La Cage
Credit: Josh Lehrer

La Cage Aux Folles is being plucked from Broadway. The show, which currently stars Harvey Fierstein and Christopher Sieber, will see its final performance Sunday, May 1. The revival won the 2010 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, and will have played 433 performances by its finale (with 15 previews to boot). The closing, however, is not entirely unexpected: The show had seen its numbers drop after Fierstein and Sieber replaced the original cast, led by Douglas Hodge and Kelsey Grammer. “We’re sorry to have to announce the final weeks of this exuberant production, which has brought great joy to audiences for the last year, as well as to everyone who has worked on the show, on stage and off,” the producers said in a press release. “But we were thrilled to present Terry Johnson’s brilliant production to great acclaim in New York and now, the rest of the country will discover this wonderful new La Cage on national tour this fall. In the meantime, we will enjoy ‘The Best of Times’ while they last at the Longacre, with the wonderful Harvey Fierstein and Christopher Sieber leading our brilliant Broadway company.“

Indeed, La Cage will be flying around the nation starting in October: The touring production will make its first stop in Des Moines, Iowa.

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