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La Cage aux Folles new Broadway Cast Recording available today from PS Classics

5 Stars! The Musical Revival of the Year!  A Sensation!”
Adam Feldman, TIME OUT NEW YORK

“Warm and winning!  Terry Johnson’s inspired production is greatly affecting entertainment.”
Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Jerry Herman’s score is his most atmospheric – and that’s saying something. The songs for LA CAGE ooze Gallic charm, unabashed romance and melodies that are impossible to get out of your head.”

Mike Kuchwara, ASSOCIATED PRESS

PS CLASSICS’ NEW BROADWAY CAST ALBUM

FOR THE TONY AWARD-WINNING REVIVAL OF

RELEASED TODAY

Starring KELSEY GRAMMER and DOUGLAS HODGE

Music and lyrics by JERRY HERMAN    Book by HARVEY FIERSTEIN

Choreographed by LYNNE PAGE
Directed by TERRY JOHNSON

PS CLASSICS, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, will release the New Broadway Cast Recording for the 2010 Tony Award-winning production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES tomorrow, Tuesday, September 28. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is playing at the Longacre Theatre, 220 West 48th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.

The recording is produced by PS Classics co-founder Tommy KraskerPS Classics co-founder Philip Chaffin serves as Executive Producer.  The album is available in stores, at the Longacre Theatre and for purchase and digital download at www.psclassics.com.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES made Tony Award history as the first show to ever win the Tony three times for best production.   The classic musical comedy by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein originally won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical.  A Broadway revival won two 2005 Tony Awards including the Best Revival of a Musical prize.  The new, freshly reconceived LA CAGE won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, as well as Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge) and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson).

The production is also the winner of three Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge) and Outstanding Costume Design (Matthew Wright), four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge), Outstanding Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson) and Outstanding Costume Design (Matthew Wright) and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES opened on Broadway to rave reviews on April 18.   The production stars five-time Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer as Georges; Tony and Olivier Award-winner Douglas Hodge as Albin; Fred Applegate as M. Dindon/M. Renaud; Allyce Beasley 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; Bill Nolte as Tabarro and David Nathan Perlow as Etienne.

Also starring as the notorious and dangerous Cagelles are Matt Anctil as Angelique, Nicholas Cunningham as Hanna, Sean Patrick Doyle as Chantal, Yurel Echezarreta as Phaedra, Logan Keslar as Bitelle and Terry Lavell as Mercedes.   The production also features Christophe Caballero, Todd Lattimore, Dale Hensley, Caitlin Mundth and Cheryl Stern.

Douglas Hodge and Nicholas Cunningham are appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret.  This production is choreographed by Lynne Page and directed by Terry Johnson.

Georges (Kelsey Grammer) is the suave owner of a glitzy drag club on the French Riviera. Partnered romantically with his high-strung star performer, Albin (Douglas Hodge), the pair live a charmed life—until Georges’ son announces his engagement to the daughter of a conservative right-wing politician who’s coming to dinner.

The original production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES was one of Broadway’s biggest hits of the 1980s.  It opened August 21, 1983 at the Palace Theatre, where it played for over four years and 1,761 performances.

The new production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES played from November 23, 2007 to March 8, 2008 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, earning across the board raves and moving to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre on October 30, 2008, where it was nominated for seven 2009 Olivier Awards, winning for Best Musical Revival and Best Actor in a Musical for Douglas Hodge and won the 2009 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Musical.

The production features set design by Tim Shortall, costume design by Matthew Wright, lighting design by Nick Richings, sound design by Jonathan Deans and wig and makeup design by Richard Mawbey. Musical supervision, orchestrations and dance arrangements are by Jason Carr. Musical director is Todd Ellison.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, David Babani, Fran and Barry Weissler and Edwin W. Schloss, Bartner/Tulchin, Broadway Across America, Matthew Mitchell, Raise the Roof 4 Richard Winkler/Bensinger Taylor/Laudenslager Bergère, Arlene Scanlan/John O’Boyle, Independent Presenters Network, Olympus Theatricals, Allen Spivak, Jerry Frankel/Bat-Barry Productions, Nederlander Presentations, Inc/Harvey Weinstein.

Tickets ($132.50 – $36.50; Premium $251.50; Table Seating $251.50) are on sale through Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200, online at www.telecharge.com/lacage and at the Longacre Theatre box office (220 West 48th Street).  Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM.

Founded in 2000 by Tommy Krasker & Philip Chaffin, and a four-time Grammy nominee (for its cast albums of Assassins, Nine: The Musical, Grey Gardens and Company), PS Classics celebrates the heritage of Broadway and American popular song through its award-winning cast recordings; solo albums by such luminaries as Maureen McGovern, Victoria Clark, Jessica Molaskey and Christine Andreas; and recordings drawn from rare sound archives, including “Sondheim Sings.” Its most recent releases include solo albums by Liz Callaway, Rebecca Luker and Kate Baldwin and cast albums of Finian’s Rainbow, A Little Night Music and Sondheim on Sondheim.  PS Classics is distributed by Image Entertainment.  Visit www.psclassics.com.

PS Classics

Celebrating the heritage of Broadway and American popular song

81 Pondfield Road #306   Bronxville, NY  10708     Tel: (914) 779-1646

E-mail: info@psclassics.com

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