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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).


AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS and More Set for Way Off Broadway's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, reached a milestone in 2014, celebrating its 20th Anniversary Platinum Season. Today, the theatre's producers have announced the line-up for the 2015 Mainstage Season. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 9/14 for 'DIRTY DANCING' in Atlanta This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced that individual tickets for the Atlanta premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage at the Fox Theatre will go on sale September 14 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Catherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate have been cast in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's ASSASSINS, directed by Jamie Lloyd, at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 21st November 2014 - 7th March 2015. Press Night is Monday 1st December, 8pm. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Clear Space Theatre Company Announces Casting for ON GOLDEN POND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Clear Space Theatre Company of Rehoboth Beach has announced the cast of their upcoming production of 'On Golden Pond.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/7- Jerry Zaks
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Jerry Zaks! Zaks won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Drama Desk Award for directing The House of Blue Leaves, Lend Me A Tenor, and Six Degrees of Separation and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes KINKY BOOTS' Ellyn Marie Marsh
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 7, 2014

On Monday, September 8th the Theater People Podcast welcomes the multi-talented Ellyn Marie Marsh. Topics discussed include her two Broadway heartbreaks: being cast as a replacement in the role of Hatchet Face Mona in CRY BABY, but never even making it into rehearsal because the show closed just after previews; and being cast as an understudy in ENRON, but never making it to the stage because the show suffered a similar fate. (more...)

Cinnabar Extends FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Through 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Even before it opens, Cinnabar Theater's production of Fiddler on the Roof has sold out the first two weeks of its run and added extra dates. This marvelous family musical opens tonight and has been extended through September 28. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Gary Beach!
by Ken Womble - Sep 5, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Gary Beach! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/3/14 - BULL DURHAM in Atlanta, THE LION KING Hits 7,000, Seattle & the Finger Lakes Welcome Stars and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 3, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE LION KING marks a milestone, BULL DURHAM begins in Atlanta, A CHORUS LINE starts in Seattle and THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES grace the Finger Lakes, plus lots of stars meet the press today! (more...)

Janine DiVita to Star in EVITA, Opening 9/18 at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to present EVITA, one of the most passionate and colorful musicals in theater history. Performances begin on September 18th at 8:00 pm and run through November 2nd. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of EVITA at The John W. Engeman Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 23, 2014

The John W. Engeman Theater presents EVITA, one of the most passionate and colorful musicals in theater history. Performances run through November 2nd. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

York Theatre Company's Fall Special Events to Include Marian McPartland Tribute, Broadway Game Show & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, launches its 45th anniversary season with a series of Special Events that offer something for every musical theatre lover's enjoyment. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Carmen Cusack, Wayne Alan Wilcox and More in Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Old Globe presents World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed byWalter Bobbie, Bright Star runs now through November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run through September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes GODSPELL, GLEE Star Telly Leung
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 21, 2014

On Monday, September 22 the Theater People Podcast welcomes the multi-talented Telly Leung. Topics discussed include his work on the musical TV show GLEE, his work on Broadway including FLOWER DRUM SONG, the groundbreaking 2004 revival of Stephen Sondheim' PACIFIC OVERTURES, RENT, and GODSPELL, and his new role as a producer on the rock musical short film GRIND starring Anthony Rapp. (more...)

Barn Players Present LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, 11/07-23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Next on stage at The Barn Players is "La Cage aux Folles" - the play is the winner of six Tony Awards and was also turned into the popular movie "The Birdcage". The show will play November 7th through November 23rd with performances Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 2:00 and is the Barn Players final 2014 regular season production. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 21
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Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 21
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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

LA CAGE AU FOLLES Performances at The Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne Added
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The Production Company today announced additional performances in its season of Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman masterpiece, La Cage aux Folles. These additional performances in the Playhouse at Arts Centre Melbourne are on November 21 and 30 and December 2 and 7. (more...)

WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Hold Stage Management Workshop on 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

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 Sunday, October 13, 2014 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 27, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Janine DiVita and More in EVITA at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The John W. Engeman Theater presents EVITA, one of the most passionate and colorful musicals in theater history. Performances begin tonight, September 18th, and run through November 2nd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

In its first professional production since its Broadway debut, the musical comedy WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN makes its Chicago area premiere in a brand new production at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, now through October 12, with a press opening on September 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host Free Panel Discussion, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway on Sunday, September 28th. (more...)

2013-14 ENCORE AWARDS Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The 2013-14 Encore Awards nominees are announced. (more...)

Sean Patrick Doyle, Antoine Smith and Kelvin Moon Loh Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

This Thursday, September 18th, Broadway Sessions welcomes Sean Patrick Doyle, Kelvin Moon Loh, Antoine L. Smith and more. (more...)

TRU to Present Mediation Techniques for Producers (and Everyone): Dealing with the Off-Stage Dramas, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) in association with JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services) presents Mediation Techniques for Producers (and Everyone):Dealing with the Off-Stage Dramas on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 12-4:30pm at JAMS Conference Room at The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue (between 40th and 41st Street), 34th floor, NYC. The workshop fee is $75 ($60 for members of TRU, and $50 for students) and is available at www.truonline.org/store.html#mediation. Tickets include a light lunch. To obtain a student discount code, please email TRUStaff1@gmail.com. (more...)

Imelda Staunton to Lead Chicester Festival's GYPSY this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Gypsy opens at Chichester this autumn with Imelda Staunton leading a stellar cast as the indomitable Mama Rose, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest female musical roles. (more...)

Cinnabar Extends FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Through 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Cinnabar Theater's popular production of Fiddler on the Roof has garnered rave reviews, standing ovations, and sold-out houses. So the beloved theater has extended the show again - adding two more performances at 8 PM on September 25 and 2 PM on September 27 - but this marvelous family musical must close on September 28! (more...)

Angela Richardson, Lori L'Italien & More to Star in Reagle Music Theatre's GRAND NIGHT, 10/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present a tribute to the genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein with A Grand Night for Singing, October 4-5, 2014 at the Robinson Theater (617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, 02452). (more...)

Theatre at the Center Pushes 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' Opening to 9/21 Following Actor's Death
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

In the wake of the tragic loss of Actor Bernie Yvon, 50, in a car accident on his way to rehearsal of WOMEN ON THE VERGE, Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN the theater has moved its press opening to Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2:30pm. Previews begin Saturday, Sept. 13, with George Andrew Wolff assuming the role of the taxi driver that Mr. Yvon had been scheduled to play. After the opening, a small tribute reception will take place at the theater for attendees of the performance. (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Harvey Fierstein is Too Cool for the Ice Bucket Challenge... Or is He?
by Stage Tube - Aug 31, 2014

KINKY BOOTS book-writer Harvey Fierstein was recently challenged to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by KINKY BOOTS composer/lyricist Cyndi Lauper. Not surprisingly, he received a cold surprise when trying to respectfully decline. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Elena Shaddow, Aspects of Andrew: Lloyd Webber, Broadway on 22nd Street, Molly Ryan 'Come Up and See Me Sometime' a Cheeky Tribute to Mae West, and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND to Play the Duke of York's Theatre from 10 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Jamie Hendry Productions is delighted to announce the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014. (more...)

Broadway Casting Directors to Appear on ABC's EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Broadway casting directors Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley will take center stage on the next new episode of ABC's award-winning reality television series 'Extreme Weight Loss,' airing Tuesday, September 2 at 8pm ET (7pm CT). (more...)

Ute Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton Directs and Choreographs at Surflight Theatre, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Broadway veteran Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Michael Bennett's original developmental workshop that provided the inspiration for the character of Val in A Chorus Line, will direct and choreograph the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Surflight Theatre, tonight, August 27-September 14. (more...)

Liam Doyle To Lead Cast Of ALTAR BOYZ At Greenwich Theatre, Starts Oct 3
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 27, 2014

After five hilarious years and over 2000 performances Off-Broadway, ALTAR BOYZ makes its UK Premiere in a strictly limited run of 14 performances at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 3 October 2014. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Tour to Play Concord, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards are proudly bringing the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Concord, New Hampshire and will play the Capitol Center for 2 performances, Saturday, September 27, at 7pm & Sunday, September 28, at 2pm. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." (more...)

Deidre Goodwin, Curtis Holbrook & Paul McGill Featured on The Ensemblist's 'Stage to Screen' Episode
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 30th episode: "Stage to Screen." (more...)

Telly Leung to Return to 54 Below with 'A SONG FOR YOU'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

After a year-long hiatus, Broadway and TV actor Telly Leung (Glee, Godspell, Rent, Allegiance) returns to the 54 Below stage with a brand new show entitled, 'Telly Leung: A Song For You' on Sunday, September 7 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Comes to The Cape Playhouse, 9/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The national tour of the international hit show Menopause The Musical comes to The Cape Playhouse for a one week run this fall, playing September 16-21. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Old Globe presents World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast and creative team below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in Highlights of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/21/14 - Williams on ACTOR'S STUDIO, 'CHARMING' Tour, Jane Lynch on the Jeffs and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 21, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO airs its Robin Williams interview tonight, Bret Shuford kicks off his 'CHARMING' tour, and GLEE's Jane Lynch announces Chicago's Jeff Award nominees this morning! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/21- LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

Today in 1983, La Cage aux Folles opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 1761 performances. With a book by Harvey Fierstein and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman, it is based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret. The original 1983 Broadway production received nine nominations for Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The success of the musical spawned a West End production and several international runs. The 2004 Broadway revival won the Tony Award for Best Revival, the 2008 London revival garnered the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. The 2010 Broadway revival was nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. La Cage aux Folles is the only musical which has won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical twice and the only show that has won a Best Production Tony Award (Best Musical or Best Revival of a Musical) for each of its Broadway productions. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE At Signature Theatre - They Connect the Dots!
by Charles Shubow - Aug 20, 2014

Director Matthew Gardner works wonders with Sondheim musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON's Gavin Creel to Make Provincetown Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Two-time Tony Award Nominee Gavin Creel will make his long-awaited Provincetown debut with the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series on September 5 and 6 at 7:00 PM featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky on the piano. (more...)

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