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Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!

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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES began rehearsals on Monday and BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to bring you the first photos of the show's cast!

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES stars five-time Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer as Georges and Olivier Award-winner Douglas Hodge as Albin, with A.J. Shively, a recent University of Michigan graduate, making his Broadway debut as Jean-Michel; Fred Applegate (The Producers, Young Frankenstein) as Edouard Dindon/M. Renaud; Tony nominee Veanne Cox (Company, Caroline, or Change) as Mme. Dindon/Mme. Renaud; Tony-nominee Robin de Jesús (In the Heights) as Jacob; two-time Tony nominee Christine Andreas (My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, On Your Toes) as Jacqueline; Elena Shaddow (Fiddler on the Roof, Fanny at Encores!) as Anne; Chris Hoch (Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot, Shrek the Musical) as Francis; Heather Lindell (Hairspray) as Colette; Bill Nolte (The Producers, 1776) as Tabarro; Fred Applegate as Edouard Dindon and M. Renaud and David Nathan Perlow (White Noise) as Etienne.

Also starring as the notorious and dangerous Cagelles will be Nick Adams (A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls, Chicago), Nicholas Cunningham (La Cage aux Folles/West End), Sean Patrick Doyle (Fiddler on the Roof national tour, Wig Out!), Yurel Echezarreta (West Side Story), Terry Lavell (Hairspray/Las Vegas, Smokey Joe's Café/national tour) and Logan Keslar (West Side Story/West End, On the Town/Paper Mill Playhouse). The production also features Christophe Caballero, Todd Lattimore, Dale Hensley and Cheryl Stern.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES begins previews on Tuesday, April 6 and opens on Sunday, April 18 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is now on sale through Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or at www.telecharge.com/lacage. Also visit www.lacage.com for a special video introduction from Kelsey Grammer and the Cagelles.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret. This freshly reconceived production is choreographed by Lynne Page and directed by Terry Johnson.

The original production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES was one of Broadway's biggest hits of the 1980s. It opened August 21, 1983 at the Palace Theatre, where it played for over four years and 1,761 performances. The show won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical, Best Score (Jerry Herman) and Best Book (Harvey Fierstein).

The new production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES played from November 23, 2007 to March 8, 2008 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, earning across the board raves and moving to the West End's Playhouse Theatre on October 30, 2008, where it was nominated for seven 2009 Olivier Awards, winning for Best Musical Revival and Best Actor in a Musical for Douglas Hodge and won the 2009 Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Musical.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
The Set Model for La Cage!

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Producer Sonia Friedman

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Producer Sonia Friedman

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David Babani (Menier Chocolate Factory)

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David Babani (Menier Chocolate Factory)

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
David Babani (Menier Chocolate Factory)

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Director Terry Johnson

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Director Terry Johnson

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The La Cage aux Folles Set!

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Bookwriter Harvey Fierstein

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Harvey Fierstein Addresses the Cast

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Harvey Fierstein Addresses the Cast

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Harvey Fierstein and Nick Adams

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Veanne Cox and Bill Nolte

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Veanne Cox and Chris Hoch

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Robin de Jesus & Yurel Echezarreta

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Veanne Cox and Harvey Fierstein

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Veanne Cox and Harvey Fierstein

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Harvey Fierstein, Douglas Hodge and Kelsey Grammer

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Harvey Fierstein, Douglas Hodge and Kelsey Grammer

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Harvey Fierstein, Douglas Hodge and Kelsey Grammer

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Harvey Fierstein and Douglas Hodge

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Harvey Fierstein, Douglas Hodge and Kelsey Grammer

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Harvey Fierstein, Douglas Hodge and Kelsey Grammer

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Choreographer Lynne Page

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Lynne Page and Kelsey Grammer

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Lynne Page and Kelsey Grammer

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Terry Johnson

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Terry Johnson, Lynne Page and Kelsey Grammer

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Terry Johnson and Kelsey Grammer

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Veanne Cox and Douglas Hodge

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Veanne Cox and Douglas Hodge

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Veanne Cox and Douglas Hodge

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Veanne Cox and Douglas Hodge

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Robin de Jesus and Nick Adams

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Robin de Jesus and Douglas Hodge

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Terry Lavell, Producer Fran Weissler, Yurel Echezarreta, Robin de Jesus

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Harvey Fierstein with Cagelles: Yurel Echezarreta, Logan Keslar, Sean Patrick Doyle, Nick Adams & Terry Lavell

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Harvey Fierstein with Cagelles: Yurel Echezarreta, Logan Keslar, Sean Patrick Doyle, Nick Adams & Terry Lavell

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Sean Patrick Doyle, Yurel Echezarreta, Logan Keslar, Nick Adams & Terry Lavell

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Sean Patrick Doyle, Yurel Echezarreta, Logan Keslar, Nick Adams & Terry Lavell

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Sean Patrick Doyle, Yurel Echezarreta, Logan Keslar, Nick Adams & Terry Lavell

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
David Nathan Perlow

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Fred Applegate, Elena Shaddow, David Nathan Perlow, Terry Lavell, A.J. Shively

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Fred Applegate, Elena Shaddow, David Nathan Perlow, Terry Lavell, A.J. Shively

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Elena Shaddow, A.J. Shively

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Elena Shaddow, A.J. Shively

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Todd Lattimore & Christopher Caballero

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Cheryl Stern & Heather Lindell

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Bill Nolte

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Bill Nolte, with swings: Cheryl Stern & Dale Hensley

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Dale Hensley (Swing) , Cheryl Stern (Swing) & Douglas Hodge

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Elena Shaddow & Robin de Jesus

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Fred Applegate & Elena Shaddow

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Fred Applegate & Elena Shaddow

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The Cast of La Cage aux Folles!

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
The Cast of La Cage aux Folles!

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
The Cast of La Cage aux Folles!

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
Now, off to rehearse!

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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