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Georges is the suave owner of a glitzy drag club on the French Riviera. Partnered romantically with his high-strung star performer, Albin (who goes by the stage name Zaza), the pair live a charmed life—until Georges’ son, Jean-Michel, turns up engaged to the daughter of a conservative right-wing politician who’s coming to dinner.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on May. 1, 2011.

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About La Cage aux Folles on Broadway

Previews: Apr 6, 2010 • Opening: Apr 18, 2010 • Closing: May 1, 2011
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Venue

Longacre Theatre Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Story

La Cage aux Folles centers on a St. Tropez drag-show nightclub owned by Georges and headlined by his longtime love Albin. The couple raised Georges’ son (the product of a youthful one-night stand) together, but when young Jean-Michel gets engaged to the daughter of a right-wing politician determined to crack down on gay nightlife, Georges feels compelled to pretend to have a "normal" family, with Albin taking on the masculine persona of "Uncle Al." Will Jean-Michel’s future in-laws be fooled?

Reviews

A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

""The ladies of the chorus from La Cage aux Folles have never looked more appealing than they do in [this] warm, winning production. Terry Johnson's revival of Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's musical...delivers the unexpected lesson that in theater, shabby can be not just chic but redemptive.""

The New York Times

Ben Brantley

""Why bring back La Cage aux Folles only five years after its first Broadway revival? The producers of this new edition, which premiered at London's Menier Chocolate Factory in 2007, have a convincing answer: It's funny, heartwarming and terrific.""

Variety

Steven Suskin

""Attending a performance of this La Cage is a bit like spending an afternoon with an overactive but thoroughly charming child. They all seem to be having a swell time, as will you.""

USA Today

Elysa Gardner

""The cast offers all the flourishes you'd expect from a show rooted in drag performance. The six Cagelles are an impressively lithe and acrobatic ensemble. By the end of this well-paced production, it's hard not to concur with the refrain of Albin's second-act number: The best of times is now.""

Entertainment Weekly

Thom Geier

""***** The musical revival of the year. I would never have thought that we needed another revival of this musical so soon after the last one’s flames flickered out. Yet somehow this familiar show blows the roof off the Longacre Theatre, and makes a case for La Cage as a classic of American musical comedy. Tuneful, touching, tacky and bedazzling, La Cage aux Folles is what it is. And what it is is a sensation.""

Time Out New York

Adam Feldman

""This revival, starring an endearing Kelsey Grammer and the astonishing Douglas Hodge in an import from London's influential little Menier Chocolate Factory, is one of the happy surprises of the season.""

Newsday

Linda Winer

""Why mount another Broadway production of La Cage aux Folles when we just had one in 2004? The answer is that Terry Johnson’s London staging and its Olivier Award–winning star, Douglas Hodge, inject this 1983 Jerry Herman–Harvey Fierstein musical version of the 1978 French film with ingenious razzmatazz and a heartbreaking humanity that its immediate predecessor lacked.""

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David Sheward

Cast & Creative

Cast

Harvey Fierstein
Albin
Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Jacob
Veanne Cox
Mme. Dindon/Mme. Renaud
Heather Lindell
Anne
Jean-Michel
Christine Andreas
Jacqueline
Micheal McShane
M. Dindon/M. Renaud
Chris Hoch
Francis
Bill Nolte
Tabarro
David Nathan Perlow
Etienne

Creative

Music and Lyrics
Jerry Herman
Book
Harvey Fierstein
Director
Terry Johnson
Set Designer
Tim Shortall
Choreographer
Lynne Page
Costume Designer
Matthew Wright
Lighting Designer
Nick Richings
Sound Designer
Jonathan Deans
Orchestrations
Jason Carr
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