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The Musical Cabaret

Duration: 9 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service Online

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In November 1966 the hit musical opened on Broadway. Set in 1930s Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, the show chronicles the love story between a cabaret singer Sally Bowles and an American writer amid the city's decadent cafe society. The Broadway production was a huge hit, inspiring numerous subsequent productions as well as the Oscar winning 1972 film. Farhana Haider has been speaking to Cabaret's legendary director, Hal Prince.

(Photo: Jill Haworth, playing Sally Bowles from Cabaret, New York, 1966. Credit: Mark Kauffman/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) Show less

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