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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES to Host Talk-Back with Original Broadway Producer at the Kravis Center

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES to Host Talk-Back with Original Broadway Producer at the Kravis CenterMarcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, one of South Florida's hottest, award-winning theatre companies, today announced a special bonus for the audience at an upcoming performance of the gender-bending musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which is running through October 22 at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse.

"We are excited to announced that Kenneth Greenblatt, who produced both the 1983 original Broadway production and the 2004 revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - and won Tony Awards for both - will do a quick post-show talk-back with the audience on Tuesday, October 17," says Lifshitz.

Ken Greenblatt is Chairman / President of GFOUR Productions, where he now works full time from South Florida. His recent productions include MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, which has played to over 11 million people worldwide and has now become the longest running book musical in the history of Las Vegas. His newest comedy, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, has now become the longest-running (and funniest) play on Broadway. He began producing in 1981 with NINE THE MUSICAL, which won him the 1982 Tony Award for Best Musical. He followed up his producing breakthrough with the original production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in 1983, winning him his 2nd Tony Award for Best Musical. The show has always had a special place in his heart and 20 years later, he produced the revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which went on to win the Tony Award for Best Revival in 2004.

Since starting his producing career, Greenblatt's collective shows have been nominated for 76 Tony Awards winning 30, and 53 Drama Desk Awards, winning 23. Among his favorite productions are MY ONE AND ONLY starring Tommy Tune, ZORBA THE GREEK starring Anthony Quinn, GRIND starring Ben Vereen, THE RINK starring Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera, BABY, GRAND HOTEL, BIG, TRUE WEST, CATSKILLS ON BROADWAY, RING OF FIRE -The Johnny Cash Musical Show, 9 to 5 THE MUSICAL with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, and the romantic comedies I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, and I LOVE YOU YOU'RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE.

Tickets to see LA CAGE AUX FOLLES are $45 each and can be purchased online through the Kravis Center's official website at kravis.org; by phone at 561.832.7469; or at the Kravis Center box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.

About LA CAGE AUX FOLLES:

A multiple Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Revival and more, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES features a cast of more than 20 stellar performers, many of whom are veterans of previous shows from MNM Productions.

Albin and Georges, the two lead characters in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES are played by Michael Ursua and Larry Alexander. Also appearing in the show are Aaron Bower, Clay Cartland, AJ Cola, JR Coley, Jinon Deeb, Rebecca Diaz, Patti Gardner, Kimmi Johnson, Alex Jorth, Peter Librach, Rio Peterson, Christie Rohr, Ashley Rubin, Troy Stanley, Keagan Tanner, Pierre Tannous, Frank Vomero and Elijah Word.

Kimberly Dawn Smith, who directed and choreographed MNM's productions of A Chorus Line, Hair and Monty Python's Spamalot, and the choreographer of The World Goes 'Round and Company, helmed LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, with the award-winning Paul Reekie returning as musical director, as he has done for all previous MNM productions. Legends Radio 100.3FM is the official broadcast partner for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.

The final show this year from MNM Productions will be LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, which is being co-presented by the Kravis Center (December 1-17).

About MNM Productions:

This Production Company is the latest venture by two experienced theatrical producers and arts consultants: Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz. The rising theatrical company has so far produced six major musical productions (A Chorus Line, Side by Side by Sondheim, Hair, The World Goes 'Round, Monty Python's Spamalot and Company), five of which received "recommended" status for Carbonell Awards; two (Side by Side by Sondheim and The World Goes 'Round) received nominations for Best Ensemble, with the latter show recently winning the prestigious award. In addition, MNM Productions received The Silver Palm Awards for Outstanding New Theatre Company and Outstanding Ensemble for The World Goes 'Round, while Paul Reekie was named Outstanding Musical Director for The World Goes 'Round and Hair.

Photo Credit: Matthew Bueno, MB Photo Styles



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