PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Drag Queens Eat Pizza, Too!" Glamorous Backstage Portraits at the Marriott Theatre's La Cage aux Folles
The 11-time Tony Award-winning musical runs through March 22. Based on the 1973 French play by Jean Poiret and inspiration for the popular film The Birdcage starring Nathan Lane and Robin Williams, the show features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein.
Multi-Jeff Award nominee Joe Leonardo directs a cast led by Jeff Award winners Gene Weygandt as Albin and David Hess as Georges. Melissa Zaremba choreographs, with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson.
The production also features Brian Bohr as Jean-Michel, Elizabeth Telford as Anne, Joseph Anthony Byrd as Jacob, Susan Moniz as Jacqueline, Fred Zimmerman as Edouard Dindon and Anne Gunn as Marie Dindon.
Rounding out the cast are Larry Adams, Jameson Cooper, Clayton Cross, Adam Estes, Javier Ferreira, Emily Glick, Zachary L. Gray, Monique Haley, Jordan Fife Hunt, Raymond Interior, Jhardon DiShon Milton, Liz Norton, Jason Richards, J Tyler Whitmer.
"Set against the glamorous background of a St. Tropez nightclub, Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a taste of both when Georges’ son Jean-Michel makes a shocking announcement: he plans to marry the daughter of an ultra-conservative politician. Chaos ensues when the two completely opposite families meet, and Albin’s familiar, flamboyant habits get in the way at every turn. Feathers get ruffled and households upended in this poignant tale of one family’s struggle to stay together, stay fabulous and above all else, stay true to themselves."
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