Alan Cumming Bent on West End Return???
Date: 26 June 2006
And speaking of Cabaret, Scotsman Alan Cumming, who won the best actor in a musical Tony for playing the emcee in Sam Mendes’ Donmar Warehouse revival of the Kander and Ebb classic, could be returning to the West End stage. Since his 1998 success with Cabaret, Cumming has been based mainly in the US where his other stage credits have included Design for Living, Elle and The Threepenny Opera. According to the Daily Mail, Cumming is in talks to star in Daniel Kramer’s new production of Martin Sherman’s seminal gay play Bent, scheduled to open at Trafalgar Studios in September. Written in 1978, Bent - like Cabaret - begins in 1930s Berlin, where Max and his lover navigate a nightmarish route through Nazi Germany that ends at Dachau. Prior to Cabaret, Cumming’s London stage credits included the plays Conquest of the South Pole, La Bete, Hamlet and Accidental Death of an Anarchist, for which he won an Olivier for Comedy Performance of the Year.
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