La Cage Aux Folles set for London West End exit

16 Nov 2009 by Matthew Fransioli     
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london-theatre-west-endThe award-winning musical La Cage Aux Folles is set to end West End run in January.

Theatre-goers will have until the start of next year to catch the West End revival of La Cage Aux Folles, it has been confirmed.

The popular musical, which currently boasts John Barrowman as one of its leading stars, is to cross the Atlantic for a Broadway run, producers have announced.

As a result, the final London production of Jerry Herman’s 1983 work will take place on January 2nd.

At the same time, it has also been confirmed that, for the final month of the show, Barrowman will be replaced in the part of Albin by Douglas Hodge, who won an Olivier Award for his portrayal of the role in the original run.

In addition, between November 30th and when the curtain falls for the final time on the show at the Playhouse Theatre, Denis Lawson will also take over from Simon Burke as George.

After winning six Tony Awards first time around, La Cage Aux Folles then won the Tony Award for Best Revival in 2004, as well as the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in London in 2008.

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