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About The Life - Off Broadway

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Mar 16, 2022
Mar 20, 2022


Directed and adapted by Emmy and Tony Award-winning artist Billy Porter, this bold new riff on Cy Coleman’s 1997 musical—nominated for 12 Tony Awards—centers the queer and Black voices of its protagonists: sex workers and hustlers struggling to survive in post-disco Times Square.

Featuring Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy-nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award-winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood, the production conjures a funk-infused vision of New York City, with choreography by AC Ciulla (Footloose) and guest music direction by James Sampliner (Legally Blonde).

Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Ira Gasman
Book by David Newman, Ira Gasman, and Cy Coleman
Concert Adaptation by Billy Porter
Scenic Designer Clint Ramos
Costume Designer Anita Yavich
Lighting Designer Driscoll Otto
Co-Sound Designers Kai Harada and Megumi Katayama
Projection Designer Zachary Borovay
Casting by The Telsey Office
Choreography by AC Ciulla
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Guest Music Director James Sampliner
Directed by Billy Porter

Featuring Jelani Alladin, Alexandra Grey, Antwayn Hopper, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Erika Olson, Destan Owens, and Ken Robinson