Will Anne Hathaway Star on Broadway? Oscar-Winning Actress Dismisses Rumors She Will Perform in ‘Cabaret’

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Anne Hathaway debunked rumors she will star on Broadway in "Cabaret." Above: Anne Hathaway at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood earlier this year.

Anne Hathaway sang her way to an Oscar in the 2012 feature “Les Miserables,” but rumors that the actress will be starring on Broadway in “Cabaret” have been officially debunked.

The Daily Mail was the first to report Wednesday that Hathaway would be taking on the role of Sally Bowles in the musical “Cabaret” alongside show veteran, Alan Cumming, but soon after took down the report after the actress’ rep said the rumors were false.

“There is no commitment whatsoever for her to do ‘Cabaret,’” Hathaway’s publicist, Stephen Huvane, told The New York Times. “There are no discussions going on about this project for Anne.”

The musical’s composer, John Kander, confirmed that the actress has not yet been selected to play Hathaway’s rumored role and that Cumming was on board to reprise his character of Emcee; Cumming won the 1998 Tony Award for best actor in a musical playing the role.

Despite the show's 2004 closing, Kander said he believes the show would be successful.

“I think there will be an audience for the revival—many people who have never seen it on stage—this is a chance to develop the show with some new actors” said Kander.

Hathaway isn’t a stranger to “Cabaret.” She first performed two songs from the show in a one-night-only event at New York’s Public Theater in 2012.

Pre-production is expected to begin in January, with the show scheduled premiere date to take place in the late winter of 2014.

Hathaway is currently in production on the animated children’s film, “Rio 2." The actress is slated to star in the drama “Laggies” opposite Chloe Grace Moretz ("Kickass") and Sam Rockwell ("Iron Man 2") later this year; the film features Hathaway as an immature woman who lies to her fiance to spend more time with her friends.

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