Michaela Jae Rodriguez
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15 LGBT-Themed Plays and Musicals That Changed Society

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La Cage aux Folles

Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, the musical La Cage aux Folles featured a book written by — who else? — Harvey Fierstein. The play focuses on gay couple Georges and Albin, and the adventures that ensue when Georges’s son brings home his fiancee's ultra-conservative parents for the first time. The original Broadway Production in 1984 was nominated for nine Tony awards and won six, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical. In the 2010 Broadway revival, the play was again nominated for 11 Tony awards and walked away with three, including Best Revival of a Musical. As most know, the stage productions were adapted for numerous French films and a very famous American remake, starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.


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