Tickets, priced $36.50-$132.50 with premium seats at $251.50, will be available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com/lacage.
Opening night at the Longacre is scheduled for April 18. The Longacre box office, located at 220 West 48th Street, will open for business March 16.
Stage and screen actor Kelsey Grammer, best known for his Emmy-winning work on TV's "Frasier," will co-star in the acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production of Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hit musical. Grammer will play the role of Georges, the owner/emcee of the St. Tropez nightclub. Douglas Hodge will re-create his London work as Albin, whose nightclub persona is the fabulous Zaza. This reconceived production of the 1983 musical comedy based on the play of the same name opened to rave reviews and won the 2009 Olivier Awards for Best Musical Revival and Best Actor in a Musical, for Hodge.
La Cage, the tale of drag club owners Albin and Georges, and their son, Jean-Michel, who is to be married to a girl from a conservative family, has music and lyrics by Herman and book by Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret. The production is choreographed by Lynne Page and directed by Terry Johnson.
Hodge is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The original Broadway production played the Palace Theatre, where it ran 1,761 performances. The show won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical, Best Score (Jerry Herman) and Best Book (Harvey Fierstein). It was revived on Broadway as recently as 2004-05, when it won Tonys for Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography.
Producers for the Broadway revival are Sonia Friedman Productions, David Babani, Fran and Barry Weissler and Edwin W. Schloss, Robert G. Bartner, Broadway Across America, Matthew Mitchell, Raise the Roof/Richard Winkler/Bensinger Taylor, Jerry Frankel, Independent Presenters Network, Olympus Theatricals, Allen Spivak.
The Menier Chocolate Factory production of La Cage aux Folles played from Nov. 23, 2007, to March 8, 2008, earning raves and moving to the West End's Playhouse Theatre on Oct. 30, 2008, where it is still running.
The production features set design by Tim Shortall, costume design by Matthew Wright and lighting design by Nick Richings. Orchestrations are by Jason Carr. Wig and makeup design is by Richard Mawbey.