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Tour Of Revival Of The Revival Of Cabaret Is Shatteringly Relevant This Political Season

This 2016 tour of Cabaret does not break a shred of new ground artistically; it intentionally recreates with photo-copying accuracy the 1998 revival in which British director Sam Mendes reimagined the initial Hal Prince vision by amping up the debauchery factor by a factor of ten.

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Tour Of Revival Of The Revival Of Cabaret Is Shatteringly Relevant This Political Season

The new tour of Cabaret does not break a shred of new ground artistically; it intentionally recreates the 1998 revival in which Sam Mendes reimagined the initial vision by amping up the debauchery factor by a factor of ten. Yet, the resonances of this half-century-old work, now in this specific moment in American history, are shattering.

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Maltz’s Cabaret is Thrilling Left Turn Into Adult Musical Theater

With its new edgy production of Cabaret, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre takes an often thrilling left turn into adult, thought-provoking theater that this home of mainstream crowd-pleasers rarely attempts. This near-clone of the Roundabout Theatre’s 1998 revisionist revival – the Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall vision of a sleazy Hell on Earth with nipple rings – is among the finest work this company has yet produced.

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