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joined:9/28/08
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Posted: 8/9/10 at 6:51pm

Douglas Hodge, who won a 2010 Tony Award for his performance as Albin in 'La Cage aux Folles', will extend his run for an additional six months in the Tony Award-winning revival at the Longacre Theatre.

Hodge and five-time Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer will keep their love alive as Albin and Georges in 'La Cage aux Folles' until 13 Feb 2011, when both actors will depart the production.

'La Cage aux Folles' opened at the Longacre Theatre on 18 Apr 2010, following previews from 6 Mar and is currently booking through to 19 Dec 2010.

'La Cage aux Folles' features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret.

This production is choreographed by Lynne Page and directed by Terry Johnson, who won a 2010 Tony Award for his helming of the production.

'La Cage aux Folles' recently made Tony Awards history as the first show to ever win the Tony Award three times for best production. The classic musical comedy by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein originally won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical. A Broadway revival won two 2005 Tony Awards including the Best Revival of a Musical prize. La Cage aux Folles won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, as well as Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge) and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson).

The original production of 'La Cage aux Folles' was one of Broadway’s biggest hits of the 1980s. It opened 21 Aug 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).

The new production of 'La Cage aux Folles' played from 23 Nov 2007 to 8 Mar 2008 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, befire transferring to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre on 30 Oct 2008.
It was nominated for seven 2009 Olivier Awards, winning for Best Musical Revival and Best Actor in a Musical for Douglas Hodge and won the 2009 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Musical.