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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES STARS KELSEY GRAMMER AND DOUGLAS HODGE TO SIGN SHOW’S ACCLAIMED CAST RECORDING AT LORD & TAYLOR, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4

WINNER! THREE 2010 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

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


STARS KELSEY GRAMMER AND DOUGLAS HODGE TO SIGN SHOW’S ACCLAIMED CAST RECORDING AT LORD & TAYLOR, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Five-time Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer and Tony and Olivier Award-winner Douglas Hodge, the stars of the Tony Award-winning revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, will sign copies of the show’s critically acclaimed new Broadway cast recording from PS Classics on Thursday, November 4 at Lord & Taylor.
The signing will be from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at Lord & Taylor’s flagship store at 424 Fifth Avenue, Main Floor.

Lord & Taylor customers will receive a complimentary copy of the LA CAGE AUX FOLLES cast recording with a $50 cosmetic or fragrance purchase*.  Customers may also receive two complimentary tickets with any $300 cosmetic or fragrance purchase* and a complimentary LA CAGE AUX FOLLES– inspired Holiday Collection Makeup Palette* with any $75 purchase.  (*One per customer; while supplies last). Continue reading

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.

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“Broadway on Broadway” Celebrates New Season this Sun Sep 12 in Times Square; Kelsey Grammer hosts

“BROADWAY ON BROADWAY” CELEBRATES THE NEW SEASON

THIS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12 IN TIMES SQUARE

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES’ KELSEY GRAMMER TO HOST

Join tens of thousands of your closest friends this Sunday September 12 in Times Square when Kelsey Grammer, the Tony Award-nominated star of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES hosts “Broadway on Broadway” at 11:30 AM in the heart of Times Square.  “Broadway on Broadway” is the annual concert that celebrates the new season. Performances that day include the following:

  • ANYTHING GOES star Sutton Foster will talk about the upcoming new musicals of the season.
  • The Cagelles from LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, perform “We Are What We Are.”

  • LOMBARDI stars Dan Lauria and Judith Light will tell the crowd about the season’s new plays.

  • MAMMA MIA! will perform the ABBA anthem “Dancing Queen.”

  • MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET:  The Tony nominated Best Musical will kick off the concert with a medley of “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Who Do You Love,” “Long Tall Sally” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”

  • PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL star and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson and the “Divas” will perform “Say a Little Prayer.” Following engagements in Australia and London’s West End, the North American premiere of the smash hit musical rolls into Toronto this fall before arriving on Broadway this spring.
  • STOMP, the off-Broadway sensation and fixture on New York’s theatrical landscape, will get the crowd going during the pre-show with a high energy performance.

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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