La Cage aux Folles

La Cage aux Folles

Book by Harvey Fierstein / Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman / Based on the play by Jean Poiret

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La Cage aux Folles

La Cage aux Folles

Book by Harvey Fierstein / Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman / Based on the play by Jean Poiret

Overview

Much revived, most recently in a 2010 production transferred to Broadway from London's Menier Chocolate Factory, La Cage Aux Folles remains one of musical theatre's all-time biggest hits, adding new dimension to the boulevard comedy. After 20 years of partnered 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.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Cast Attributes: Drag performance, Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior

Authors

Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein made his professional acting debut at La Mama ETC in 1971 in Andy Warhol's only play, Pork. He followed that with appearances in more than 60 Off-Off-Broadway productions before he began his career as a playwright. Early works like Flatbush Tosca and Cobra Je ...
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Jerry Herman

Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles are home to some of the most popular, most-often performed and most successful musical hero(in)es of all time, and have given Jerry Herman (1931-2019) the distinction of being the only composer/lyricist in history to have had three ...

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Jean Poiret

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