Philip Quast and Douglas Hodge to Star in London La Cage
Featuring a score by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the 1973 French play by Jean Poiret and subsequent 1978 French-Italian screen version, the musical focuses on a gay couple -- George, the manager of a St. Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and Albin, his star attraction -- and the adventures that ensue when George's son brings home his fiancée's ultra-conservative parents to meet them.
The musical will be choreographed by Lynne Page, designed by David Farley, with lighting by David Howe, musical supervision by Gareth Valentine, and musical direction by Nigel Lilley. The cast will also feature Jason Pennycooke, Neil McDermott, and Tara Hugo.
Quast is an Olivier Award winner for Sunday in the Park with George, The Fix and South Pacific. His many other credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Stuff Happens, The Secret Garden, Macbeth, and, Evita. Hodge's stage credits include Guys and Dolls, Titus Andronicus, Dumb Show, Pericles, King Lear, Three Sisters, Moonlight, and The Caretaker.