Broadway Transfer of London La Cage aux Folles Possible

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The Menier Chocolate Factory revival of La Cage aux Folles, which is currently enjoying a successful West End run, may arrive on Broadway in the coming season.
Harvey Fierstein
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Broadway veteran Harvey Fierstein, who earned his third Tony Award for writing the book to the Jerry Herman musical, revealed during the NY1 Tony Awards red carpet coverage that a Broadway transfer of the London production of La Cage is being discussed for the upcoming Broadway season.

Terry Johnson directs the revival of La Cage aux Folles which began at the intimate Menier Chocolate Factory (also the birthplace of the critically-praised revival of Sunday in the Park with George) in January of 2008 prior to making a West End transfer to the Playhouse Theatre the following October.

A hot ticket for London audiences, the production is currently booking through January of 2010 and will welcome stage and screen veteran John Barrowman later this fall.

The London production has choreography by Lynne Page, sets by Tim Shortall, costumes by Matthew Wright, wigs and make-up by Richard Mawbey, musical supervision and orchestrations by Jason Carr and musical direction by Nigel Lilley.

La Cage is produced by Chocolate Factory Productions, Sonia Friedman Productions, David Ian Productions, Tulchin/Bartner, The Ambassador Theatre Group, Jamie Hendry, Matthew Mitchell and David Mirvish.

The musical premiered on Broadway at the Palace Theatre in 1983 where it earned six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Costumes, Best Direction of a Musical for Arthur Laurents and Best Actor for George Hearn. Jerry Zaks staged the 2004 revival of La Cage, which earned Tonys for Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography for Jerry Mitchell.

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