Daily Archives: February 13, 2012

‘Cabaret’ opens in U.S. theaters 40 years ago today (1972)

Video: 'Cabaret' trailer

(Sunday February 13, 1972)Cabaret, a musical film set in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in 1931, under the ominous presence of the growing National Socialist Party, opened today in the U.S. (including the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City).

Produced and directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey, the film is loosely based on the 1966 Broadway musical of the same name.