THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy 30th Birthday, La Cage aux Folles (Video)

By Playbill Staff
August 21, 2013

Jerry Herman's Tony Award-winning musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring a book by Harvey Fierstein, premiered on Broadway Aug. 21, 1983, at the Palace Theatre. The show took home the Tony for Best Musical and George Hearn won a Tony for his performance as Albin.



Playbill.com is looking back at La Cage with videos from the original 1983 production, as well as the London premiere, the 2004 and 2010 Broadway revivals and concert performances.

The original Broadway cast of La Cage aux Folles at the Tony Awards.

 

 A look at the Broadway revival of La Cage...

 

George Hearn sings the La Cage aux Folles anthem "I Am What I Am" at the Tony Awards.

 The original cast of La Cage aux Folles on "The Merv Griffin Show."

A look at the original London cast of La Cage.

La Cage performs on "Regis & Kelly."

Lee Roy Reams performs "La Cage."

The 2004 revival of La Cage.

David Engel performs "I Am What I Am."

John Barrowman performs "I Am What I Am."

Davis Gaines performs "Song on the Sand."

Douglas Hodge performs "I Am What I Am."

Faith Prince, John Barrowman and Marin Mazzie perform "The Best of Times."

Fierstein discusses the musical.

 

Backstage at La Cage aux Folles Part 1.

 

Backstage at La Cage aux Folles Part 2.

 

Backstage at La Cage aux Folles Part 3.

 

Backstage at La Cage aux Folles Part 4.