Is the bird cage based on La Cage aux Folles?
Twenty years ago today, The Birdcage was released. Based on the 1978 French film La Cage aux Folles, it involves, among many things, Nathan Lane throwing pitch-perfect hysterical fits, Hank Azaria dancing in cutoffs, and Robin Williams playing the straight man (no pun intended).
Why is La Cage aux Folles important?
When it opened in New York in 1983, La Cage aux Folles was accused of “mainstreaming homosexuality for mass consumption”.
How old is Nathan Lane?
66 years (February 3, 1956)Nathan Lane / Age
What 1980’s movie is named after La Cage?
La Cage aux Folles
La Cage aux folles ([la kaʒ o fɔl], English: “The Cage of Madwomen”; also released as Birds of a Feather) is a 1978 comedy film directed by Édouard Molinaro, based on Jean Poiret’s 1973 play of the same name….La Cage aux Folles (film)
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What was the name of Nathan Lane’s character in The Birdcage?
AgadorHank AzariaAlbert GoldmanNathan LaneArmand GoldmanRobin WilliamsVal GoldmanDan FuttermanSen. Kevin KeeleyGene HackmanBarbara KeeleyCalista Flockhart
How many Tony Awards has La Cage aux Folles won?
La Cage aux Folles (musical) The 2004 Broadway revival won the Tony Award for Best Revival, and the 2008 London revival garnered the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. The 2010 Broadway revival was nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
Why was La Cage aux Folles not made into a musical?
Allan Carr, who had produced the successful film adaptation of Grease (1978), was eager to work in theatre and thought a musical version of the hit 1978 film La Cage aux Folles would be an ideal vehicle for his Broadway debut. However, he was unable to secure the rights to the film and was forced to settle for the rights to the original play only.
Who are the Cagelles in La Cage aux Folles?
Georges, the master of ceremonies, welcomes the audience to his St. Tropez drag nightclub, “La Cage aux Folles”. The chorus line known as Les Cagelles appear and introduce themselves to the audience (“We Are What We Are”). Georges and his “wife”, Albin, have lived happily together for many years in an apartment above La Cage with their “maid”…
Who is Albin in La Cage aux Folles?
The chorus line known as Les Cagelles appear and introduce themselves to the audience (“We Are What We Are”). Georges and his spouse, Albin, have lived happily together for many years in an apartment above La Cage with their “maid” Jacob. Albin is a drag queen and the star performer of La Cage aux Folles under the alias of “Zaza”.