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La Cage aux Folles, Longacre Theatre, NYC Show Poster

La Cage aux Folles

Longacre Theatre

2hrs. 40mins (1 Intermission)

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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 ...

Theater Info

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

On Sale
Mar 14, 2010
Preview
Apr 06, 2010
Opening
Apr 18, 2010
Closing
May 01, 2011

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10
Minimum seats to qualify for group rates
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Story

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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

for La Cage aux Folles

"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."

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

"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."

Review by Steven Suskin from Variety

"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."

Review by Elysa Gardner from USA Today

"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."

Review by Thom Geier from Entertainment Weekly

"***** 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."

Review by Adam Feldman from Time Out New York

Cast

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

Creative

for La Cage aux Folles
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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