Emma Stone Is Out Before We Even Knew She Was In
It’s looking as though someone turned up the fog too high in the Kit Kat Club this time around as rumors are swirling out of control it seems for the upcoming Broadway revival of Cabaret. We are able to firmly say that after yesterdayy a announcement was made regarding someone no longer attached to the production. However, the issue seems to be that no one even knew said person was interested or involved in the first place. Producers working closely to the Broadway aimed revival of Cabaret have announced Emma Stone will not make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles.
When the headline broke that “Emma Stone had Dropped Cabaret”, I sat back and thought to myself “Now did I miss something?” Apparently many of us did. While the rumors about Cabaret returning to Broadway and Alan Cumming starring as the Emcee have been flying for months now, apparently back in April the Daily News reported Stone was in talks to make her Broadway debut in the role of Sally Bowles. However, it seems, that a large majority of us in the theatre world missed that news.
Emma Stone’s publicist came out yesterday announcing that Stone would not be apart of the anticipated 2014 Spring revival due to scheduling conflicts with a new feature film she is attached to. Interestingly enough, the revival of Cabaret has still yet to be officially announced by Roundabout Theatre Company. Two producers close to the production, but not involved, have reported Stone’s withdrawal as very sudden with her being attached to the production as recent as last week.
However, not too long after Stone’s publicist came out, Roundabout made an official statement and finally confirmed the production for the first time publicly. A spokesperson for Roundabout Theatre Company stated:
“Roundabout is in the casting phase and exploring if the production can come together with the most ideal cast.”
Another bit of information about the production we learned today was regarding the show’s creative team. Oscar Award winner Sam Mendes is on board to direct with Rob Marshall as co-director and choreographer. The two men held the same positions and colaborated on the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret which ran until 2004. That production was also produced by Roundabout Theatre Company. The show will more then likely return to the infamous Studio 54 in Spring 2014. Roundabout Theatre Company has yet to announce their full 2013-2014 season.
Cabaret is a musical that features a book by Joe Masteroff with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb. The musical is set in Berlin as the Nazi’s rise to power and specifically focuses on the Kit Kat Club. The main story focuses on two lovers who meet there, Sally Bowles and America Cliff Bradshaw. However, as the show evolves, the Emcee is ever present and a consistent reminder of the looming German destiny under the Nazi regime.
Luner on Theatre will continue to bring you news regarding the potential Broadway revival of Cabaret next season! Roundabout Theatre Company has just finally officially confirmed the production meaning there is still so much more to come! Beware the rumors though! As will we as we try to sort our the facts from fiction to continue to bring you theatre news you don’t only need but want to know! For more information, check out Roundabout Theatre Company’s Official Website. Be sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know!