New at the theaters
This summer's "The Pajama Game" was the first production of the 1999-2000 Mirvish Productions subscription series, but it seems more like the accustomed fall kickoff with the official Broadway tour of the award-winning 1998 production of "Cabaret" through Oct. 16 at the Royal Alexandra Theater.
"Cabaret" has the girls and boys at the Kit Kat Club in fuller swing than in previous productions, making clear the moral morass that was Berlin in 1929. This is not a family show. As master of ceremonies, Norbert Leo Butz has a tough time following Joel Grey's act, and Joely Fisher as Sally Bowles lacks some of the glamour the part calls for. Sill, the whole show is greater than its parts, and most will find the production satisfying. Call (800) 461-3333.
At the tiny Alumnae Theater, "Revisioning," a new play that examines the fates of three women traveling to the New World on a convict ship, runs through next Sunday. The sightly bohemian Alumnae Theater provides an "off-off-off-Broadway" experience as audiences sit on former restaurant chairs in a room at the top of the old hose tower of a historic firehouse. The acting in this one-hour production is earnest, and the historical material interesting. Call (416) 531-3266.