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21/08/1983 "La Cage aux Folles" opens on Broadway

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 of the same name by Jean Poiret, it focuses on a gay couple. The original 1983 Broadway production received nine nominations for Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book.


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