Sunday, April 9, 2017


Broadway opening: August 21st, 1983 - Run: 1761 performances

Directed by Arthur Laurents - Book by Harvey Fierstein - Based on the Play by Jean Poiret - Choreography by Scott Salmon - Orchestrations by Jim Tyler

Starring: George Hearn (Albin/Zaza), Gene Barry (Georges), John Weiner, Elizabeth Parrish, Jay Garner, Merle Louise, William Thomas Jr., Leslie Stevens, Walter Charles, Brian Kelly

The plot: The “La Cage aux Folles” is a nightclub owned by a gay couple, Georges and Albin, who’s also know as Zaza, a transvestite star. One day Georges’s son (of a previous affair with a woman) announces he’s going to be married with a girl whose parents won’t approve Georges and Albin’s actual life style. So when the time comes for the bride´s parents to meet the boy’s parents, Albin have to disappear and Georges’s ex-wife is invite. When the later fails to appear Albin, dressed as woman, takes her place at Georges’ side.

Musical Numbers: Prelude - We Are What We Are - A Little More Mascara - With Anne on My Arm - With You on My Arm - Song on the Sand (La Da Da Da) - La Cage aux Folles - I Am What I Am - Masculinity - Look Over There - Cocktail Counterpoint - The Best of Times - Look Over There (reprise) - The Finale

Awards: Tony for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Actor (Geoge Hearn), Best Costume Design, Best Direction of a Musical - Awards Nominations: Tony for Best Actor (Gene Barry), Best Lighting Design, Best Choreography

Broadway Revival: December, 9th 2004 - Run: 229 performances

Directed by Jerry Zaks - Book by Harvey Fierstein - Based on the Play by Jean Poiret - Choreography by Jerry Mitchell - Original Orchestrations by Jim Tyler - Additional Orchestrations by Larry Blank

Starring: Gary Beach (Albin/Zaza), Daniel Davis (Georges), Gavin Creel, Michael Benjamin Washington, Linda Balgord, Angela Gaylor, Michael Mulheren, Ruth Williamson, John Shuman 

Awards: Tonys for Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Choreography
Awards Nominations: Tonys for Best Actor (Gary Beach) and Best Costume Design of a Musical (William Ivey Long) and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design

Broadway Revival: April, 18th 2004 - Run: 433 performances

Directed by Terry Johnson - Book by Harvey Fierstein - Based on the Play by Jean Poiret - Choreography by Lynne Page - Orchestrations by Jason Carr 

Starring: Douglas Hodge  (Albin/Zaza), Kelsey Grammer (Georges), A.J. Shirley, Robin De Jesús, Fred Applegate, Veanne Cox, Elena Shaddow, Christine Andreas, Chris Hoch, Nick Adams

Awards: Tonys for Best Revival of a Musical, Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge) and Best Direction of a Musical (Terry Johnson) - Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Actor (Douglas Hodge) and Outstanding Costume Design
Awards Nominations: Tonys for Best Actor (Kelsey Grammar), Choreography, Best Featured Actor (Robin De Jesús), Orchestrations, Scenic Design, Costume Design,  Lighting Design and Sound Design - Drama Desk for Outstanding Featured Actor (Robin De Jesús), Choreography, Sound Design and Director of a Musical

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