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Monday By the Numbers: ‘Cabaret’ and its rich history open at Smith Center

‘Cabaret’

Mark Kennedy / AP

This Jan. 8, 2016, photo shows Randy Harrison, who plays the MC role made famous by award winners Joel Grey and Alan Cumming, during a rehearsal in New York for the “Cabaret” tour. The musical, about the world of the indulgent Kit Kat Klub in Berlin, lands at the Smith Center on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, for a limited run.

This week, Monday By the Numbers focuses on the legendary musical “Cabaret,” the touring version of which makes a stop at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

The show runs Tuesday through Sunday and stars Andrea Goss as Sally Bowles and Randy Harrison from “Queer As Folk” as the MC.

As we say, “Willkommen” to this list:

50: Years since “Cabaret” debuted on Broadway.

44: Years since “Cabaret” premiered as a feature film.

3: Tony Awards won by the production on Broadway (for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Revival).

3: Numbers from “Cabaret” revived in “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers.” They are “Willkommen,” “Money” and “Cabaret.”

3: Ks used in the venue central to the plot, the Kit Kat Klub.

1931: Year the story is set in Berlin.

19: Age of cabaret chanteuse Bowles, famously portrayed by Liza Minnelli in the film version of the musical.

26: Minnelli’s age when the film was released.

$2,285,000: Film’s budget.

$42,765,000: Film’s take at the box office.

97 percent: “Fresh” rating for the film on Rotten Tomatoes.

8: Oscars won by the film, including Bob Fosse for Best Director, Minnelli for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Joel Grey for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

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