Randy Harrison Says "Willkommen" in New Cabaret Tour; First Pics Here! | Playbill

News Randy Harrison Says "Willkommen" in New Cabaret Tour; First Pics Here! The national tour of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret, co-starring Randy Harrison ("Queer As Folk," Wicked) and Andrea Goss, launched Jan. 26 in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Marshall (co-director/choreographer), recreated their direction and choreography from the 1998 Tony Award-winning production for last season's Broadway return of the musical at Studio 54. Tour direction is under the helm of BT McNicholl (Spamalot) and choreography is recreated by Cynthia Onrubia (Victor/Victoria).

Randy Harrison and cast Photo by Joan Marcus

Andrea Goss, Randy Harrison and cast Photo by Joan Marcus

Harrison stars as the Emcee alongside Goss as Sally Bowles. The cast also includes Shannon Cochran as Fraulein Schneider, Alison Ewing as Fraulein Kost, Mark Nelson as Herr Schultz, Ned Noyes as Ernst Ludwig and Lee Aaron Rosen as Clifford Bradshaw.

Completing the cast are Kelsey Beckert, Sarah Bishop, Margaret Dudasik, Hillary Ekwall, Lori Eure, Aisling Halpin, Leeds Hill, Andrew Hubacher, Joey Khoury, Tommy McDowell, Evan D. Siegel, Dani Spieler and Steven Wenslawski.

The remounting of Cabaret returned to Broadway March 21, 2014, and officially opened April 24. It ran 388 performances, through March 29, 2015.

Read critics' reviews here. Roundabout's first production of Cabaret opened on Broadway March 19, 1998, starring Cumming and Natasha Richardson and won four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical. The production played for six years through Jan. 4, 2004. Cabaret premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

That revival launched a successful U.S. tour in the winter of 1999.

The original design team also returned for the 2014 production, including set and club design by Robert Brill, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari and sound design by Brian Ronan. Patrick Vaccariello is the musical director.

Click here to read a history of Cabaret's journey to the stage

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