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.
Jason Kander, the nephew of composer John Kander who wrote the music for such legendary Broadway musicals as Chicago and Cabaret came across a tweet buy the despicable White Supremacist leader Richard B. Spencer praising the Nazi anthem “Tomorrow Belongs to Me.” written by his uncle for the Bier Garden scene in Cabaret.
Jason Kander saw the tweet and took the “alt-right” leader down in 144 characters.
Almost 50 years ago to the day.
There are just no words….