ACTING OUT ‘Cabaret’, ‘Cowboy’ bring the iconic and erotic to Atlanta
Two major theater offerings are on tap next week in Atlanta, one featuring a well-known gay actor and the other a prominent international gay couple. Broadway in Atlanta offers up a national tour of the musical “Cabaret” with “Queer as Folk” alum Randy Harrison while 7 Stages brings the erotic “Cowboy” to town courtesy of dancers Niv Sheinfield and Oren Laor, who came to town for their acclaimed dance piece “Two Rooms” several years ago. In their new work, an all-male country line dance turns into something more evocative. We caught up with Harrison, Sheinfield and Laor to chat up their new shows.
Hello, Randy. How did the “Cabaret” tour come about for you?
I auditioned for it. I knew the production really well. I had seen it a bunch of times and I knew about the revival so I went for it.
Any hesitation of doing a national tour?