R | | Comedy
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.
David Alan Grier was originally cast in the role of butler, but the racial implications and cultural differences from the play caused the production to combine the butler role and Hank Azaria's character.
Agador! Where is Starina? She goes on in 5 minutes!
In the kitchen scene where Armand and Val realize Agador never prepared an entrée, Armand slips and falls while bringing the sweet & sour peasant soup pot back into the dining room; as he then tells Val "go, go, she'll be here any minute, go", he is clearly laughing.
In the November 12, 1998 ABC-TV network airing of The Birdcage (1996), approximately 13 minutes of added footage was restored to the film:
$18,275,828 10 March 1996