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Alan Cumming thought his dancing days were behind him before return to 'Cabaret'

April 23, 2014 at 11:11 AM ET

Alan Cumming is on his way back to Broadway and back to a part he's played three times before. The actor is reprising his role as the Emcee in "Cabaret," for which he won a Tony award in 1998, and no one is more surprised by that than Cumming himself.

"The biggest reason is that I'm 49 — I'm in my 50th year — and I thought, 'Nobody's going to ask me to dance like this again.'"

But, clearly, he was wrong.

"I'm doing kicklines with girls less than half my age (now)," he boasted to TODAY's Matt Lauer before posing for a side-by-side selfie.

Image: Alan Cumming and Matt Lauer pose for a selfie during an interview on TODAY on April 23.
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"Cabaret" opens at Broadway's Roundabout Theatre Thursday night.

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