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La Cage aux Folles
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play by Jean Poiret
Much revived, most recently in a 2010 production transferred to Broadway from London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, La Cage Aux Folles remains one of the all time biggest hits, adding new dimension to the boulevard comedy.
WINNER! Best Revival of a Musical – 2010 Tony® Awards!
WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical – 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award
WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical – 2010 Drama Desk Award
WINNER! Best Revival of a Musical – 2005 Tony® Awards!
WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical – 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award
WINNER! Outstanding Revival of a Musical – 2005 Drama Desk Award
WINNER! Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical – 1984 Tony® Awards!
WINNER! Outstanding New Broadway musical – 1984 Outer Critics Circle
WINNER! Outstanding Music – 1984 Drama Desk Award
After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the “star” performer ‘Zaza’. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.
“This is Jerry Herman’s best musical yet–happier, more assertive, more buoyant than Hello Dolly! or Mame.” – The New York Post
“The schmaltziest, most old fashioned major musical since Annie. Highly enjoyable.” – The New York Times
“Carry your maiden aunt off to La Cage aux Folles…It’s a family show, a glittering, fast stepping extravaganza.”-New York Daily News