Photo Coverage: First Look at Harvey Fierstein and Christopher Sieber in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!
The Tony Award-winning production of the celebrated musical comedy LA CAGE AUX FOLLES now stars four-time Tony Award-winner and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES author Harvey Fierstein as Albin and two-time Tony Award-nominee Christopher Sieber as Georges. Here's a first look at the talented pair on stage!
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, who won a 2010 Tony Award for his direction.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES also stars Mike McShane as Edouard Dindon/M. Renaud; Allyce Beasley as Mme. Dindon/Mme. Renaud; Chris Hoch as Francis; Elena Shaddow as Anne; A.J. Shively as Jean-Michel; two-time Tony Award nominee Christine Andreas as Jacqueline; Tony Award-winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia as Jacob; with Heather Lindell as Colette; Michael Lowney as Etienne and Bruce Winant as Tabarro.
Also starring as the notorious and dangerous Cagelles are Matt Anctil as Angelique, Sean Patrick Doyle as Chantal, Yurel Echezarreta as Phaedra, Logan Keslar as Bitelle, Terry Lavell as Mercedes and Karl Warden as Hanna. The production also features Christophe Caballero, Todd Lattimore, Dale Hensley, Caitlin Mundth and Cheryl Stern.
Georges (Christopher Sieber) is the suave owner of a glitzy drag club on the French Riviera. Partnered romantically with his high-strung star performer, Albin (Harvey Fierstein), the pair live a charmed life-until Georges' son announces his engagement to the daughter of a conservative right-wing politician who's coming to dinner.
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).
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES made Tony Awards history last year as the first show to ever win the Tony Award three times for best production. The classic musical comedy won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical. A Broadway revival won two 2005 Tony Awards including the Best Revival of a Musical prize. LA CAGE won three 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson).
LA CAGE is also the winner of three Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Costume Design (Matthew Wright), four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson) and Outstanding Costume Design (Matthew Wright) and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical.
Photos by Joan Marcus