"La Cage aux Folles" is a nightclub of the "somewhat different kind", run by Georges and his partner Albin, who appears here as travesty star "Zaza". Jean-Michel, George's son, has fallen in love - with Anne, the daughter of a right-wing homophobic politician. - Because of the intended marriage, a meeting of the two "normal" families is arranged at short notice. Jean Michel's biological mother also wants to come to this meeting, but then cancels at short notice, whereupon Albin turns into said "mother" within a very short time and takes over this role with surprising severity. At first everything goes well, but in Albin's mother there is Zaza. And so the events of the evening escalate more and more...
Jean Poiret's play La Cage aux Folles premiered in Paris in 1973. It landed on theater stages worldwide and was filmed in 1978 as A Cage Full of Fools, directed by Édouard Molinaros.
In 1983, Jerry Herman (music) and Harvey Fierstein (book) developed the theatrical original into a musical for Broadway.
Since then, La Cage aux Folles has (sooner or later) been a fixture on every musical stage!This content has been machine translated.
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