Emma Stone for Cabaret: Spider-Man star set to make Broadway debut
The US actress will take on the role of troubled British singer Sally Bowles
Emma Stone is swapping Spider-Man for the stage as she prepares to make her Broadway debut in Cabaret.
The US actress, 25, will replace Michelle Williams in the lead as troubled British singer Sally Bowles this coming November until early 2015.
Directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, the production will see Stone star opposite Alan Cumming’s award-winning Emcee. The Scottish actor celebrated his 500th performance in the role in June after first taking it on in 1998.
Linda Edmond, Danny Burstein, Bill Heck, Gayle Rankin and Aaron Krohn are also among the cast.
The storyline follows 19-year-old Bowles’ life in Berlin as she turns to extravagant partying and a relationship with young American writer as the Nazis begin their rise to power.
The 1966 musical’s revival has been a hit at the box office and grossed $15.7 million to date since opening in late April.
Stone can currently be seen in Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight and will soon appear in Birdman, opening the Venice Film Festival next week.
She has been in talks with Cabaret producers for months, but initial discussions hit a brick wall due to scheduling conflicts with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, in which she stars as Gwen Stacy.
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