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Tony winner Douglas Hodge extends run in La Cage to February, ’11

WINNER! 2010 TONY AWARDS

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – DOUGLAS HODGE
BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL – TERRY JOHNSON

TONY AWARD-WINNER

DOUGLAS HODGE EXTENDS HIS RUN IN

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

STARS HODGE AND GRAMMER TO HEADLINE THE

TONY AWARD-WINNING REVIVAL ‘TIL FEBRUARY, 2011

Douglas Hodge, who won a 2010 Tony Award for his critically acclaimed performance as Albin in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, will extend his run for an additional six months in the smash hit Tony Award-winning revival at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street).  Hodge and five-time Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer will keep their love alive as Albin and Georges in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES until February 13, 2011, when both actors will depart the production.

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La Cage aux Folles to be recorded by PS Classics

“Warm and winning!

Terry Johnson’s inspired production is greatly affecting entertainment.”
Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Utterly absorbing.  Terry Johnson gives the text and the actors a new dimension.
It’s something real, felt, and deep.”
Hilton Als, THE NEW YORKER

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

PS CLASSICS TO RECORD NEW BROADWAY CAST ALBUM

FOR THE TONY AWARD-WINNING REVIVAL OF

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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 record the New Broadway Cast Recording for the 2010 Tony Award-winning production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES on August 5 and 6 for a late September release. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is playing at the Longacre Theatre, 220 West 48th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.

The recording will be produced by PS Classics co-founder Tommy KraskerPS Classics co-founder Philip Chaffin will serve as Executive Producer.  The album is currently available for pre-orders at www.psclassics.com.

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La Cage aux Folles plays 100th performance on Broadway tomorrow night

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

PLAYS 100th PERFORMANCE ON BROADWAY TOMORROW NIGHT

WINNER! BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

TONY, DRAMA DESK, DRAMA LEAGUE, OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE, OLIVIER AWARDS

WINNER! BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – DOUGLAS HODGE

TONY, DRAMA DESK, OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE, OLIVIER AWARDS

WINNER! BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL – TERRY JOHNSON

TONY, OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, winner of three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, will play its 100th performance on Broadway tomorrow night, Wednesday,  July 14 at 8:00 PM.  The critically acclaimed production is playing at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street).

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES recently made Tony Awards history as the first show to ever win the Tony Award 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).

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La Cage aux Folles breaks the Longacre house record for the third time

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES BREAKS HOUSE RECORD
AT THE LONGACRE THEATRE FOR THE THIRD TIME

 

TONY WINNER FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL GROSSES

$747,615 FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 27

 

 

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, broke the house record at the Longacre Theatre last week for the third time.  The show grossed $747,615.62 at the 1,057-seat playhouse for the week ending June 27, breaking its previous record of $687,824.90 for the week ending June 20.  

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES won three 2010 Tony Awards, for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge) and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson).  LA CAGE also made Tony Awards history as the first show to ever win the Tony Award three times for best production, with wins for Best Musical in 1984 and Best Revival of a Musical for the current production and a previous production in 2005.  

The freshly reconceived LA CAGE 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 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street).   The production stars Kelsey Grammer as Georges; Douglas Hodge as Albin; Fred Applegate as M. 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; Bill Nolte as Tabarro and David Nathan Perlow as Etienne.  

Also starring as the notorious and dangerous Cagelles are Nick Adams as Angelique, Sean A. Carmon as Phaedra, 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 show won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical, Best Score (Jerry Herman) and Best Book (Harvey Fierstein).       

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 ($140.00 – $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. 

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La Cage aux Folles breaks the Longacre house record for the third time

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES BREAKS HOUSE RECORD
AT THE LONGACRE THEATRE FOR THE THIRD TIME

TONY WINNER FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL GROSSES

$747,615 FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 27

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, broke the house record at the Longacre Theatre last week for the third time.  The show grossed $747,615.62 at the 1,057-seat playhouse for the week ending June 27, breaking its previous record of $687,824.90 for the week ending June 20.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES won three 2010 Tony Awards, for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge) and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson).  LA CAGE also made Tony Awards history as the first show to ever win the Tony Award three times for best production, with wins for Best Musical in 1984 and Best Revival of a Musical for the current production and a previous production in 2005. Continue reading

La Cage breaks Longacre house record and wraps close to $1 million post-Tonys

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES BREAKS HOUSE RECORD
AT THE LONGACRE THEATRE FOR THE SECOND TIME

SHOW WRAPS JUST UNDER $1 MILLION FOLLOWING

TONY AWARD WINS FOR BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL, BEST ACTOR AND BEST DIRECTOR

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, broke the house record at the Longacre Theatre last week for the second time.  The show grossed $687,824.90 at the 1,057-seat playhouse for the week ending June 20, breaking its previous record of $673,706.50 for the week ending May 11.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES also wrapped just under $1 million last week, following the show’s wins at the 2010 Tony Awards for Best Musical Revival, Best Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge) and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson).

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LA CAGE star Kelsey Grammer on the CBS Early Show this weekend

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES STAR
KELSEY GRAMMER

TO APPEAR ON

THE CBS EARLY SHOW, SATURDAY, JUNE 19

Kelsey Grammer, currently starring in his Broadway musical debut in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, will be a guest on CBS’ “The Early Show” on Saturday, June 19.  In the New York area, “The Early Show” airs on WCBS Channel 2 between 7:00 and 9:00 AM.  Check local listings.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES recently made Tony Awards history as the first show to ever win the Tony Award 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.  This year, 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).

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La Cage aux Folles makes Tony history, winning third time for best production

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

MAKES HISTORY!

FIRST SHOW TO WIN THE TONY AWARD THREE TIMES FOR
BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION

WINNER! BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
TONY, DRAMA DESK, DRAMA LEAGUE,
OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE, OLIVIER AWARDS

WINNER! BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – DOUGLAS HODGE
TONY, DRAMA DESK, OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE, OLIVIER AWARDS
 
WINNER! BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL – TERRY JOHNSON
TONY, OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES made Tony Awards history last night.   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.  Last night, 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), making it the first show to ever win the Tony Award three times for best production. 
 
The freshly reconceived LA CAGE 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.  
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La Cage aux Folles in the news

WINNER! BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
DRAMA DESK, DRAMA LEAGUE, OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE, OLIVIER AWARDS

WINNER! BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – DOUGLAS HODGE
DRAMA DESK, OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE, OLIVIER AWARDS

NOMINATED FOR 11 TONY AWARDS, INCLUDING
BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL! 

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

IN THE NEWS

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES opened on Broadway to rave reviews on Sunday, April 18 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street).  The production stars five-time Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer and Olivier Award-winner Douglas Hodge. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein, is directed by Terry Johnson and choreographed by Lynne Page.  

LA CAGE is nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actor (Kelsey Grammer), Best Actor (Douglas Hodge), Best Featured Actor (Robin De Jesús), Best Director (Terry Johnson), Best Choreography (Lynne Page), Best Scenic Design (Tim Shortall), Best Costume Design (Matthew Wright), Best Lighting Design (Nick Richings), Best Sound Design (Jonathan Deans) and Best Orchestrations (Jason Carr).

LA CAGE has won three Drama Desk Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actor (Douglas Hodge) and Best Costume Design (Matthew Wright), four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actor (Douglas Hodge), Best Director (Terry Johnson) and Best Costume Design (Matthew Wright) and the Drama League Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

The production has been in the news lately.  Here are some recent stories about LA CAGE AUX FOLLES’ Tony Award-nominees Kelsey Grammer, Douglas Hodge, Robin De Jesús, director Terry Johnson and choreographer Lynne Page: Continue reading

Broadway is Live on TWITTER During the TONY AWARDS

FOLLOW BROADWAY LIVE

ON TWITTER DURING

THE TONY AWARDS


WATCH THE TONY AWARDS LIVE ON CBS

THIS SUNDAY AND FOLLOW ON TWITTER

WITH UP-TO-DATE AND INSIDER INFORMATION    

This Sunday, June 13, 2009, watch the TONY AWARDS, live on CBS at 8:00PM ET/PT, and be a part of the Broadway fun live on TWITTER. Get all the insider information from the red carpet, the winners room, the show itself and much more.
 
Make sure to follow, send in questions and respond to the nominated Broadway shows live at the TONY AWARDS.
Also, follow the TONY AWARDS on TWITTER at http://www.twitter.com/TheTonyAwards and mention #Tonys   to win prizes, watch videos and converse with other followers.
 
Boneau/Bryan-Brown: www.twitter.com/BBBway
 
A Behanding in Spokane: www.twitter.com/BehandingBway

A Little Night Music: www.twitter.com/NightMusicBway  
 
A View From The Bridge: www.twitter.com/VIEWonBroadway
 
Fences: www.twitter.com/FencesBroadway
 
Hamlet: www.twitter.com/HamletBway09

La Cage aux Folles: www.twitter.com/LaCageBroadway      
 
Lend Me A Tenor: www.twitter.com/LendTenorNYC
 
Looped: www.twitter.com/LoopedBroadway
 
Manhattan Theatre Club: www.twitter.com/MTC_NYC
(The Royal Family/Time Stands Still/Collected Stories)
 
Million Dollar Quartet: www.twitter.com/MillionDQuartet

Ragtime: www.twitter.com/RagtimeonBway09
 
Red: www.twitter.com/REDonBroadway

Roundabout Theater Company:
www.twitter.com/RTC_NYC
(Present Laughter/Sondheim on Sondheim/Everyday Rapture)

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