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Cabaret returns to Broadway

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Cabaret returns to Broadway 'Cabaret' which began its musical life on Broadway back in 1966 has made a welcome return to New York City's Studio 54. Alan Cumming returns as the Emcee for which he previously won both a Tony and Olivier award with Michelle Williams as the showgirl Sally Bowles. The musical is about the liberal cabaret scene's demise as Nazis took power in Germany. It may be a revival of the production originally staged by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall back in 1998 but it also marks Williams' Broadway debut. SOUNDBITE Actress, Michelle Williams, saying (English): "It's more than I thought it would be. It feels very different from a movie premiere or anything else I've been a part of. We were at the theater early today and there is a lot of traditions that are involved in an opening night and that was sort of - it was great to be involved in that." Luckily for Williams, her co-star Alan Cumming has been portraying his role since 1993. Copyright © 2014 reuters