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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...)

Broadway San Jose Concludes Most Successful Season to Date
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, concluded its 2013-14 season with back-to-back, record-breaking engagements of JERSEY BOYS and WICKED, making the fifth Broadway touring season San Jose's most successful to date. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Friends and Family Day at Engeman Theater's EVITA!
by Linda Lenzi - Sep 29, 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 inside Friends and Family Day below! (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Finds Its Home on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Producer Harvey Weinstein and director Diane Paulus announced today that Finding Neverland will open on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2015. This announcement comes on the heels of Finding Neverland's sold-out, world-premiere engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, which ended yesterday. The production began previews at the Loeb Drama Center on Wednesday, July 23, and ran for a total of 75 performances - all of which played to capacity crowds, making it the highest attended and highest grossing production in A.R.T.'s 34-year history. Finding Neverland will begin preview performances on Broadway in March, 2015. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Starring Rachel de Benedet and David Engel, Creeps Into Ogunquit Playhouse, 10/1-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

"They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky!" The Broadway musical sensation The Addams Family is on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse October 1 through 26. Broadway's Rachel de Benedet and David Engel star in this musical comedy that brings the beloved and bizarre first family of comedy to life, complete with show-stopping musical numbers, the Broadway set and costumes by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch and puppets by the "inestimable" Basil Twist. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Bryan Batt Marries Partner Tom Cianfichi
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that stage and screen star Bryan Batt just married his longtime partner, Tom Cianfichi, yesterday. We send our congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

Abigail Shapiro to Star in LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL at Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Producers Theresa Wozunk and Timothy J. Harper announced today that 14 year-old actress, Abigail Shapiro will play the title role in Liberty: A Monumental New Musical. Directed by Evan Pappas, the new musical will play a limited seven-week engagement at Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place) Tuesday, October 14 through Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Philip Pullman's GRIMM TALES Returns To The South Bank From November 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

This autumn, Philip Pullman's compelling GRIMM TALES return in a brand-new immersive theatre experience that will plunge adults and children alike into the subversive world of the Brothers Grimm. This exciting production will take over the sprawling Bargehouse on London's South Bank, November 21 2014 - February 15 2015, bringing another selection of delightfully twisted tales to life. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Linda Balgord of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Sep 26, 2014

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from October 8th-19th is the brand new national touring production of the long-running hit, 'The Phantom of the Opera', featuring Broadway veteran Linda Balgord in the role of Madame Giry (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan in ANNIE UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced a brand new production of the musical 'ANNIE' starring Craig Revel Horwood as 'Miss Hannigan'. 'ANNIE' will open on Saturday 11 July 2015 at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle before embarking on a year-long tour. (more...)

Tony Nominee Robin DeJesus to Perform at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

On Saturday October 25, TheatreWorks will kick off their Annual Appeal with a special fundraising event entitled 'Cocktails & Cabaret: An Afternoon with Robin DeJesus.' (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Sean Patrick Doyle Sings Title Song from THE BOXTROLLS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Sean Patrick Doyle, currently appearing as an Angel in the Tony-winning hit musical Kinky Boots, provides the vocals for the title song in The Boxtrolls, a full length stop-motion from Laika and Focus Features, who brought audiences the Oscar-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman. In the song written by Monty Python's Eric Idle with Oscar-winning Atonement composer Dario Marianelli, Doyle voice-matches Academy Award-winner Ben Kingsley as the evil Archibald Snatcher's alter ego, M. Frou Frou. The animated feature topped the UK/Ireland box office when it began it's foreign release across eight markets, and arrives in theaters nationwide on September 26th. The soundtrack, featuring Doyle, is currently available for download on iTunes. (more...)

Craig Revel Horwood to Don Drag as Miss Hannigan in New ANNIE UK National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Craig Revel Horwood will hit the road in the upcoming UK tour of ANNIE - as orphanage caretaker Miss Hannigan, it was announced today. This marks the first time the role has been played drag in any major production. (more...)

Robin De Jesus, Lena Hall and E. Clayton Cornelious Set for 'DEARLY BELOVED' at 42West Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Jacob Langfelder in association with Burt Rock and Broadway the Hardway present DEARLY BELOVED... A 30th Anniversary Concert Tribute to His Purple Majesty, Monday, October 13th at 8pm at the new 42West (514 West 42nd Street). (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2014 Innovative Theatre Awards Celebrate the Best of Off-Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

On Monday, September 22, 2014, The Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 10 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2014 recipients at its annual event. Celebrating ten years and thousands of nominees, the New York Innovative Theatre awards took place at Mason Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 17 Lexington Avenue. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (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...)

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