It was while enjoying ‘The Emcee’ in a scholar manufacturing of Cabaret over 25 years in the past that my love for theater was correctly ignited. It now feels fully thrilling and a bit of surreal to be part of Rebecca’s actually distinctive imaginative and prescient of Masteroff, Kander, and Ebb’s brilliance because it arrives on Broadway, the place the piece has such a historical past. I’m past excited to be doing it arm-in-arm with the exceptional Gayle Rankin and a very gorgeous solid and crew. I hope we’ll create an expertise for you fairly not like some other,” Redmayne stated.
“Cabaret has been a wildly profound marker in my life. How I perceive myself as an artist and citizen within the very fragile world we dwell in has proved to revolve on its axis. I’m fully honored to carry fingers with Sally within this singular, highly effective manufacturing, and eternally grateful to Rebecca, Eddie, and the entire household for inviting me into its creation on Broadway,” Rankin stated.
The London manufacturing, which started in November 2021, remains to be operating on the Playhouse Theatre with Rebecca Lucy Taylor as Sally and Jake Shears because the Emcee.