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La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles

by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein

Award-Winning, Based on a Film, Based on a Play, Bestseller, Comedy, Critically-Acclaimed

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La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles




A fun, silly musical based on the film and play of the same name.


Story:

Georges is the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction. Things are going swimmingly until Georges' son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancée's ultra-conservative parents to meet them.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Jerry Herman

Librettist

Librettist
Harvey Fierstein



  • Premiere
  • 2004
  • 2010
  • 1978 Film
  • 1996 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Palace Theatre
Opening Night
Aug 21, 1983
Total Performances
1,761
Original Cast
Gene Barry, George Hearn, Walter Charles, Jay Garner, Brian Kelly, Merle Louise, Elizabeth Parrish, Leslie Stevens, William Thomas, Jr., John Weiner
Director
Arthur Laurents
Choreographer
Scott Salmon
Producer
Allan Carr, Kenneth D. Greenblatt, Stewart F. Lane, James M. Nederlander, Martin Richards, Marvin A. Krauss, Barry Brown and Fritz Holt
Musical Director
Don Pippin
Orchestrations
Jim Tyler
Scenic Design
David Mitchell
Costume Design
Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting Design
Jules Fisher

2004 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Marquis Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 9, 2004
Total Performances
229
Original Cast
Gary Beach, Daniel Davis, Linda Balgord, Gavin Creel, Angela Gaylor, Michael Mulheren, John Shuman, Michael Benjamin Washington, Ruth Williamson
Director
Jerry Zacks
Choreographer
Jerry Mitchell
Producer
James L. Nederlander, Clear Channel Entertainment, Kenneth D. Greenblatt, Terry Allen Kramer and Martin Richards
Musical Director
Patrick Vaccariello
Orchestrations
Larry Blank
Scenic Design
Scott Pask
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Donald Holder

2010 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Longacre Theatre
Opening Night
April 18, 2010
Total Performances
433
Original Cast
Kelsey Grammer, Douglas Hodge, Christine Andreas, Veanne Cox, Robin De Jesús, Sean Patrick, Chris Hoch, Elena Shaddow, A.J. Shively
Director
Terry Johnson
Choreographer
Lynne Page
Producer
Sonia Friedman, The Menier Chocolate Factory, Fran Weissler, Barry Weissler and Robert Bartner/Norman Tulchin
Orchestrations
Jason Carr
Scenic Design
Tim Shortall
Costume Design
Matthew Wright
Lighting Design
Nick Richings
Sound Design
Jonathan Deans

1978 Film Version

Movie Name
La Cage aux Folles
Type
Non-Musical
Director
Édouard Molinaro
Screenplay
Francis Veber, Édouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Jean Poiret
Starring
Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier, Rémi Laurent, Carmen Scarpitta

1996 Film Version

Movie Name
The Birdcage
Type
Non-Musical
Director
Mike Nichols
Screenplay
Elaine May
Starring
Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2010 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray

DVD
The Birdcage DVD

Blu-Ray
The Birdcage Blu-Ray


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1984 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actor in a Musical - George Hearn
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Costume Design
Best Actor in a Musical - Gene Barry
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography

1984 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Music
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - George Hearn
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Book
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Gene Barry
Outstanding Orchestration
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Lighting Design

2005 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Choreography
Best Actor in a Musical - Gary Beach
Best Costume Design of a Musical

2005 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Costume Design

2010 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical - Douglas Hodge
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical - Kelsey Grammer
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical - Robin De Jesús
Best Choreography
Best Orchestrations
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2010 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Douglas Hodge
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Robin De Jesus
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical

2010 Drama League Award Nominations

Distinguished Revival of a Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Kelsey Grammer
Distinguished Performance Award - Douglas Hodge

2010 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Douglas Hodge

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