I've loved this story in pretty much every iteration, starting with the French film with English sub-titles (and I don't like sub-titles!). So when I heard Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein were doing it for Broadway, I couldn't wait to get the CD and I was NOT disappointed. This is arguably Jerry Herman's best work! The "let's get this party started" of the opening number, the wistful sweet message in "Look Over There", the anthem of "I Am What I Am", the brilliance of "Cocktail Counterpoint" (how does someone WRITE something like that!), and the "sing along, you know you want to" of "The Best of Times"... well, you get the idea.
If you enjoyed "The Birdcage", you'll like this soundtrack of the Broadway show it came from. Even if you aren't familiar with the play or the film, you'll love the sountrack anyway!