Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, the Academy Award-winning stars of the 1972 film Cabaret, reunited at a screening of the movie musical on Thursday, January 31 at the Ziegfeld Theatre. The event, held in honor of the Bob Fosse film's 40th Anniversary (and forthcoming Blu-ray release), was presented by Turner Classic Movies, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and Verizon.
Joining Minnelli and Grey were their on-screen co-stars, Michael York and Marisa Berenson, Bob Fosse's daughter, Nicole Fosse, and Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne, who led a Q&A at the screening. Guests included two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters (Follies), 1950s film star Arlene Dahl (Three Little Words), and cabaret singer Nicolas King, among many others.
Based on the acclaimed musical, which features a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb and a book by Joe Masteroff, as well John Van Druten's play, I Am a Camera, and the pre-World War II Berlin novels of Christopher Isherwood, Fosse's Academy Award-winning film features a screenplay by Jay Presson Allen. The forthcoming Blu-ray release will include a re-mastered edition of the film, a new documentary titled "Cabaret: The Musical that Changed Musicals," vintage documentaries, and a series of memory galleries.