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Cabaret [1998 Broadway Cast]
     

Cabaret [1998 Broadway Cast]

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While Cabaret (written by the legendary Kander and Ebb team, who also gave us Chicago) has always been on of the darkest and most potent musicals, this 1998 renaissance directed by Sam Mendes digs deeper and cuts harder than previous incarnations. Even seedier than the original and movie versions (made famous by Liza Minelli in the lead role of Sally

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While Cabaret (written by the legendary Kander and Ebb team, who also gave us Chicago) has always been on of the darkest and most potent musicals, this 1998 renaissance directed by Sam Mendes digs deeper and cuts harder than previous incarnations. Even seedier than the original and movie versions (made famous by Liza Minelli in the lead role of Sally Bowles, a nightclub chanteuse), Cabaret explores the German nightlife in 1930s Nazi Germany. The focus is on three separate couples and a troupe of nightclub performers, led by one devastating and compelling emcee. The music is enchanting and uninhibited, and the score features several classics, including "Don't Tell Mama," "Tomorrow Belongs to Me," "Money" and the titular "Cabaret." The Tony award-winning cast in this 1998 version is invigorating, featuring performances by the astonishing Alan Cumming as the emcee and Natasha Richardson as a much more vulnerable Sally Bowles than the Minelli version. A definite must.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/1998
Label:
Rca Victor Broadway
UPC:
0090266317325
catalogNumber:
63173
Rank:
15176

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harvey Estrin   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Dale Kirkland   Trombone
Michael O'Donnell   Clarinet,Track Performer
Fred Rose   Cello
Bill Sloat   Bass
Natasha Richardson   Track Performer
Michele Pawk   Accordion,Track Performer
Erin Hill   Flute,Harp,Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Mary Louise Defender Wilson   Track Performer
Alan Cumming   Track Performer
John Benjamin Hickey   Track Performer
Joyce Chittick   Alto Saxophone
Ron Rifkin   Track Performer
Kit Kat Girls   Track Performer
Denis O'Hare & Company   Track Performer
Alex Bowen   Track Performer
William Shadel   Soprano Saxophone
Patrick Vaccariello   Piano
Vance Avery   Banjo
Brian Duguay   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

James Nichols   Engineer
Jay David Saks   Producer
Caroline Ulrich   Art Direction
Patrick Vaccariello   Director
James P. Nichols   Engineer

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Cabaret [1998 Broadway Cast] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to this CD because my theater camp was performing the title song and I was absolutely hooked. Alan Cumming is perfect as the Emcee-dare I say it-better than Joel Grey, because he is a much darker character than Grey's. The closing moment of the show (I saw a community production) is one of the most powerful moments in Broadway history. Cabaret is sexy, funny, and incredibly tragic and moving. Check it out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this soundtrack after the first second I heard Alan sing Wilkommen. Dont tell Mama, Two Ladies, and Money all are amazing. I wish I could have seen this live!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend recommended this CD to me, and though I was a little reluctant at first, (I've never really been a huge fan of Broadway Musicals) I gave it a try and I absolutely loved it! The songs are fantastic! I loved Mary Wilson's version of "So What", and I was surprised to find that Natasha Richardson is actually a great singer. I would definitely recommend this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is easily one of my favorite musicals. I'm a big broadway fan. I recommend this CD, along with the original Cabaret, with Jill Haworth, Bert Convy, Lotte Lenya, and Joel Gray.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Is one Of the best CABARET casts EVER. Cummings does a great peformace AS emcee