Two additional principal cast members have been announced for the upcoming revival of “Cabaret.” Natascia Díaz will take on the dual roles of Fraulein Kost and Fritzie, playing opposite Henry Gottfried as Ernst Ludwig. The previously announced production, directed by Rebecca Frecknall, begins previews on April 1, 2024, and will open on April 21 at Broadway’s August Wilson’s Theatre.
They join the previously announced Tony Award winner Eddie Redmayne in the role of the Emcee, Gayle Rankin as Sally Bowles, two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth as Fraulein Schneider, Tony nominee Ato Blankson-Wood as Clifford Bradshaw and Steven Skybell as Herr Schultz.
Díaz returns to Broadway after a two-decade hiatus, having last performed in the 2002 revival of “Man of La Mancha.” She also appeared in “Seussical,” “The Capeman” and the 1994 “Carousel” revival.
Gottfried appeared on the Main Stem in both engagements of “Waitress.” He served as an assistant director on the 2022 production of “A Christmas Carol.”
Additional casting, by the Telsey Office, will be announced at a later date.
In its fourth Broadway revival, “Cabaret” features a Tony-winning score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a book by Joe Masteroff based on both John Van Druten’s play “I Am A Camera” and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Set in Berlin on the eve of the rise of the Third Reich, “Cabaret” follows the relationship between American writer Clifford Bradshaw and singer Sally Bowles as they navigate the underground community of the hedonistic Kit Kat Club.
“Cabaret” is being produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Underbelly, Gavin Kalin Productions, Hunter Arnold, Smith & Brant Theatricals and Wessex Grove.