The Gay Life 1961

Opened: November 18, 1961

The Gay Life - 1961 - Broadway History , Info & More

Shubert Theatre (Broadway)
225 West 44th St. New York, NY

Suggested by "Anatol" by Arthur Schnitzler

A playboy has trouble adjusting to marriage.

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La MaMa Presents CANDIED CAMERA LIVE! The On-Stage Variety Show Celebrating The 30th Anniversary Of The 'Storied' Public Access TV Program
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 1, 2024

CANDIED CAMERA LIVE! at LA MAMA - Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the 'Storied' Public Access TV Program - opens tonight. Don't miss this on-stage variety show with special guests Michael Musto, Kevin Aviance, Lauren Ezersky, and Linda Simpson.

Michael Musto, Kevin Aviance & More to Join CANDIED CAMERA LIVE! La MaMa
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2024

La MaMa will present “Candied Camera LIVE!” – Nora Burns’ tongue-in-chic variety show (think “The Comeback” meets Spinal Tap) with guests, monologues, a multi-media mix of video clips and, of course, go-go boys.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2024

LA MAMA will present “CANDIED CAMERA LIVE!” - a variety show celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 'Storied' public access TV program. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets!

Suzanna Guzmán and Danny J. Gomez to Host 64th Annual LA County Holiday Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2023

Suzanna Guzmán and Danny J. Gomez announced as hosts for the 64th Annual LA County Holiday Celebration.

PHILADELPHIA BOUND? Fall Presents Over 120 Festivals, Block Parties, Shows, Charity Events and More
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Are you bound for the Philadelphia area this fall.  There’s so much to see and do that our readers will like to know about. 

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by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2023

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club announces its 62nd Season and its RADICAL ACCESS INITITATIVE (RAI), an expansion of La MaMa's local and global network that increases outreach to new artists and audiences beyond the four walls of La MaMa's three theatres and new Community Arts Space.

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Announces THE 44th CINEFESTIVAL SAN ANTONIO  
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2023

San Antonio's original Latinx film festival returns on Tuesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 16, 2023, at the historic Guadalupe Theater with a greater than-ever Texas filmmaker presence. Featuring 114 films, including 38 films from San Antonio and 40 films from the Lone Star State, the 44th CineFestival San Antonio continues to support local and regional filmmakers, while offering a well-rounded program to local audiences that also includes national and international films that highlight artistic excellence and diversity.  

Kevin Aviance, Linda Simpson & More to be Featured in LA MAMA'S SQUIRTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2023

Each year, La MaMa’s Squirts gathers the most exciting voices from New York City’s queer performance world across the generations. This year, confronting the nationwide legislative assault on trans people and drag performance, Squirts puts a heavy concentration into NYC’s drag and nightlife scenes from the 90s to today. 

ON THIS SIDE OF THE WORLD & More Lead Los Angeles' May 2023 Theater Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Apr 25, 2023

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Our top picks for May 2023 include Melissa Errico, LA Opera, and more!

Playwright Robert Patrick Dies At 85
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2023

Robert Patrick, aka Robert Patrick O'Connor, writer of poems, lyrics, short stories, novels, and a pioneering playwright known for his contributions to Off-Off Broadway and the Caffe Cino has passed away at the age of 85. He died in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles on April 23, 2023 (407 years to the day after Shakespeare's death). 

Musical Theatre Network, Mercury Musical Developments & Oxford Playhouse Announce BEAM2023 Participants
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 3, 2023

Musical Theatre Network, Mercury Musical Developments and Oxford Playhouse has announced details of the 29 musicals that will be showcased in BEAM2023.  

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Broadway historian and self-proclaimed theatre nerd Jennifer Ashley Tepper is here to help with her new series, Broadway Deep Dive. This month, the reader question was: Have Any Broadway Musicals Ever Closed Before They Opened?

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2023

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2023

La MaMa and The Public’s Under the Radar Festival will present King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild, bringing to New York audiences a moving one-act production that fuses live music with storytelling to share co-creator’s Ahmed Moneka's personal journey as an Iraqi actor-refugee in North America.

Review: Jessica Vosk GET HAPPY Gives Carnegie Hall A Merry Little Christmas
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 15, 2022

Honoring Judy Garland during her Centennial year, Jessica Vosk takes her Carnegie Hall audience Over The Moon.

Composer Ned Rorem Dies At Age 99
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022

American composer and writer Ned Rorem passed away at age 99 on November 18, 2022 in New York City, in his home on the Upper West Side, surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by six nieces and nephews and eleven grand nieces and nephews.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announced the latest news for the theater’s upcoming six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim January 26 through June 11, 2023. 

La MaMa Announces 61st Season Featuring 40 Productions From 8 Nations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022

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What productions of The Gay Life have there been?
The Gay Life has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1961, Broadway which opened in 1961 and Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 2005.
What Tony Awards has The Gay Life been nominated for?
Best Conductor and Musical Director for Herbert GreenBest Costume Design for Lucinda Ballard and Best Scenic Design for Oliver Smith.
What Tony Awards has The Gay Life won?
Best Conductor and Musical Director for Herbert Green, Best Costume Design for Lucinda Ballard, Best Scenic Design for Oliver Smith, .