Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin to lead cast of Cabaret on Broadway

Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin are to lead the cast of Cabaret on Broadway.

The original West End production, which opened in London in 2021, will make its way over to New York next spring.

Cabaret will run at the August Wilson Theatre from 1 April 2024.

Eddie Redmayne will reprise his award-winning role as the Emcee alongside Gayle Rankin as Sally Bowles. Full casting for the Broadway run is to be announced.

Redmayne said: “It was whilst playing the Emcee in a student production of Cabaret over 25 years ago that my love for theatre was properly ignited. It now feels completely thrilling and a little surreal to be a part of Rebecca’s truly unique vision of Masteroff, Kander, and Ebb’s brilliance as it arrives on Broadway, where the piece has such a history.

“I am beyond excited to be doing it arm-in-arm with the remarkable Gayle Rankin and a truly stunning cast and team. I am hoping we will create an experience for you quite unlike any other.”

Rankin added: “Cabaret has been a wildly profound marker in my life. How I understand myself as an artist and citizen in the very fragile world we live in has proved to revolve on its axis. I am completely honored to hold hands with Sally inside of this singular, powerful production, and forever grateful to Rebecca, Eddie, and the whole family for inviting me into its creation on Broadway.”

One of the most successful musicals of all time, Cabaret features the songs Wilkommen, Don’t Tell Mama, Mein Herr, Maybe This Time, Money and the title number. It has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff. Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

The new production is directed by Rebecca Frecknall, set and costume design is by Tom Scutt with choreography by Julia Cheng. Musical supervision by Jennifer Whyte and musical direction by Ben Ferguson with lighting design by Isabella Byrd and sound design by Nick Lidster. The casting director is Stuart Burt and the associate director is Jordan Fein.

In London,
Cabaret continues to run at the Kit Kat Club at Playhouse Theatre, currently booking through to June 2024.

Meanwhile, an new cast recording was released earlier this year with Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.