George Hamilton to star in 'La Cage aux Folles' at Hippodrome
The actor, whose perpetually bronzed skin had no rival until the emergence of House Speaker John Boehner, will have the role of gay nightclub owner Georges. Hamilton is not known for having a great singing voice, but he's likely to bring other attributes to the show, a comic clash of sexual, social and political forces.
As for the role of Albin, Georges' longtime partner who appears as the drag queen Zaza at the club ...
This version of "La Cage aux Folles," which originated in 2007 at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, was imported to Broadway and won three 2010 Tonys, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson). The show, now starring Fierstein and Christopher Sieber, closes in New York on May 1.
The national touring production is scheduled to be at the Hippodrome Nov. 1-6.
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