Anne Hathaway Cabaret Debut; Actress Stars in Broadway Show Following First Oscar Win [VIDEO]

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Actress Anne Hathaway is set to play Sally Bowles in Cabaret on Broadway, her first major role since winning an Oscar in February for Les Miserables.

The 30-year-old will take to Broadway starting September and will act alongside Alan Cumming in the legendary musical, according to Daily Mail.

Hathaway reportedly impressed high-profile members of the entertainment business - including Cabaret composer John Kander - with songs from the musical when she sang at Joe's Pub in Manhattan in October of 2012. At the time she was joined on stage by her Les Miserables co-stars Eddie Redmayne, Audra McDonald, Linda Lavin and Raul Esparza.

Cabaret helped set Lisa Minneli on the map and in 1972 she won a Best Actress Oscar for her role as Bowles in the musical's film adaptation. The story is based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, Cabaret focuses on the nightlife at the Kit Kat Klub, 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with American writer Cliff Bradshaw.

Les Miserables is the world's longest running musical, has been performed in 42 countries and is the winner of 100 international awards, according to its official website.

Hathaway is no stranger to singing live in front of an audience. Aside from her October pub performance, she took to the stage at the Oscars and performed songs from Les Miserables as part of a tribute to the growing number of big-screen musicals during recent years.

She also did much singing in the film, most memorable being her I Dreamed a Dream solo. Her performance of dying prostitute Fantine in the film won Hathaway her first Oscar in February: Best Supporting Actress. She beat fellow nominees Sally Fields, Amy Adams, Helen Hunt and Jacki Weaver.

See her acceptance speech in the video below.


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