Tony Winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes To The Broward Center Starring GEORGE HAMILTON

Tony Winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes To The Broward Center Starring GEORGE HAMILTON 

(Christopher Sieber and George Hamilton.  Photo By Paul Kolnik)

WINNER! 3 TONY AWARDS!

WINNER! 3 DRAMA DESK AWARDS!

WINNER! 4 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS!

WINNER! DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD!

STARRING

George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber

Coming to Fort Lauderdale June 12 for TWO Weeks Only!

The critically acclaimed production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber, arrives in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts June 12 – 24, 2012.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES recently made Tony Awards history as the first show to ever win the Tony Award three times for best production. The classic musical comedy by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein originally 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. The new, freshly reconceived LA CAGE won three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson).

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES tells the story of Georges (George Hamilton) the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin (Christopher Sieber), who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza.

When Georges' son brings his fiancée's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly!

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together... stay fabulous... and above all else, stay true to themselves!

George Hamilton with his exceedingly handsome looks and charming personality is noted for his dashing, sporting, jet-setter image and perpetually bronzed skin tones in commercials, dramatic and comedic film roles and reality shows. He is best known for his MGM films in the 1960s' Where the Boys Are, Your Cheatin' Heart and Evel Knievel.  He was nominated for a Golden Globe as the campy neck-biter in the Dracula spoof Love at First Bite (1979), which he executive-produced, and continued on the parody road successfully with Zorro, the Gay Blade (1981).  Mr. Hamilton has been seen in a string of fun commercials, hosting beauty pageants and making breezy gag appearances. He has broken through the "reality show" ranks by hosting "The Family" (2003) and participating in the second season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I).

Co-starring with Mr. Hamilton, is two time Tony Award nominee and Broadway veteran, CHRISTOPHER SIEBER who makes his road debut in the role of “Albin.”  Most recently, Sieber appeared on Broadway as “Georges” opposite Harvey Fierstein in the Tony Award-winning revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.

Christopher Sieber received a Tony nomination for his performances in Shrek and Spamalot. Broadway credits also include Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, and Beauty and the Beast to name a few. His television and film credits include "Morning Glory," "Pushing Daisies," "Johnny and the Sprites," "See You in September," "It's All Relative," "Two of a Kind," "Sex and the City," "Ed," "Guiding Light," "All My Children” and Another World.”

Rounding out the cast is Michael Lowney, Cathy Newman, Bernard Burak Sheredy, Jeigh Madjus, Gay Marshall, Allison Blair McDowell, Dale Hensley, Ashley Kate Adams, Ken Clark, Danny Vaccaro, Rylyn Juliano, Matt Anctil, Mark Roland, Donald Shorter, Jr., Trevor Downey, Logan Keslar, Terry Lavell, Todd Thurston, Todd Lattimore, Christophe Caballerro, and SuEllen Estey.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, David Babani and Fran and Barry Weissler in association with NETworks Presentations. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret.

The creative team includes director Terry Johnson, who won a 2010 Tony Award for his LA CAGE direction, choreographer Lynne Page, set designer Tim Shortall, costume designer Matthew Wright, lighting designer Nick Richings, sound designer Jonathan Deans and orchestrator/musical supervisor Todd Ellison.

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.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a production not to be missed and reviewers agree.

The Associated Press raves it is “Riotously funny! LA CAGE could not be more timely or enjoyable.”

Variety called it “Funny, heartwarming and terrific!”

Time Out New York sums it up: “Five Stars (out of five)! The Musical Revival of the Year! A Sensation!”

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES will begin on Tuesday, June 12th through Sunday, June 24th, 2012. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday June 17th at 7:30pm. Matinee performances are all Saturdays and Sundays and Wednesday June 20th at 2:00pm. Tickets start at $25.25 and are now on sale at the Broward Center Box Office Monday through Friday 10AM - 5PM, Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon - 5PM and 1½ hours prior to show times; or on-line at www.browardcenter.org; or by phone 954-462-0222. Groups of 10+ are invited to call 954-626-7814 or 954-462-0222.

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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


 
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