Emma Stone May Soon Make Her Broadway Debut in ‘Cabaret’, Replacing Michelle WilliamsBy: Pam Wright - August 12, 2014
Emma Stone may soon be donning fishnets and a bowler hat for her Broadway debut in Cabaret.
The Super Bad actress was slated to star in the Broadway revival of Cabaret last year but had to pull out due to scheduling conflict.
Roundabout Theatre Company said Monday that Stone is once again in negotiations to play Sally Bowles, the flirtatious, intoxicating heiress turned showgirl who steals the heart of an American writer visiting Berlin’s seedy Kit Kat Klub, the setting of the musical.
Set in 1931 Berlin, Cabaret centers around the world of the Kit Kat Klub in Nazi Germany. The songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb include Willkommen and Tomorrow Belongs to Me.
Williams took on the role when the Spider Man actress had to withdraw last year and received mixed reviews.
Ben Brantley of the New York Times wrote a less than stellar review of the actress’ portrayal of Bowles.
“The promiscuous, hard-partying Sally is now embodied by a very brave Michelle Williams, who doesn’t look all that happy to be there. I’m assuming that’s more a matter of character interpretation than of personal discomfort, but it does put sort of a damper on the festivities,” wrote Brantley.
“Given that she played Marilyn Monroe in the 2011 film My Week With Marilyn, for which she received an Oscar nomination, Ms. Williams obviously knows about wrestling with the ghosts of sexy performances past. But for some reason, she has chosen to tamp down any evidence of spontaneous sensuality.”
Liza Minelli won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Bowles in the 1972 film adaption of the musical.
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