La Cage Aux Folles is a show about homosexuals your most conservative grandmother could love — as cuddly, harmless, and rainbow bright as a Care Bear. This revival of the 1984 Tony winner for Best Musical plays up the show’s essential flaws: a mediocre score (virtually all of Jerry Herman’s songs sound the same) and book, with Harvey Fierstein’s Borscht Belt gay humor compounded here by Jerry Zaks’ ham-handed direction. The terrific Gary Beach does transvestite Albin justice (even if his performance is a dead-on impersonation of Nathan Lane), and the chorus of Les Cagelles overcome the Rockette choreography with pure zeal (and some very fetching costumes); based on the standing ovation at a recent performance, a man in a dress still goes a long way. On the other hand, you could just rent The Birdcage and save a bundle.
La Cage Aux Folles La Cage Aux Folles is a show about homosexuals your most conservative grandmother could love — as cuddly, harmless, and rainbow...La Cage Aux Folles La Cage Aux Folles is a show about homosexuals your most conservative grandmother could love — as cuddly, harmless, and rainbow...2004-12-20
Starring: Gary Beach; Opening Date: 12/09/2004
Posted January 17 2015 — 6:16 AM EST
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