The new Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles, the second we’ve seen in the past decade, officially opens tonight on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre.
With a book by Harvey Fierstein and music by Jerry Herman, the show tells the tale of romantically partnered Georges and Albin, the suave owner of a glitzy drag club on the French Riviera and its high-strung star performer, whose lives are disrupted when Georges’ son announces his engagement to the daughter of a conservative right-wing politician who’s coming to dinner.
Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge lead the cast of this revival as as Georges and Albin respectively, with Fred Applegate as Edouard Dindon/M. Renaud, Veanne Cox as Mme. Dindon/Mme. Renaud, Chris Hoch as Francis, Elena Shaddow as Anne, A.J. Shively as Jean-Michel, Christine Andreas as Jacqueline, Robin de Jesús as Jacob, Heather Lindell as Colette, Cheryl Stern as Babette, Bill Nolte as Tabarro and David Nathan Perlow as Etienne. The Cagelles include Nick Adams as Angelique, Sean A. Carmon as Phaedra, Nicholas Cunningham as Hanna, Sean Patrick Doyle as Chantal, Logan Keslar as Bitelle and Terry Lavell as Mercedes. Also in the cast is Dale Hensley as a waiter, while Christophe Caballero, Todd Lattimore and Caitlin Mundth are the swings.
Direction for the show is by Terry Johnson with choreography by Lynne Page. This particular production was seen in the London last year to great acclaim. The official website for the show is available here.