Christopher Sieber to Join La Cage
Less then a week after Jeffrey Tambor announced his sudden and unexpected exit from Broadway’s La Cage Aux Folles, Producers have already fufilled their promise of a name to replace Tambor in the role of Georges. Ladies and Gentlemen, say hello to Christopher Sieber.
Christopher Sieber recently agreed to appear in a brief engagement of Chicago has now dropped that obligation to say hello to the sights and sounds of Broadway’s Cagelles. Christopher Sieber is no stranger to Broadway have appeared in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Triumph of Love and A Christmas Carol. He is also a two time Tony Nominee for his roles in Shrek: the Musical and Spamalot.
Sieber will perform opposite Tony Award Winner Harvey Fierstein, who stars as Albin/Zaza. Originally, Jeffrey Tambor had taken over in the role of Georges but due to recent hip surgery, he had to withdraw from the production. Producers released a statement saying that performing 8 times a week just simply proved to be too much for Tambor who was only in the role for 12 performances. Georges understudy, Chris Hoch, has been in the role since February 25th.
Sieber in the role of Georges brings lots of new excitement to the production and is sure to draw crowds due to the nature of his name. Sieber is a fantastic choice after the situation producers were placed in with Tambor’s withdraw from the production. Sieber will only help the production last longer then originally intended. Luner on Theatre will continue to watch the situation at La Cage and report back on any other details as well as a starting date for him once announced.
While the date for Siebers debut in La Cage has not yet been announced, it shouldn’t be long until the sights and sounds of Christopher Sieber are seen again once on Broadway. I would highly suggest to anyone, despite not knowing the quality yet in the role, that you attend this production once Sieber is in the role. I can only imagine the joy he is going to bring to this production. La Cage, which won the 2010 Best Revival of a Musical Tony Award, will continue to play an open run at The Longacre Theatre. For more information on tickets, please visit La Cage’s Official Website