Emma Stone, known for film roles in The Help and The Amazing Spider-Man series, is set to make her debut on Broadway this fall. She will replace Michelle Williams in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Cabaret. Emma will play the role of showgirl Sally Bowles.
Michelle Williams will reportedly vacate the role in early November, with Emma Stone stepping into her shoes from then until some time in April. Stone has big shoes to fill in Cabaret. In addition to Michelle Williams, the role has previously been played by a slew of top notch actresses including Jill Haworth, Gina Gershon, Melina Kanakaredes, Natasha Richardson, Jane Leeves, Lea Thompson, Alyson Reed and Judi Dench. No worries, however. There is little to no doubt that Emma Stone has what it takes to make Broadway--and her role as Sally Bowles--her own.
Those worried that Stone will forgo her film work for Broadway needn't be concerned either. She is already set to star alongside Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, and more in Birdman.
Word that Emma Stone will soon be on Broadway is spreading quickly.
— TorontoStage.com (@TorontoStagecom) August 23, 2014
Emma Stone in Cabaret starting November 11th. EMMA STONE IN CABARET STARTING NOVEMBER 11TH.
— matthew scott m... (@irobotyoujane) August 20, 2014
— Cabaret the Musical (@Cabaret_Musical) August 20, 2014
One thing is for certain regarding Emma Stone heading to Broadway. Her Spider-Man costar and boyfriend Andrew Garfield will support her wholeheartedly. He received a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway performance as Biff Loman in Death of A Salesman on a Broadway stage back in 2012.
Will you head to the bright lights of the big city to see Emma Stone make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in Cabaret? You'll likely be in good company. With word of her debut spreading like wildfire, however, tickets might be difficult to procure.