Cabaret (musical)

theatrical musical by John Kander debuted in 1966

Cabaret is a musical. The book was written by Joe Masteroff. The lyrics were written by Fred Ebb. The music was written by John Kander. The musical was based on the 1939 novel, Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood, and the 1951 play, I Am a Camera by John Van Druten. The musical won the 1967 Tony Award for Best Musical.

MusicJohn Kander
LyricsFred Ebb
BookJoe Masteroff
Basis1939 novel, Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
1951 play, I Am a Camera by John Van Druten
ProductionsBroadway (1966)
West End (1968)
Movie (1972)
AwardsTony Award for Best Musical

Cabaret premiered on 20 November 1966 at the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway. It ran for 1,165 performances. It opened in the West End on 28 February 1968 at the Palace Theatre. It had 336 performances. A movie adaptation was released in 1972 starring Liza Minelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey.

The musical is set in Berlin during the Nazi rise to power, and follows the life and loves of cabaret singer, Sally Bowles. A subplot involves a romance between a German woman and a Jewish man.