La Cage aux Folles

Musical - Original

Palace Theatre

  • First Preview: August 9, 1983
  • Opening Date: August 21, 1983
  • Closing Date: November 15, 1987
  • Previews: 15
  • Performances: 1761

Lyrics: Jerry Herman

Music: Jerry Herman

Book: Harvey Fierstein

Synopsis

Jerry Herman's musical, based on the French play of the same name, is the story of a flamboyant gay couple who must pretend to be straight for one night — with one of the men in drag — to dupe the conservative political family of their son's fiancee.

 

Opening Night Cast

George Hearn in La Cage aux Folles George Hearn Albin
Gene Barry Georges
Jay Garner Edouard Dindon
John Weiner Jean-Michel
Elizabeth Parrish Jacqueline
Leslie Stevens in La Cage aux Folles Leslie Stevens Anne
William Thomas, Jr. Jacob
Merle Louise in La Cage aux Folles Merle Louise Mme. Dindon
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Opening Night Production Credits

Harvey Fierstein Harvey Fierstein Book
Jerry Herman Jerry Herman Music
Jerry Herman Jerry Herman Lyrics
Arthur Laurents Arthur Laurents Director
  Scott Salmon Choreographer
  David Mitchell Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1983 - 1984

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Outstanding Actor in a Musical George Hearn Winner
1984 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gene Barry Nominee
1984 Outstanding Book of a Musical Harvey Fierstein Nominee
1984 Outstanding Costume Design Theoni V. Aldredge Winner
1984 Outstanding Lighting Design Jules Fisher Nominee
1984 Outstanding Lyrics Jerry Herman Nominee
1984 Outstanding Music Jerry Herman Winner
1984 Outstanding Musical   Nominee
1984 Outstanding Orchestrations Jim Tyler Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Outstanding Actor in a Musical George Hearn Winner
1984 Outstanding Costume Design Theoni V. Aldredge Winner
1984 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Actor in a Musical George Hearn Winner
1984 Actor in a Musical Gene Barry Nominee
1984 Book of a Musical Harvey Fierstein Winner
1984 Choreography Scott Salmon Nominee
1984 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Theoni V. Aldredge Winner
1984 Direction of a Musical Arthur Laurents Winner
1984 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Jules Fisher Nominee
1984 Musical   Winner
1984 Original Score Jerry Herman Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Nov. 15, 1987 24 $261,157
-
$10,360 $29.45
-
8867
1683
8
0
65.86% -2.44%
Nov. 8, 1987 23 $250,797
-
$62,188 $27.27
-
9196
1683
8
0
68.30% 18.14%
Nov. 1, 1987 22 $188,609
-
-$64,232 $27.93
-
6754
1683
8
0
50.16% -7.27%
Oct. 25, 1987 21 $252,841
-
- $32.70
-
7732
1683
8
0
57.43% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $953,404
-
  $29.34 32549
53856
32
0
60.44 %  
Cumulative
  $40,785,341
-
  $31.83
$0.00
1274427
1720992
1024
0
74.05 %  
 
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