"la cage aux folles"

Published August 21, 1983


La Cage Aux FollesGene Barry, and George Hearn, 1983



This was a landmark Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Harvey Fierstein and directed by Arthur Laurents. Taking a French stage farce that had been adapted into a surprise international hit film, the openly-gay Broadway creative team enriched the material with an emotional core unexplored in the original source material. The musical La Cage Aux Folles had a successful run and two subsequent Broadway revivals. The commercial success of the show proved that a mainstream Broadway audience could support a musical love story between two men. Hirschfeld’s drawing evokes the lavish exuberance of that original production and its gifted cast.

Charles Busch

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