MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Aug 21, 1983
Closing Date
Nov 15, 1987
1st Preview
Aug 09, 1983
1st Preview
Aug 09, 1983
Previews
15
Performances
1,761
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Palace Theatre
(Aug 21, 1983 - Nov 15, 1987)

Setting
Summer. St. Tropez, France.

Comments
This production was hoping to transfer to the Mark Hellinger Theatre. Lee Roy Reams and Mace Barrett were slated to take over in the roles of Albin and Georges, respectively, on November 19, 1987. However, the production did not transfer to the Hellinger, and closed November 15, 1987, before Reams and Barrett could start performances.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander and Stewart F. Lane
Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Based on the play "La Cage Aux Folles" by Jean Poiret; Musical Director: Don Pippin; Vocal arrangements by Don Pippin; Music orchestrated by Jim Tyler; Dance Music Arranged by G. Harrell
Directed by Arthur Laurents; Choreographed by Scott Salmon; Assistant Choreographer: Richard Balestrino
Scenic Design by David Mitchell; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Peter J. Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Ted Azar; Assistant Scenic Design: Steve Saklad; Associate Lighting Design: Dawn Chiang; Associate Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz; Make-Up Design by Ted Azar; Personal Assistant to Ms. Aldredge: Suzy Benzinger
Executive Producer: Barry M. Brown and Fritz Holt; General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc., Gary Gunas and Steven C. Callahan; Company Manager: Nina Skriloff; Assistant Co. Mgr: Allan Williams; Management Associate: Sue Frost and Joey Parnes; Management Assistant: Jeff Capitola
Production Stage Manager: Fritz Holt; Stage Manager: James Pentecost; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Caine
Assistant to Mr. Pippin: Nick Archer; Music published by Jerryco Music Co. and Edwin H. Morris & Co.; Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Rehearsal Pianist: Patrick Holland; Assistant Conductor: Rudolph Bennett
Casting: Pulvino & Howard, Ltd.; General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates; Dance Captain: Bob Brubach; Photographer: Martha Swope; Production Assistant: Trey Hunt; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne and Jon Wilner; Assistant to Mr. Laurents: Robert Schear; Press Associate: Peter Cromarty and Sam Rudy
Georges
Aug 09, 1983 - Jul 14, 1984
Albin
Aug 09, 1983 - Aug 17, 1985
M. Renaud
Edouard Dindon
Francis
Mme. Dindon
Jacqueline
Jean-Michel
Mme. Renaud
St. Tropez Townsperson
Chantal
La Cagelle
Monique
La Cagelle
Paulette
St. Tropez Townsperson
Dermah
La Cagelle
Nicole
La Cagelle
Hanna
La Cagelle
Mercedes
La Cagelle
Bitelle
La Cagelle
Lo Singh
La Cagelle
Hercule
St. Tropez Townsperson
Odette
La Cagelle
Angelique
La Cagelle
Etienne
St. Tropez Townsperson
Babette
St. Tropez Townsperson
Phaedra
La Cagelle
Clo-Clo
La Cagelle
Colette
St. Tropez Townsperson
Tabarro
St. Tropez Townsperson
Pepe
St. Tropez Townsperson
Standby: Jamie Ross (Georges)
Understudies: Sydney Anderson (Jacqueline), Bob Brubach (Francis, Etienne, Pepe, Phaedra), Walter Charles (Albin, Georges, Edouard Dindon), Betsy Craig (Mme. Dindon), Drew Geraci (Jean-Michel, Tabarro, Chantal, Hanna, Mercedes, Dermah, Hercule), Jan Leigh Herndon (Anne, Mme. Renaud, Paulette, Babette, Colette, Angelique), Jack Neubeck (M. Renaud) and Ken Ward (Jacob)

Palace Theatre (Aug 21, 1983 - Nov 15, 1987)

Assistant Stage Mgr: Jay Adler; Stage Manager: Robert Schear
Management Associate: Jeff Capitola
Dance Captain: Dennis Callahan; Assistant to the Producer: John Rainwater

Cast

Georges
Nov 1985 - ?
Georges
circa. Dec 1985 - ?
Albin
Aug 19, 1985 - Feb 1987
Keene Curtis
During George Hearn's vacation
Albin
Oct 08, 1984 - Oct 20, 1984
 
Albin
Feb 1987 - ?
Jack Davison
During Walter Charles' vacation
Albin
Jul 15, 1986 - Jul 20, 1986
Georges
Jan 07, 1985 - Nov 09, 1985
Georges
Aug 13, 1984 - Jan 05, 1985
Jamie Ross
During Gene Barry's vacation
Georges
Feb 20, 1984 - Feb 25, 1984
 
Georges
Jul 16, 1984 - Aug 11, 1984
Francis
circa. Aug 1987 - circa. Nov 1987
Mme. Dindon
Nov 21, 1986 - Nov 15, 1987
Dermah
La Cagelle
M. Renaud
Francis
Colette
St. Tropez Townsperson
Jack Davison
During Walter Charles' vacation
M. Renaud
Chantal
La Cagelle
Bitelle
La Cagelle
Mercedes
La Cagelle
Hercule
St. Tropez Townsperson
Angelique
La Cagelle
Oct 25, 1985 - circa. Dec 1985
Dermah
La Cagelle
Paulette
St. Tropez Townsperson
 
Pepe
St. Tropez Townsperson
Angelique
La Cagelle
Lo Singh
La Cagelle
 
Pepe
St. Tropez Townsperson
Jean-Michel
circa. 1986 - ?
Pepe
St. Tropez Townsperson
Nicole
La Cagelle
Dermah
La Cagelle
Swings: Spence Ford and David Klatt
Standby: Jamie Ross (Georges) and Tom Urich (Georges)
Understudies: Jack Davison (Albin, Edouard Dindon), Frank Di Pasquale (Francis), David Jackson (Jacob), David Klatt (Etienne, Pepe, Phaedra, M. Renaud) and Thom Sesma (Jacob)
music by Jerry Herman; lyrics by Jerry Herman
Act 1
Sung By
We Are What We Are
Les Cagelles
A Little More Mascara
Albin and Friends
With Anne on My Arm
Jean-Michel
With You on My Arm (Reprise)
Georges and Albin
The Promenade
Townspeople
Song on the Sand
Georges
La Cage aux Folles
Albin and Les Cagelles
I Am What I Am
Albin
Act 2
Sung By
Song on the Sand (Reprise)
Georges and Albin
Masculinity
Georges, Albin and Townspeople
Look Over There
Georges
Cocktail Counterpoint
Georges, Edouard Dindon, Mme. Dindon and Jacob
The Best of Times
Albin, Jacqueline and Patrons
Look Over There (Reprise)
Jean-Michel
Grand Finale
Entire Company

Tony Award®

Best Book of a Musical

1984 Winner
Book by Harvey Fierstein

Best Original Score

1984 Winner
Music by Jerry Herman
Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Best Actor in a Musical

1984 Winner
George Hearn
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1984 Nominee
Gene Barry

Best Costume Design

1984 Winner
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Lighting Design

1984 Nominee
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher
 

Best Choreography

1984 Nominee
Choreographed by Scott Salmon

Best Direction of a Musical

1984 Winner
Directed by Arthur Laurents

Drama Desk Award

 
 

Outstanding Book

1984 Nominee
Book by Harvey Fierstein

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1984 Winner
George Hearn
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1984 Nominee
Gene Barry
 

Outstanding Orchestration

1984 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Jim Tyler
 

Outstanding Lyrics

1984 Nominee
Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Outstanding Music

1984 Winner
Music by Jerry Herman

Outstanding Costume Design

1984 Winner
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1984 Nominee
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher
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