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NYU Department of Drama to Present the Musical Cabaret

September 15, 2008
N-33, 2008-09

Full Stage Version, Oct. 2-7 & 9-11, Abe Burrows Theatre, Tisch School of the Arts

Concert Presentation, Oct. 17&18, NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

The Department of Drama at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts will present the Tony Award winning musical Cabaret, featuring the music and lyrics of Kander and Ebb. The Drama Department’s young actors will present the full stage version at the Tisch School for 10 performances (Oct 2-7 & 9-11), followed a week later by a special concert presentation for two performances (Oct 17&19) at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Carbaret will run for 10 performances, October 2-7 & 9—11, at 8 PM, with one matinee at 2PM on Oct. 11, in the Abe Burrows Theatre, located at 721 Broadway, 1st floor. Tickets are $12; students/seniors $6. Visit smarttix.com; or call 212.868.4444.

Cabaret: A Concert Presentation will run for two performances, Oct. 17, at 8 PM, and 18, at 5 PM, in the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, located at 566 LaGuardia Place. Tickets are $15; students/ seniors $10. Call Ticket Central at 212.279.4200.

Berlin, New Year’s Eve, 1929. An American writer in search of adventure takes up with the bohemian Sally Bowles, a performer at a decadent cabaret, on the eve of the Nazis’s rise to power. The story brilliantly intermingles the sexual underworld of Wiemar Berlin with its moral and economic collapse. Under the leering gaze of the Emcee, the audience watches the fateful courtship of Fraulein Schneider and her Jewish boarder, Herr Schultz, as the ranks of the Nazis rise. Hearts grow hot, cold, hard. “Life is a cabaret,” Sally sings. “Come to the cabaret.”

Cabaret features the music of John Kander, the songs of Fred Ebb and a book by Joe Masteroff, and is based on a play by John van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. The Drama Department production, featuring 26 young actors, is directed by Jean Randich, adjunct teacher, with musical direction by Jana Zielonka, and choreography by Tony Stevens.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Tisch School of the Arts, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Richard Pierce | (212) 998-6796

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