Broadway's La Cage Welcomes Harvey Fierstein and Jeffrey Tambor Feb. 15
15 Feb 2011
Jeffrey Tambor and Harvey Fierstein
Photo by Josh Lehrer
Four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein and six-time Emmy Award nominee Jeffrey Tambor join the Tony Award-winning revival of La Cage aux Folles Feb. 15 in the roles of, respectively, drag star Albin and his partner, club emcee Georges.
The performance at the Longacre Theatre also welcomes the arrival of Mike McShane (M. Dindon/M. Renaud) and Tony winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Jacob).
Fierstein, Tambor, McShane and Heredia succeed, respectively, 2010 Tony winner Douglas Hodge, Tony nominee Kelsey Grammer, Fred Applegate and Tony nominee Robin De Jesús.
The cast also features Alyce Beasley as Mme. Dindon/Mme. Renaud; Chris Hoch as Francis; Elena Shaddow as Anne; A.J. Shively as Jean-Michel; Christine Andreas as Jacqueline; Heather Lindell as Colette; Michael Lowney as Etienne; and Bruce Winant as Tabarro.
La Cage aux Folles, about a gay couple who run a St. Tropez drag club, features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret. This production is choreographed by Lynne Page and directed by Terry Johnson, who won a 2010 Tony Award for his direction. It won the 2010 Best Revival (Musical) Tony.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.