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The West End La Cage aux Folles is Transferring to the Great White Way

The Olivier award winning London revival of La Cage aux Folles just announced plans to transfer to Broadway this spring. The production was created by the same company (The Mernier Chocolate Factory) that brought Sunday in the Park with George to Broadway in 2008.

The production’s original director (Terry Johnson) and choreographer (Lynn Page) will transfer with the production, as will Douglas Hodge, the actor who took home the Olivier award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Albin. La Cage aux Folles is based on the Jean Poiret play of the same name and features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

The original production opened in 1983 and took home six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the 2004 Broadway mounting took home the Tony for Best Revival.

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