La Cage Will Close June 26, Despite Tony Awards

By Kenneth Jones
June 7, 2005

La Cage aux Folles won Tony Awards Sunday for Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography, but by Tuesday its producers told the company the show will close June 26.

It will have played 30 previews and 229 regular performances. The producers announced the Jerry Zaks-directed revival of Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's musical comedy will play its final performance on June 26 Broadway's Marquis Theatre.

"I am so proud of this wonderful production," said producer James L. Nederlander. "Unfortunately, despite winning the Tony Award on Sunday, our sales have not increased. We've decided to set the closing date for June 26th to give theatregoers a window of opportunity to see this beautiful show."

La Cage stars Gary Beach and Robert Goulet, who, producers have said expressed an interest in touring the show. No plan has been announced.

Jerry Mitchell won the 2005 Tony for his choreography of the show, set in a French Riviera drag club.

Producers are James L. Nederlander, Clear Channel Entertainment, Kenneth Greenblatt, Terry Allen Kramer and Martin Richards.

The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com at (212) 307-4100 or at the Marquis box office.