I was delighted to have this book arrive in the mail one day because I knew I would love it completely, being a big fan of Kander and Ebb as well as Alan Cumming. When I opened the box I wondered if there would be any pictures of Alan. Sure enough, the cover page has a stage hand painting Mr. Cumming's nipples. Already delighted, I continued to read. When I finished I was so pleased. I was left with the wonderful uneasy feeling you get from reading about the immoral Sally Bowles and sadness from the thought that there was no more to read. Kander and Ebb wrote this beautiful musical/play and I am ever so ecstatic to now own a beautiful printing of it. Unfortunately, I was unable to visit New York to See Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson in Cabaret, but now I have pictures of the show to keep me company. I think any Broadway fan or any person that enjoys a good story should purchase this book. It does justice to the original play in ways the movie never could.
This is the next best thing to seeing Cabaret in studio 54! Pictures of the Roundabout theater production light up this book and tells the story of the revived new musical. This book does not tell the story of the Liza Minelli version, or any of the other Cabaret versions, but of that of the revival. I have seen the new production in person, and can only say that this is the next best thing...and the book even has the whole libretto in it!
This is an extraordinary book that captures a great element of the Roundabout Theater Company's production of "Cabaret." The book, pictures, reviews, and behind the scenes looks at the production are exquisite, and an absolute must-have for anyone who saw the musical and loved it as I did. Reading the text is a great method for reliving the experience, especially while listening to the CD.
I purchased this book because my school was doing a production of Cabaret- and it came in handy! Many cast members referred to the excellent pictures for make-up/costume appearances. The pictures in the book are unique- I have yet to come across many of them online or elsewhere. The best part of the book is most certainly the entire script!
(note to reader below:Jill Haworth was the original Sally Bowles, Alyson Reed was in the first revival and in this revival, the first Sally was Natasha Richardson) "Cabaret" is by far my favorite musical and I've already seen it three times. This book is wonderful and a great addition to anyone's theater book collection
I've seen the movie, the revival, and I remember the original production with Joel Grey from my childhood....but nothing ever beats the book! A complete script, with stage directions and brilliantly captured moments of the play; a thick and hearty slice of life backstage at one of Broadway's most fun and intriguing shows-- get it now!
I just got this book. It is so neat. I couldn't stop reading it. I love Broadway shows, and this book tells so much that I want to know. The pictures in this book are also great! I have yet to see the show but this book almost makes you feel right in the theater. I fyou want a goog Braodway book, this is a VERY good choice!
This book is absolutely delicious. It is filled with gorgeous, glossy photos of the entire beautiful cast, with lots of attention paid to my favorite, Alan Cumming. This book is a must have for any Cabaret fanatic. Even my roommate, who isn't really a fan, couldn't help but read it cover to cover! This book is breathtaking.
Es ist der ganze Texte der Szenen und der Songs des Revivals 1998 enthalten, was sonst nur schwer erhältlich ist. Außerdem tolle Fotos, Ausschnitte aus Rezensionen und andere zusätzliche Texte. Mir hat das Buch geholfen, meine Bachelorarbeit in Theaterwissenschaft zu Cabaret zu vervollständigen. Lohnt sich!!
"Cabaret" is the best musical of all time, the revival the best version of the musical yet. The overall effect of this book is quite astonishing. Great pictures, text, and illustrations. Perfect execution. This is an incredible momento for everyone who loves the musical as much as I do. Bravo.