In 1993, Sam Mendes directed a new production of Cabaret for the Donmar Warehouse in London’s West End. It starred Jane Horrocks as Sally, Adam Godley as Cliff, Alan Cumming as the Emcee and Sara Kestelman as Fräulein Schneider. Cumming received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance and Kestelman won the Olivier for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical. Mendes’s conception was very different from either the original production or the conventional first revival.
Scottish born and openly “bisexual” actor Alan Cummings who became a a naturalised American citizen just days after Barack Obama took office has always been a storng supportter of the President……until now.
Cummings, who has been a Democratic Party supporter revealed the extent of his disillusionment in a strongly worded statement to Barack Obama and accused him of doing “diddly squat” to improve gay right
“We keep hearing that Obama is an ally, that ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ will end under his watch, but what do we actually get? Diddly squat thus far on a federal level, and in addition to that some very offensive statements that would have made the Republicans look bad.
When America is full of hatred of all kinds, but especially hatred towards young gay people, what message is the President sending when he repeatedly goes out of his way to spread the message that the gay population is not worthy of the respect that everyone else is?
How can we counsel our children not to bully their gay classmates or mock their gay friends when they see their President, their beloved President Obama, refusing to do the equivalent in regards to troops and other adults?”
Well done Alan Cummings. Now if only MORE celebrities would stabd up come out with statements. George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Robert Downey Jr, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and the rest of you. WE ARE WAITING.