Gene Barry & George Hearn "La Cage Aux Folles" 1983 LP Signed Autograph Original Cast Color Photos
Original Cast-"La Cage Aux Folles"(RCA Red Seal Digital 4824)-LP. THis original cast LP features the 1983 Broadway Musical-"La Cage Aux Folles" starring Gene Barry and George Hearn.The LP features a gatefold cover with original color scenes from the musical.La Cage aux Folles is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman. Based on the 1973 French play by Jean Poiret and subsequent 1978 French-Italian screen version (one of the most popular foreign films ever released in the United States), the musical focuses on a gay couple: Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and Albin, his star attraction - and the adventures that ensue when Georges' son brings home his fiance's ultra-conservative parents to meet them.
The musical's 1983 Broadway production overcame competition from several strong new shows that season, including Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, Kander and Ebb's The Rink and David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr.'s Baby, winning six Tony Awards out of nine nominations, including the top honors of Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Among the forward-looking themes of the musical is the idea that gays can form stable, long-term relationships and raise children.After fifteen previews, the Broadway production, directed by Arthur Laurents and choreographed by Scott Salmon, opened on August 21, 1983 at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 1,761 performances. The original cast included Gene Barry (as Georges), George Hearn (as Albin), John Weiner (as Jean-Michel, the handsome son), Walter Charles (as M. Renaud), Jay Garner (as Edouard Dindon), Merle Louise (as Mme. Dindon), Elizabeth Parrish (as Jacqueline), Leslie Stevens (as Anne), and William Thomas, Jr. (as Jacob).The LP has been autographed on the front cover by Gene Barry and George Hearn..................CONDITION OF VINYL,COVER AND AUTOGRAPHS IS VG PLUS...................