Friday, February 17, 2012

Acclaimed La Cage Aux Folles At the Benedum

PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber

March 13-18, 2012, Benedum Center





The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh present the critically-acclaimed production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber at the Benedum Center, March 13-18, 2012.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES recently made Tony Awards history as the first show to ever win the Tony Award three times for best production. The classic musical comedy by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein originally won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical. A Broadway revival won two 2005 Tony Awards including the Best Revival of a Musical prize. The new, freshly reconceived LA CAGE won three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson).

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES performance dates and times, at the Benedum Center, are Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 16, 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.; Sunday March 18, 1:00 and 6:30 p.m.

Tickets ($20-$71) are on sale for all performances at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, by phone at (412) 456-6666 or online at For group ticket sales (10 or more), please call (412) 471-6930. PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh series is a presentation of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES tells the story of Georges (George Hamilton), the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin (Christopher Sieber), who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges’ son brings his fiancĂ©e’s conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together... stay fabulous... and above all else, stay true to themselves!

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, David Babani and Fran and Barry Weissler in association with NETworks Presentations.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret.

The creative team includes director Terry Johnson, who won a 2010 Tony Award for his LA CAGE direction, choreographer Lynne Page, set designer Tim Shortall, costume designer Matthew Wright, lighting designer Nick Richings, sound designer Jonathan Deans and orchestrator/musical supervisor Todd Ellison.

The new production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES played from November 23, 2007, to March 8, 2008, at the Menier Chocolate Factory, earning across-the-board raves and moving to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre on October 30, 2008, where it was nominated for seven 2009 Olivier Awards, winning for Best Musical Revival and Best Actor in a Musical for Douglas Hodge, and won the 2009 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Musical.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a production not to be missed, and reviewers agree. The Associated Press raves it is “Riotously funny! LA CAGE could not be more timely or enjoyable.” Variety called it “Funny, heartwarming and terrific!” Time Out New York sums it up: “Five Stars (out of five)! The Musical Revival of the Year! A Sensation!”

Posted on behalf of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates.  Joyce Kane is the owner of Cybertary Pittsburgh, a Virtual Administrative support company, providing virtual office support, personal and executive assistance, creative design services and light bookkeeping.  Cybertary works with businesses and busy individuals to help them work 'on' their business rather than 'in' their business.

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