Wilkommen and leave your troubles outside! Cabaret directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall makes it's return to Studio 54 to heat up the stage. We are transported to the Kit Kat Klub complete with cocktail tables and lamps instead of the normal theater row seating.
Making his return as the Master of Ceremonies is Alan Cumming, perfectly cast as the impish and androgynous Emcee. Mr Cumming steers the show and keeps the action moving along, always seeming lurking around, on stage and even in the house. He seems to have been born to play this role and you can feel his excitement creeping on your skin. This version is grittier and scarier than the Cabaret made famous by Joel Grey and Liza Minelli and I love it. It feels more real and on the verge of punk. Michelle Williams does a solid job as Sally Bowles and even though I didn't think her voice was as strong as others I have seen in the role I believed the vulnerability and sadness she brought to the role.
The supporting cast including the "beautiful" orchestra round out a fantastic show and a definite "must-see"on Broadway. This is the perfect show for those with an open mind and looking for some inspirational performing and just an all around good time.