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La Cage aux Folles - 1987 - US Tour

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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by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, May 8-9, 2021.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 3, 2021
Watch as Richard chats with actress, producer, and author Ashley Kate Adams, whose new book, #BYOP: Be Your Own Producer, is available in e-book and audio book format starting tomorrow, May 4. The physical book, set for release on August 10, is now available for pre-order. Check out the full interview below!
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 2, 2021
Hace 37 años, Stephen Sondheim estrenaba en Broadway su primer trabajo con James Lapine.
by James Lindhorst - May 2, 2021
Broadway World recently had the opportunity to sit down with STAGES St. Louis associate producer Andrew Kuhlman. Andrew is a Best Musical Tony nominee as associate producer for The Prom. He is an educator who has taught both at the high school and collegiate levels. He is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria Illinois and majored in Theater Performance. Andrew made the decision to return to St. Louis following graduation to pursue his career in the arts and spend time with his aging grandmother, putting family before his career. It is to the benefit of the vibrant St. Louis theater scene that Andrew lends his talents to help stage the Broadway caliber productions at STAGES St. Louis.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2021
With Women in Theatre Through the Decades, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. This week, we are highlighting the accomplishments of women in theatre throughout the 1960s and the 1970s!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
After months of dedicated planning, The Firehouse Theatre is announcing its 2021 Season with a Dream Big 2021 Virtual Gala on Sunday, April 18 at 7:00 PM. The one-time stream event will unveil the six musicals coming to the new season as well as information about The Firehouse Theatre University – an expanded education initiative.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
The Off-Broadway musical, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, presented at Theatre Row in 2018, will be presented as a benefit online beginning April 22 at 7 PM and running through 25, 2021.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
This spring MoonBeams season features a Tony nominated production, stars seen on the Bay Area and Broadway stages, as well as new, never seen before, over the top theatrical numbers that will have audiences singing along at home!
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
 Due to popular demand, Signature Theatre Extends SIMPLY SONDHEIM, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, for three weeks, until April 16 on Marquee TV.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2021
Actor-director David Edwards, host of the weekly 'Beyond the Green Room' discussion series on all things theatrical, welcomes Nicolas King, Karen Mason and Lisa St. Lou on Sunday, March 21 at 1 PM ET.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2021
Cinemas across the country will offer virtual events where musicals, exhibitions, and more will be streamed beginning March 17. BY Experience has announced the Virtual Event Cinema initiative, which includes musicals such as Kinky Boots, War Horse, and 42nd Street.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2021
With the first low trill of the solo clarinet and its spine-tingling run up the scale, Rhapsody In Blue by George and Ira Gershwin caught the public's fancy and opened a new era in American music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2021
This week's Theater Stories features the Longacre Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the theater's stage including A Bronx Tale, The Prom, and The Lightning Thief, the next show that is set to open at the theater, Diana, and much more!
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2021
Signature Theatre's Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, takes place next month. Get a sneak peek at the show, featuring Awa Sal Secka perform 'Now You Know'! 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2021
New Light Theater Project releases a new episodic radio drama, Invincible Ones, based on the play by Samantha Cooper.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2021
On Jan 22, Arts in Review welcomes singer/actress Leslie Margherita, featured in Pasadena Playhouse’s virtual musical revue, You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Herman, honoring the genius responsible for the Broadway classics Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles and many more, now through February 7, 2021 on PlayhouseLive.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2021
Theater Resources Unlimited has announced a second term of the Producer Development & Mentorship Program. Previously a once-a-year opportunity for aspiring producers to hone their skills, TRU has compressed the 9-10 class course, reformatted it to be virtual during COVD, as is now open for submissions for a Spring session due to popular demand.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2021
Theater Resources Unlimited has announced a second term of the Producer Development & Mentorship Program. Previously a once-a-year opportunity for aspiring producers to hone their skills, TRU has compressed the 9-10 class course, reformatted it to be virtual during COVD, as is now open for submissions for a Spring session due to popular demand.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2021
Signature Theatre has released the ninth episode of The Signature Show, a free half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and memories of Signature’s past and a glimpse into its future.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2021
ELYOT & AMANDA: ALL ALONE from Noël Coward's PRIVATE LIVES is the next production in Playhouse on Park's 12th Main Stage Season. Veanne Cox and Ezra Barnes will co-star in this timely, lighthearted adaptation. It will be available to stream online from February 10th - 28th, 2021.
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2021
Next year, film aficionados can enjoy a yearlong journey spanning nine decades of cinema history, through a dozen of some of the movie industry’s greatest titles, as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the seventh annual TCM Big Screen Classics series.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2021
Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and streaming dates for Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. Starring 12 singers and an orchestra of 16, Simply Sondheim includes over 30 songs from the composer’s canon, and was filmed over the course of three days.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2021
Pasadena Playhouse, The State Theater of California, presents You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Herman, a virtual musical revue honoring the genius responsible for the Broadway classics Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles and many more, now through February 7, 2021 on PlayhouseLive.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2021
Meet No Reverse Records: a full service record label specializing in production, artist management, PR, and placement. No Reverse Records, initially a pie-in-the-sky dream based on an anecdote of co-producer Ashley Kate Adams’s faulty vehicle that could not move backwards, has been a source of high energy production throughout the pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
Two time Tony nominee Christine Andreas (On Your Toes, The Scarlett Pimpernel, La Cage aux Folles) continues The Cabaret Project of St. Louis’ virtual season of TRIBUTES with PIAF, NO REGRETS, an homage to the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2021
Broadway wig designer Paul Huntley is taking his final bow. Huntley has worked on hundreds of Broadway projects since coming to New York in 1972. Now, at age 87, he has decided to retire. His final project will be Diana, which had begun previews before the pandemic forced its opening to be delayed.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
Chichester Festival Theatre has announced its upcoming spring season of streamed events , including FACING THE MUSIC interviews with Sheila Hancock, Philip Quast, Patricia Routledge, Imelda Staunton and Giles Terera, an encore screening of Celebrating Sondheim, and more!
by Cristina Martinez - Feb 3, 2021
Un 3 de febrero de 1956 nacía el actor Nathan Lane en Nueva Jersey. Para celebrar el 64 cumpleaños del cantante y actor repasamos sus mejores momentos sobre el escenario en la pantalla.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2021
The Fabulous Invalid podcast, has today released an epic two-part episode, Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune, celebrating Broadway legend and creator of hits such as Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles; and many more. Both Part One and Part Two of Poet of the Showtune are now available.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 27-28, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2021
Lane starred in director Mike Nichols' 'The Birdcage' opposite Robin Williams. Though both Nichols and Williams have since passed, Lane believes there's merit to a sequel idea that originated on the podcast.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
Toho Co., Ltd. has just announced the world premiere of a new theatrical production based on Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning film SPIRITED AWAY (original title: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi). This production will be the first ever stage adaptation of the 2001 animated masterpiece by Hayao Miyazaki which became a massive box office hit in Japan and earned worldwide acclaim including Academy Award for Best Animated Feature of 2002.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2021
Directed by Alison Tanney (“The Theatre Enthusiast Podcast”), the live reading will star Tony Award winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent; La Cage Aux Folles) as Adam, Tony Award nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime; Jekyll & Hyde) as Arlene, “One Life To Live” star David A. Gregory as Luke, Brandon Contreras (Almost Famous; In The Heights) as Brandon, Erin S. Leddy (Ghostlight; Crossroads) as Holly, and Rob Carroll (Black Mass) as Butch. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that legendary Broadway company and general manager Gary Gunas passed away today in his London home after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 20-21, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
Today, Signature Theatre releases Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. Starring 12 singers and an orchestra of 16, Simply Sondheim includes over 30 songs from the composer's canon, and was filmed over the course of three days in Signature's MAX Theatre with multiple safety protocols in place.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Herman is now in its final week and must close Sunday, February 7 on PlayhouseLive.  You I Like, from Pasadena Playhouse, is a virtual musical revue honoring the genius responsible for the Broadway classics Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles, Mack and Mabel, and many more.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
Two time Tony nominee Christine Andreas (On Your Toes, The Scarlett Pimpernel, La Cage aux Folles) continues The Cabaret Project of St. Louis' virtual season of TRIBUTES with PIAF, NO REGRETS, an homage to the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
A 10-week seminar taught by Broadway Producer Adam Epstein examining the evolution of the American musical from Evita in 1979 to Dear Evan Hansen.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2021
With the first low trill of the solo clarinet and its spine-tingling run up the scale, Rhapsody In Blue by George and Ira Gershwin caught the public's fancy and opened a new era in American music.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
The very first Easter Bonnet Competition was presented in 1987 by the cast of La Cage Aux Folles at the Palace Theater and raised $21,000 for the National AIDS Network. In 1988 the event was produced as a benefit for BC/EFA and raised $51,000.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 9, 2021
42nd Street Moon and Musical Theatre West join forces to bring a Jerry Herman evening starring Jason Graae to the internet airwaves.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
The new musical that will tell the life story of singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, now has its name – A Beautiful Noise – and it will have its world premiere at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre next summer with performances for this strictly limited four-week engagement starting Tuesday, June 21, 2022 and playing through Sunday, July 17, 2022.
by Student Blogger: Aingea Venuto - Apr 2, 2021
Whether you do it in-person with your 'quarantine bubble', or online using a service like Netflix Party or Discord's video screening feature, here are some theatre movies and pro-shots to add to your Friday night plans.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2021
Broadway veteran and Buffalo native CHERYL STERN stars in a one night only, live stream event featuring Broadway legends and Buffalo artists as they share their talents and tales of survival during the best of times and the worst.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2021
42nd Street Moon has announced that Doris Bumpus will be starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in the Company’s virtual production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, written by Lanie Robertson.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
Today (April 15) in live streaming: Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus visit Backstage Live, Derek Klena chats on Clubhouse, and more!
by Jim Munson - Apr 14, 2021
San Francisco’s revered 42nd Street Moon kicks off its 2021 “Moonbeams” season with Jason Graae in Perfect Hermany, a tribute to the late, great Jerry Herman, writer of such classic musicals as Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage Aux Folles. The title Perfect Hermany is an unusually apt one as Graae is the perfect interpreter of Herman’s work, having starred in a much-lauded production Herman’s The Grand Tour in LA and toured for years with Herman in Hello, Jerry!, a revue of Herman’s work. Perfect Hermany is available for streaming on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 2, 2021. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit 42ndStreetMoon.org. Among his many credits, Graae has appeared on Broadway numerous times, toured extensively as The Wizard in Wicked, performed with major symphonies across the country, recorded dozens of musical theater albums and has enjoyed a long association with 42nd Street Moon. He is known for the improbable combination of his antic, go-for-broke comedic style and the impeccable musicianship of his soaring tenor. He is the type of performer who can make you bust a gut one moment, and then melt your heart the next.   BroadwayWorld caught up with Graae last week from his home base in LA soon after he had completed filming Perfect Hermany. We talked about his long association with both Herman and 42nd Street Moon, his favorite Herman songs, a couple of key roles that somehow got away from him and a few he still hopes to have a go at. Graae is always a blast to talk to. It seems the guy just is incapable of not being funny, but he is also thoughtful and kind, and sort of a walking treasure trove of theatrical lore. The following conversation has been condensed and edited for clarity.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2021
Off-Broadway musical, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK will be presented as a benefit online beginning April 22 at 7 PM and running through 25, 2021. When Harry fulfills a writing assignment to compose a letter to someone from his past who's dead, he writes not to his late wife Frannie but Harvey Milk, the first openly gay political leader in California.