Audience member ejected from Cabaret after grabbing Eddie Redmayne on stage

Eddie Redmayne in Cabaret.
Eddie Redmayne in Cabaret. Credit: Marc Brenner

A performance of Cabaret on Broadway took an unexpected turn when an audience member made their way onto the stage and grabbed at star Eddie Redmayne.

Theatre security swiftly intervened, escorting the disruptive audience member out of the venue, according to those watching on.

David Gordon, the managing editor of Theatremania, shared details of the incident on his X account.

He described how during the rendition of “Two Ladies,” the audience member left their seat, approached the stage, and tugged on Redmayne’s costume.

David noted, “A lady got thrown out of Cabaret for walking up to the stage during Two Ladies and grabbing onto Eddie Redmayne’s skirt. I hope security at the August Wilson is getting paid double.”

Comments on the post suggested that the individual had been causing a disturbance from the start of the show.

The production team has not commented on the incident.

Eddie Redmayne stars as the Emcee in this highly anticipated Broadway revival of Cabaret, directed by Rebecca Frecknall. The production, which continues its successful run in London’s West End last year, also features Gayle Rankin as Sally Bowles.

The musical, set in the Kit Kat Club in Berlin, unfolds against the backdrop of the political changes between World War I and II. It features a score by Kander & Ebb, including well-known numbers like “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” and the iconic “Cabaret.”

This is the first Broadway revival of the show since 2014, which saw performances by Michelle Williams, Emma Stone, and Sienna Miller as Sally, and Alan Cumming reprising his Tony-winning role as the Emcee.

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