BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for the Opening of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at LA's Pantages Theatre
After a much anticipated west coast arrival, the U.S. National Tour of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES presented by Broadway LA at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood officially opened Wednesday, July 11, 2012. And, Los Angeles BroadwayWorld TV Correspondent Michael Sterling and Producer Jerry Evans were on hand to get up close and personal with the show's two stars... veteran film and television star George Hamilton andtwo-time Tony Award® nominee and Broadway veteran Christopher Sieber. Go on the red carpet of the big opening below!
Additionally, a bevy of celebrities including Jacqueline Bisset, Alana Stewart, John Savage, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Jo Ann Worley, Peter Marshall, Lucy Lawless, Shirley Jones, Loni Anderson, Kevin Chamberlin, Masiela Lusha, Kat and Karen Kramer, and legendary TV producer George Schlatter joined the sold out audience for the high energy festivities. The winner of three 2010 Tony Awards®, including Best Revival of a Musical, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES plays at the Pantages Theatre through July 22.
Tickets for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES may be purchased online at www.BroadwayLA.org or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Pantages Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Vine Street, and the box office opens daily at 10am.
The original production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES was one of Broadway's biggest hits of the 1980s. It opened August 21, 1983 at the Palace Theatre, where it played for over four years and 1,761 performances. The show won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical, Best Score (Jerry Herman) and Best Book (Harvey Fierstein).
Featured in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES are Bernard Burak Sheredy as M. Dindon/M. Renaud, Cathy Newman as Mme. Dindon/Mme. Renaud, Dale Hensley as Francis, Allison Blair McDowell as Anne, Michael Lowney as Jean-Michel, Gay Marshall as Jacqueline, Jeigh Madjus as Jacob, Kate Donohue as Colette; Danny Vaccaro as Tabarro and Wilson Bridges as Etienne. Rounding out the company are: Matt Anctil, Christophe Caballero, Trevor Downey, SuEllen Estey, Logan Keslar, Todd Lattimore, Terry Lavell, Mark Roland, Donald C. Shorter Jr., Lauren Sprague and Todd Thurston.
The Pantages Theatre performance schedule for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.
Orchestra level tickets for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES start at just $25. Prices are subject to change without notice. For tickets or more information about LA CAGE AUX FOLLES's Los Angeles engagement, please visit the Pantages Theatre's official website, www.BroadwayLA.org.
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MICHAEL STERLING is a successful entrepreneur of public relations and stage productions. Throughout the years, he has represented such icons as Elizabeth Taylor, Lance Armstrong, Scott Hamilton, Robert Goulet, Joan Collins, George Harrison, the Bee Gees, Andy Gibb, Donny and Marie Osmond and the Osmond Brothers, and Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. He has also represented numerous theatre productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Andy Gibb on Broadway, the 30th Anniversary U.S. National Tour of The Fantasticks starring Robert Goulet, Broadway on Ice starring Scott Hamilton and Dorothy Hamill, Concert on Ice starring Dorothy Hamill, and Festival on Ice starring Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner. In 2006, Sterling opened the award-winning cabaret Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, CA dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway musical theatre performers in concert. The popular supper club is the most award-winning critically acclaimed such venue in the greater Los Angeles area. In October, 2009, Mr. Sterling created an alliance with Broadway World.com TV to co-produce and co-host television packages about select Los Angeles theatre. In May, 2010, he co-created the State of the Arts radio series for broadcast by LA Talk Radio.com, one of the world wide web's most successful and innovative radio sites. Presented by Breakdown Services, State of the Arts has become a popular weekly series co-produced and co-hosted by Mr. Sterling and actor Paul Stroili. www.msapr.net|
JERRY EVANS has worked as a dancer, choreographer and director for over 28 years. The beginning of his career was highlighted by dancing in a Mikhail Baryshnikov television special. Today, Mr. Evans can now proudly boast of having worked with every major awards show, with every television network, and in every medium in which a dancer can work. With a successful professional dance career as his foundation, Evans then launched a stunning career in choreography that has been more than two decades in the making. Having choreographed numerous consecutive world tours for such artists as Reba McIntyre, Paula Abdul, and Chayenne, Evans has earned industry wide. With more than 20 feature films, 15 music videos, and 50 commercials to his choreography credentials, Jerry's reputation as the "commercial king" precedes him throughout the entertainment industry. In recognition of his achievements and contributions in dance, choreography, and production, Jerry has been honored with numerous, major industry and peer awards alike. In more recent years, Mr. Evans assembled a comprehensive knowledge of film and television camera directing based on his years of choreography experience. Whether on a set that requires single or multiple camera direction, Jerry is known for bringing his wealth of experience in film, television (both commercial and episodic), music videos, and live stage to any production. He is also the founder of JLE Media Group Inc. which specializes in hi-definition video production from conception to post-production. www.jlemediagroup.com
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