La Cage Aux Folles Broadway
The Best of Times is Now for La Cage…
The best of times certainly is upon the colorful revival of La Cage Aux Folles. The flamboyant musical cleaned up at the Tony Awards ceremony on June 13 at Radio City Musical Hall. It won for Best Direction of a Musical (Terry Johnson), Best Revival of a Musical and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for the amazing Douglas Hodge. I had the pleasure of attending the Saturday matinee at the Longacre Theatre and witnessing the sheer brilliance of this musical.
Kelsey Grammer, in his Tony Award nominated role of nightclub owner Georges, effortlessly owned the stage. He was born to play this charismatic, fun-loving character and watching him was magic. The chemistry he had with his leading “lady” Hodge, in the role of Drag Queen Albin/Zsa Zsa was pure genius. The two lit up the stage and created a believable relationship about love, respect and admiration. The comic relief in the production was a total bonus and was radiantly played by both actors.
Perhaps the most defining moment of the production was after Albin learns that he won’t be included in a family function to meet his son’s future in-laws. Hodges belts out a poignant and mesmerizing version of “I Am What I Am.” The meaning behind this song and how it relates to the play was felt by everyone in the theater. I’m sure that performance alone won this man the Tony Award. It was perfection.
The talented supporting cast only enhanced the success of this production. The “Les Cagelles” were a pleasure to watch. They moved gracefully and naturally around the stage, displaying Tony/Olivier nominated (for this show) choreographer Lynne Page’s magnificent choreography. The dance sequences for “We Are What We Are,” and “The Best of Times” were a pleasure to watch and had the audience clapping and stomping along. The break out performance in this show belongs hands down to Robin De Jesus in his Tony nominated role of Jacob, Albin’s maid/butler. He delivered each line without hesitation and clearly stole the show. I loved every scene he was in.
La Cage Aux Folles is a Broadway gem and up until now a virtual secret. Now that it has picked up three Tony Awards and audiences are starting to buzz about the talent in this show, I’d expect a huge increase in La Cage Aux Folles Broadway ticket sales. If you’re looking for a fun, traditional musical, La Cage is just the one for you. It has glitzy numbers, fast-paced choreography and mega talent. It also creates the opportunity for audience interaction and participation. This is one of the best shows I’ve seen! You can View Our Great Selection of La Cage Aux Folles Broadway Tickets Online by clicking the link.
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