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Palace Theatre (New York, NY)
1564 Broadway at 47th

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Based on the play La Cage Aux Folles by Jean Poiret

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret.



Georges is the suave owner of a glitzy drag club on the French Riviera. Partnered romantically with his high-strung star performer, Albin, 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).



Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/31; THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Omaha, CAROUSEL in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Omaha, La Cage aux Folles in Tampa, and CAROUSEL in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Details Changes Made to NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 30, 2017

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Harvey Fierstein explains that NBC's upcoming BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE, starring Jennifer Lopez, will get a fine tuning prior to its December broadcast. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

D'Vorah Bailey in WISHFUL THINKING at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????Broadway singer and actress D'Vorah Bailey returns with her solo cabaret show, Wishful Thinking, at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Ray Jivoff Named Artistic Director of Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Executive Director Jack R. Lemmon today announced that Ray Jivoff has been named Skylight Music Theatre's new artistic director. (more...)

Writers of Color to Stand in the Spotlight in Musical Theatre Factory's LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory has announced that it will present 'LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING'on April 12th at 9:30PM as the next offering in its lineup of Joe's Pub Concert Series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jennifer Diamond at Joe's Pub with Samantha Massell, Christopher Sieber & Tori Murray
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2017

Jennifer Diamond made her Joe's Pub solo debut on March 27th to a packed house. After selling out at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, with her debut act, IT MY FIRST TIME: PLEASE BE GENTLE, she's brought it to the LES's music hot-spot with IT'S MY FIRST TIME: DOWNTOWN EDITION. Both were directed by longtime pal Richard Jay-Alexander. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Silvestri is the Definition of Fabulous in Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Mar 27, 2017

Join the party and be prepared to be entertained and moved, especially by Silvestri's brilliant turn as Albin/Zaza. (more...)

VIDEO: A CHORUS LINE Alums Priscilla Lopez, Baayork Lee, and Don Pippin Reunite for Stories and Performance
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2017

Broadway historian and documentarian Rick McKay was among the lucky audience to attend the New York Public Library's most recent performance at their Bruno Walter Auditorium. Hear what he had to say about the event, then check out his video below! (more...)

TOMAS GOROS se integra a LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS MX
by Clemente Sanchez - Mar 24, 2017

TOMAS GOROS se integra a LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS MX (more...)

Broadway Show-Stoppers Fill the Intimate Independence Studio on 3 in JERRY'S GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an electrifying tribute to an all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, in JERRY'S GIRLS. Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney, the production begins with previews on April 4th, opens on April 6th and continues through July 2nd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3.   (more...)

Brian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mulay Initiatives presents The Love Curriculum, an entertaining evening of song and dance exploring our universal journey in the pursuit of love, written and performed by Brian Mulay (Yank, A New Musical).   (more...)

HIS AND HIS III Cast and Theme Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The third installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.' cabaret series will be performed on Tuesday, April 11 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. Over the course of this season, His and His has followed the development of gay characters on Broadway. If you missed the first two parts, no worries. Chris will catch you up on what you need to know. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Producer Jamie Hendry announced this morning that Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Craig Mather and Simon Lipkin will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, which will open at the world-famous London Palladium. Scroll down for photos of the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Vicki Lewis in GYPSY at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Let us entertain you with one of America's most beloved classic musicals! March brings the dazzling stage hit Gypsy to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's stage. Inspired by the memoirs of the legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, this story follows the dreams and efforts of a powerhouse stage mother to get her two daughters into show business. Scroll down for a first look at Vicki Lewis and more in action! (more...)


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Broadway's D'Vorah Bailey returns to The Metropolitan Room with WISHFUL THINKING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Broadway singer and actress D'Vorah Bailey returns with her solo cabaret show, Wishful Thinking, at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, Starring Harvey Fierstein, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a one-week extension for the world premiere of GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Sean Mathias. The show officially opened on Wednesday, April 5, and was previously extended through Sunday, May 14. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, May 21. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Signature Theatre is proud to announce full casting for Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Flies to The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public on November 18. FINDING NEVERLAND will play April 25-30, 2017, at the Hobby Center at 800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

Principal Cast Announced for European Premiere of WORKING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

???????Gillian Bevan, Dean Chisnall, Krysten Cummings, Siubhan Harrison, Peter Polycarpou and Liam Tamne will lead the cast of the European Premiere of WORKING. (more...)

Broadway Show-Stoppers Fill the Intimate Independence Studio on 3 in JERRY'S GIRLS at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an electrifying tribute to an all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, in JERRY'S GIRLS. Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney, the production begins with previews on April 4th, opens on April 6th and continues through July 2nd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3.   (more...)

Photo Flash: CAGNEY, THE MUSICAL Company Toasts to One Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The company of Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrated one year of performances at The Westside Theatre with a champagne toast onstage, last night, April 4. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

BWW Exclusive Video: Stephanie J. Block Steals the Show with 'What Is It About Her?' from THE WILD PARTY at Miscast 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

MCC Theater celebrated three decades as one of NYC's leading Off-Broadway theater companies at its annual Miscast gala on Monday, April 3, at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. BroadwayWorld is excited to share exclusive footage of Stephanie J. Block's performance of 'What Is It About Her?' from THE WILD PARTY. Check it out below! (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL, Starring Christiane Noll, Extends Again at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

TheaterWorks announced today that NEXT TO NORMAL will extend again through May 14, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez Talks NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE: 'It's Very Close to My Heart'
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

At a press event held this week, Jennifer Lopez shared her excitement over starring in NBC's next live musical broadcast BYE BYE BIRDIE. (more...)

CAGNEY Marks One Year Off-Broadway This Week; Broadway Run in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The company of Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will celebrate one year of performances at The Westside Theatre on Tuesday, April 4. (more...)

Initial Casting Revealed for Milwaukee Rep's 2017-18 Season, Featuring Dael Orlandersmith, OUR TOWN & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2017/18 Season is filled with timeless classics, award-winning contemporary works and full-scale musicals spanning 13 productions in four theaters. While casting is heavily underway for all shows, here is a first glimpse into what audiences can look forward to next season.  Complete casting and creative teams to be announced soon. (more...)

Elmwood Playhouse Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Elmwood Playhouse of Nyack NY will be presenting "La Cage aux Folles", written by Jerry Herman (Music and Lyrics), Harvey Fierstein (Book), based on the play by Jean Poiret and directed by Alan Demovsky. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

BWW Review: JERRY'S GIRLS at The Walnut Street Theater
by Greer Firestone - Apr 24, 2017

The Independence Studio 3 at The Walnut is the ultimate black box, seating perhaps only over 100. It gives the audience a thrilling intimacy with performers. The Walnut, whatever the size of the audience, never relinquishes their high production standards. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Comes from Away to Chat with Jenn Colella
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24 the Theater People podcast welcome's COME FROM AWAY star Jenn Colella. For the episode, Colella recounts her experience with the new Broadway musical--based on true events--from winning the role to meeting and befriending her real-life counterpart. She also shares fascinating stories from her previous work on Broadway. (more...)

Paul Iacono's PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE To Premiere at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Star of Mercury Fur, G.B.F., and MTV's The Hard Times Of RJ Berger, Paul Iacono stars along with the underground personalities of Downtown New York in the world premiere of his musical-cabaret epic, PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE at The Green Room 42 , Thursday, May 4th & Friday, May 5th 8:00pm. (more...)

Podcast: 'Broadwaysted' Welcomes the Fabulous Cast of CAGNEY
by Broadwaysted - Apr 23, 2017

It's time for Another Round of Broadwaysted and this week the whole gang is hanging out with some of the talented cast members of CAGNEY THE MUSICAL! On this episode, we' pour out wine and gather around the mics with Jeremy Benton, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, and Ellen Zolezzi and discuss the musical that has kept them all tapping and singing Off-Broadway for over a year! (more...)

Broadway's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney Will Hold Stage Management Workshop This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Broadway Basics is recruiting Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, as well as Undergrads, Grad students and recent grads for their Stage Management Workshop- a one day intensive on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 10am-3pm for an in-depth day with two Professional Broadway Stage Managers. Upon attending the workshop, students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more! The enrollment deadline is September 26, 2015. To enroll, contact: broadwaybasics@gmail.com (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Broadway's Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Wagner College Theatre presents the groundbreaking musical La Cage aux Folles with performances from April 20 - April 30, 2017 in the Main Hall Theatre. (more...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Encore Musical Theatre Company Goes INTO THE WILD: A New Musical, Starring Conor Ryan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Encore Musical Theatre Company opens the developmental premiere of INTO THE WILD on April 14th. (more...)

The Duluth Playhouse presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

This high spirited and high struttin' musical comedy will absolutely tickle audiences! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day. April 18- Happy Birthday, Gavin Creel!
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2017

Today, April 18th, we celebrate the birthday of Broadway favorite, Gavin Creel. (more...)

BWW Review: Prospective In-Laws Clash Over Religion In THE PROFANE
by Michael Dale - Apr 17, 2017

From ABIE'S IRISH ROSE to La Cage aux Folles and beyond, the conflicts that occur when future in-laws meet for the first time have been a traditional source of comedy for both stage and screen. (more...)

Photo Flash: Encore Musical Theatre Company Goes INTO THE WILD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer, and 'Back to the Wild' by the Christopher J. McCandless Foundation, INTO THE WILD is written by Janet Allard (Book and Lyrics) and Niko Tsakalakos (Music and Lyrics).  It is directed by Mia Walker, music directed by Tyler Driskill, with orchestrations by Brian Usifer, vocal arrangements by Angelique Mouyis, and stars Conor Ryan as Christopher McCandless. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos of Encore Musical Theatre's INTO THE WILD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer, and 'Back to the Wild' by the Christopher J. McCandless Foundation, INTO THE WILD is written by Janet Allard (Book and Lyrics) and Niko Tsakalakos (Music and Lyrics). It is directed by Mia Walker, music directed by Tyler Driskill, with orchestrations by Brian Usifer, vocal arrangements by Angelique Mouyis, and stars Conor Ryan as Christopher McCandless. (more...)

JAG Productions Presents August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

JAG Productions will present August Wilson's Fences later this month at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, Vermont.  Previews begin April 27, 2017 and performances run through May 7, 2017. (more...)

Hershey Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Hershey Theatre is pleased to announce four critically acclaimed Broadway productions will grace the stage at the iconic venue as part of its 2017-2018 season presented by Capital BlueCross.  (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome Announces 18 Months of Award-Winning Hits
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Birmingham Hippodrome - the UK's most visited theatre - has today announced full details of its new season.  From the best of the West End to the biggest names in international ballet, opera and contemporary dance, 2017/18 will once again see a world-class programme of live entertainment on the Hippodrome's famous stage. (more...)

New York City Opera Presents ANTONIO LITERES'S Los Elementos
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Last June, New York City Opera inaugurated its Opera en Español series with the long-awaited New York premiere of Daniel Catàn's Florencia en el Amazonas. This May, following the critical success of the company's modern day revival of Respighi's rarely heard La Campana Sommersa, New York City Opera will present the second installment in its Opera en Español series with the American premiere of Antonio Literes's circa 1713 Spanish Baroque opera, Los Elementos. Richard Stafford will direct and choreograph the compact, one-hour work with sets by John Farrell, costumes by Janet O'Neill, lighting by Susan Roth and hair and makeup by Georgianna Eberhard. Sopranos Samarie Alicea and Chelsea Bonagura and mezzo-sopranos Melanie Ashkar and Kelsey Robertson will make their City Opera debuts as the four elements: Air (El Ayre), Water (El Agua), Earth (La Tierra), and Fire (El Fuego). City Opera veteran baritone Marco Nisticó returns to portray Time (El Tiempo) and mezzo-soprano Magda Gartner is featured as the Dawn (La Aurora). Pacien Mazzagatti, New York City Opera's Principal Conductor, will lead the New York City Opera Orchestra in Literes's evocative and atmospheric score. (more...)

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