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”Cabaret” set to star Maude Apatow, Mason Alexander Park and more

Max Alexander Park and Maude Apatow
Mason Alexander Park and Maude Apatow
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Maude Apatow, Mason Alexander Park, Beverley Klein, and Teddy Kempner are set to join the multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed production of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club in London’s West End.

From May 29, 2023, Apatow will play the lead role of Sally Bowles, and Park will take on the role of the Emcee, while Klein and Kempner will play Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz, respectively.

Apatow is known for her role as Lexi Howard in HBO’s Euphoria and recently complented a stint in Little Shop of Horrors. Mason Alexander Park, a nonbinary performer and writer, currently stars in NBC’s Quantum Leap and Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman on Netflix. They have received the Helen Hayes Award for their portrayal of the Emcee in Cabaret.

Park said today: “I am so thrilled to be joining this remarkable production playing a role that has changed my life continuously over the years, in a show that is unfortunately more timely than ever. I remember being so moved by the show last year, and turning over my shoulder with tears in my eyes at the interval to see Maude Apatow perched behind me. Cut to a full calendar year from that performance, and we will be doing our first preview paired together as Emcee and Sally.

“To sing these songs and tell this story as a trans person in a time in which many of the themes of the show are slowly reentering the public consciousness, with politicians targeting my community and the communities at the center of this piece is a harrowing, exciting, and necessary challenge that I am so looking forward to taking on. Come to the Cabaret!”

Apatow added: “Playing Sally Bowles has always been a dream of mine, and I am so grateful to be joining such a spectacular production.”

Klein, known for her extensive theatre credits, including performances at the National Theatre and the West End, will play the role of Fraulein Schneider. Kempner, known for his performances in Kiss Me, Kate and Company, among others, will play Herr Schultz.

At some performances, Emily Benjamin will play Sally Bowles. The show’s final performance with John McCrea as the Emcee and Aimee Lou Wood as Sally Bowles will be on 27 May 2023.

The cast also includes Nathan Ives Moiba as Cliff Bradshaw, Danny Mahoney as Ernst Ludwig and Michelle Bishop as Fraulein Kost. The company is completed by Gabriela Benedetti, Emily Benjamin, Charles Croysdill, Laura Delany, Sally Frith, Matthew Gent, Ying Ue Li, Ela Lisondra, Chris O’Mara, Grant Neal, Hicaro Nicolai, Adam Taylor, Toby Turpin, Patrick Wilden and Sophie Maria Wojna.

The Prologue Company currently includes Rachel Benson, Ami Benton, Laura Braid, Reuben Greeph, James Hastings, Samantha Ho, Emma Holt, Liz Kamille, Andrew Linnie, Aine McLoughlin and Callum Sterling.

The show is directed by Rebecca Frecknall, set and costume design is by Tom Scutt with choreography by Julia Cheng. Musical supervision is by Jennifer Whyte and musical direction is by Ben Ferguson with lighting design by Isabella Byrd and sound design by Nick Lidster. The casting director is Stuart Burt and the associate director is Jordan Fein.

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