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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).

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La Cage aux Folles Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of La Cage aux Folles have their been?
La Cage aux Folles has had 10 productions including Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 1983, West End which opened in 1986, US Tour which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004, US Tour which opened in 2006, West End which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2010 and US Tour which opened in 2011.

What Tony Awards has La Cage aux Folles been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Harvey Fierstein, Best Choreography for Scott Salmon , Best Costume Design for Theoni V. Aldredge, Best Direction of a Musical for Arthur LaurentsBest Lighting Design for Jules Fisher and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Jerry Herman.

What Tony Awards has La Cage aux Folles won?
Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Harvey Fierstein, Best Choreography for Scott Salmon Best Costume Design for Theoni V. Aldredge and Best Direction of a Musical for Arthur Laurents Best Lighting Design for Jules Fisher Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Jerry Herman.

What other awards has La Cage aux Folles been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Harvey Fierstein, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Theoni V. Aldredge, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Jules Fisher, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Jerry Herman, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Jerry Herman, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards)Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Jim Tyler and Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Theoni V. Aldredge.

What other awards has La Cage aux Folles won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Harvey Fierstein Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Theoni V. Aldredge and Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Jules Fisher Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Jerry Herman Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Jerry Herman Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Jim Tyler Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Theoni V. Aldredge.

What productions of La Cage aux Folles have their been?
La Cage aux Folles has had 10 productions including Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 1983, West End which opened in 1986, US Tour which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004, US Tour which opened in 2006, West End which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2010 and US Tour which opened in 2011.

What awards has La Cage aux Folles been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Harvey Fierstein, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Theoni V. Aldredge, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Jules Fisher, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Jerry Herman, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Jerry Herman, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards)Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Jim Tyler and Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Theoni V. Aldredge.

What awards has La Cage aux Folles won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Harvey Fierstein Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Theoni V. Aldredge and Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Jules Fisher Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Jerry Herman Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Jerry Herman Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Jim Tyler Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Theoni V. Aldredge.

What songs are in La Cage aux Folles and what's the order?
We Are What We Are
A Little More Mascara
With Anne on My Arm
With You on My Arm
The Promenade
Song on the Sand
La Cage aux Folles
I Am What I Am
Masculinity
Look Over There
Cocktail Counterpoint
The Best of Times
Where Did We Go Wrong?
Have a Nice Day

What is the order of songs in La Cage aux Folles and what's the order?
We Are What We Are
A Little More Mascara
With Anne on My Arm
With You on My Arm
The Promenade
Song on the Sand
La Cage aux Folles
I Am What I Am
Masculinity
Look Over There
Cocktail Counterpoint
The Best of Times
Where Did We Go Wrong?
Have a Nice Day

What productions of La Cage aux Folles have there been?
La Cage aux Folles has had 10 productions including Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 1983, West End which opened in 1986, US Tour which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004, US Tour which opened in 2006, West End which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2010 and US Tour which opened in 2011.