‘Cabaret’ Comes to State Theatre May 18 & 19

Cabaret Tour

New Brunswick, NJ (April  23, 2018)—State Theatre New Jersey presents the Tony®-winning musical Cabaret for three performances on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8pm and Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets range from $35-$98.

Cabaret Tour

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?

The musical Cabaret features some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen,” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside—life is beautiful at CabaretJohn Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff’s Tony®-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

Joe Masteroff was born in 1919 in Philadelphia, he had only one dream from infancy: to write for the theatre. After coming to New York City, he started his writing career. Before long he had three shows on Broadway bearing his name: The Warm Peninsula starring Julie Harris, and two musicals She Loves Me and Cabaret, for which he was the book writer. 

John Kander and Fred Ebb teamed up to write the music for the musical. The Kander and Ebb collaboration of four decades created many Broadway standards and contemporary classics. There first collaborations “My Coloring Book” became a hit song for Barbra Streisand, earning John and Fred a Grammy® nomination.  Kander & Ebb’s first Broadway show in 1965 Flora, the Red Menace, produced by Hal Prince, directed by George Abbott and introducing a rising new star: Liza Minnelli. Followed by Cabaret (Tony Award® music and lyrics); The Happy Time; Zorba; 70, Girls, 70; Chicago; The Act; Woman of the Year (Tony Award® music and lyrics); The Rink; Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award® music and lyrics); and Steel Pier. Along with movies and television writing original material for the Academy Awards®; Liza With a Z and HBO’s Liza Minnelli’s Steppin’ Out(both Emmy Award ® winners); Baryshnikov on Broadway; Goldie and Liza Together; Funny Lady; Lucky Lady, New York, New York; and Chicago the movie. In 1985 the song “New York, New York” became the official anthem of New York City. At the time of Ebb’s death in 2004, Kander & Ebb had several projects in different stages of completion, Tony®-nominated Curtains, in 2007; 12-time Tony®-nominated The Scottsboro Boys, in 2010; All About Us (an adaptation of The Skin of our Teeth); and The Visit, premiering at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago then the Signature Theatre in Fairfax, VA and nominated for five Tony®’s including best score in 2015 all starring Chita Rivera. Kander is currently collaborating with author/playwright Greg Pierce The Landing and Kid ®Victory deputed at the Signature Theatre and The Vineyard Theatre.

Sam Mendes, the director and founder of the Donmar Warehouse in London for 10 years. He has directed many productions at the Donmar, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway. He founded the transatlantic theatre company The Bridge Project, for whom he directed five productions that toured the world. In London currently: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. In addition he has directed several movies, including the Academy Award®-winning American Beauty and the James Bond movies, Skyfall and Spectre. He has won many awards for his work on stage and screen, including a Tony®, an Olivier, the Directors Guild Award, the Shakespeare Prize, the BAFTA, the Golden Globe®, and the Academy Award®. He was awarded the CBE in 2000 and the Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

Cabaret Tour

Rob Marshall, a co-director and choreographer for the show. Broadway: Cabaret, Little Me, Kiss of the Spider Woman, She Loves Me, Damn Yankees, Victor/Victoria, A Funny Thing…Forum, and Company. For his stage work Marshall has earned six Tony® nominations, the Outer Critics Award, the Jason Robards Award, and the George Abbott Award. Marshall’s films include Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Nine, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Into The Woods. Marshall’s films have been nominated for 26 Academy Awards® and have won nine, including Best Picture. For his film work he has received the DGA Award, an Oscar nomination, a National Board of Review Award, abNY Film Critics Award, three Golden Globe nominations, a BAFTA nomination, and American Choreography Award. His television work includes Tony Bennett: An American Classic,Annie, Cinderella, and Mrs. Santa Claus. For his TV work Marshall has received 4 Emmy Awards®, the DGA Award, and the American Choreography Award.

For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theatre Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at STNJ.org. State Theatre Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified.  Additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.

About State Theatre New Jersey

The theater exists to enrich people’s lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through arts education. State Theatre New Jersey’s programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund. United is the official airline of the State Theatre.