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Emma Stone Rehearses, Talks About Her 'Cabaret' Broadway Debut

By Jon Sobel j.sobel@classicalite.com on Oct 28, 2014 01:28 PM EDT

Emma Stone takes over the role of Sally Bowles in the hit Broadway revival of Cabaret on November 11, after Michelle Williams exits the production. Though it'll be the Amazing Spider-Man star's Broadway (and New York stage) debut, Stone made it clear in an interview published yesterday in the Wall Street Journal that she's no stranger to the music.

About the title song, the last one she sings in the show, Stone says, "I've been singing it in my bedroom or in my head for 16 years," adding unnecessarily, "but never actually on stage at Studio 54."

Seems she's internalized "Cabaret": "I could sing that all day, every day. That's just my favorite thing in the world. I'm still in rehearsals, so everything is always changing, and I'm trying things for the first time…I don't really know yet where it will land or how it will all end up, but it's just the coolest, coolest thing, and I'm really happy and excited."

Stone began rehearsing for the long-running revival, which stars Alan Cumming as the Emcee and features Linda Emond and Danny Burstein, just last week. She has been talking over the character with director Sam Mendes and co-director/choreographer Rob Marshall, who "just know the show very well and they have for a long time, so that's incredibly helpful."

Help is surely welcome in undertaking a role that has been played by a string of leading lights of stage and screen over the years, from Liza Minnelli, Natasha Richardson and Judi Dench to Jane Horrocks (of Absolutely Fabulous), Brooke Shields, Molly Ringwald and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Emma Stone has committed to Cabaret through February 1, 2015. The Broadway production itself has been extended through March 29, 2015.

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