This is the original cast album in CD form of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the 1983 Broadway musical based on the French play and movie of the same name. We expect musicals on the Great White Way to be joyous, exuberant and festive -- this one, set in a St. Tropez drag cabaret, is all that and gay too. The show ran over four years and won six Tony awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book (Harvey Fierstein), after which composer Jerry Herman, counting himself delighted, hung up his musical spurs and retired. All Jerry's songs are here, including "Masculinity," "I Am What I Am," which has become a virtual Gay anthem in the intervening 31 years, and "The Best of Times Is Now," a sing-along for all about the beauties of living life to the maximum. The sound engineering is fine, the album is in eco-friendly cardboard format, and the accompanying booklet has photos but not lyrics -- not that I think you will need them. Should be part of every musical-lover's library. Highly recommended.