‘Cabaret’ Opens and ‘Aladdin’ Reviews are In


Cabaret began previews last night. The long awaited revival of the classic show is starring Alan Cummings and Michelle Williams. Cummings is reviving his role as the Emcee for which he won a Tony Award in 1998. This show marks the Broadway debut of Michelle Williams who plays Sally Bowles.

Cabaret is running at the Studio 54 Theatre and will play a limited run until August 31, 2014. The orchestra is set up with tables of 4 for seating to resemble a nightclub. Prices are running between $47 – $362 on the show’s official website at Roundabout Theater. Discounts aren’t being found at this point. This might be a tough show to get tickets for as the months go on.

Aladdin, Disney’s new entry onto Broadway, opened on Thursday night to a string of very fine reviews. Last week, before this all occured, the average ticket price clocked in at $74.25. Look for that to go up as it ran at 100% attendance. Broadway Box has moved it to their Hot shows category meaning discounts aren’t there. The show is playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre which seats just about 1,800 people.

Running a quick check through on the site for tickets, availability for the next few weeks is very tight and for some shows, completely sold out. The one ticket found in the last row of the theater was $56 not counting TicketMaster fees. A $140 – $145 price is being shown on their pricing scale but those aren’t always accurate.

Watch for Disney to eventually do some nice family and group pricing for this show. But it could remain high priced pre-Tony Awards and in the months where tourist are willing to pay better the better prices.