Michelle Williams To Do Her Best Liza Minnelli Impression on Broadway in 'Cabaret' Revival
There aren't many who can pull off a role made legendary by Liza Minnelli, but if anyone is worthy, it's this girl. According to the New York Times, Michelle Williams is up to star in a Broadway revival of Cabaret , and will be making her stage debut in early 2014.
Williams, who was last seen in this year's film Oz: The Great and Powerful, is said to be playing Sally Bowles in the production, which is being put on by Roundabout Theater Company. Alan Cumming is said to be set to portray the MC in the production as well, which is good since he won a Tony Award for playing the MC in Roundabout's 1998 Cabaret revival.
The NY Times does specify that this news hasn't been officially confirmed yet, saying that the tip came from "two theater executives with knowledge of Ms. Williams’ casting," but that they spoke anonymously because "Roundabout Theater Company had not authorized its announcement."
The official announcement is reportedly set to come shortly, and will be available on Roundabout Theater Company's website. A representative for Williams are also contacted regarding the casting, but gave no comment.
Cabaret originally opened on Broadway in 1966, and Minnelli starred in the subsequent 1972 film version.