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by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022
Salon/Sanctuary Concerts will lift its voice to help Razom for Ukraine provide urgently needed humanitarian relief where it is desperately needed in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Sumy, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Dnipro, and Zaporizhzhia.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022
Reservoir Media, Inc. today announced that its Founder and CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi is joining the New York Philharmonic Board of Directors. Effective immediately, Khosrowshahi will join fellow board members in providing oversight and enabling the New York Philharmonic to continue to grow and share music at a global scale.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022
Audiences are at the heart of this season's programme, with bold new adaptations of big-name classics like The Steamie and Cinderella joining returning favourites including Joan Clevillé's powerful reimagining of the Greek tragedy in Antigone, Interrupted and last year's sell-out sensation, Smile.
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 30, 2022
What did our critic think? LEMPICKA, the musical about artist Tamara de Lempicka is bold, dynamic, contemporary, and offers a compelling look at a unique artist as she learns about herself, art, and love. LEMPICKA is playing through July 24th at the La Jolla Playhouse. 
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 30, 2022
Thanks to the successful and continuing partnership of Studio Tenn and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Sam Harris returns to Nashville this Saturday night for an evening of Cabaret On Stage, the kick-off of the second season of such offerings on the stage of TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2022
Williamstown Theatre Festival announced today additional casting and creative team members for the 2022 Summer Season, the final two Fridays@3 readings, and fellowships.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022
In this 2022 Year of Chicago Dance, small dance companies offer hundreds of programs and performances across Chicago neighborhoods, providing opportunities for all ages and walks of life to learn, watch, and enjoy dance. The Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (The Foundation) provides support to 28 dance companies, helping small arts organizations to reach into every neighborhood and build on Chicago's legacy as a center of artistic excellence.
by Isaiah Werner - Jun 30, 2022
FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE STORY at UCO Broadway Tonight offers an incredibly fun and poignant look at the life, legacy, and music of Patti Page.
by Joe Sarafolean - Jun 29, 2022
What did our critic think of AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Orpheum Theatre?
by Jared Fessler - Jun 29, 2022
What did our critic think of AIN'T TOO PROUD at Orpheum? AIN'T TOO PROUD is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations' extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
by Greg Kerestan - Jun 29, 2022
What did our critic think? This 'good musical about a bad musical' is full of surprises, and none greater than the Saturday matinee.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022
Broadway veteran Kevin Ramsey has been hired as the new Director of the Theatre Division of The Hartt School at University of Hartford. He will begin this August. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022
Playhouse Square has announced the First National Tour of AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, the new Broadway smash hit musical, will play the KeyBank State Theatre July 12 – 31 as part of the 2021-22 KeyBank Broadway Series.
by BWW Staff - Jun 29, 2022
Tune in tonight for a special live concert from Liz Callaway, streaming live from 54 Below on BroadwayWorld Events. Following a sold-out run this March, Liz returns to Broadway’s Living Room with an encore engagement of her new show To Steve with Love, paying homage to the writer who changed the course of her life.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022
Part of the Plays in Process series, This is It will be staged at the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company. This is It is written and performed by Tamara Hickey, and Co-written and directed by Kate Kohler Amory.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022
The Tampa Repertory Theatre has announced a new season of three plays for 2022-2023, continuing its collaboration with local venues and artists.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
The sixth week of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2022 welcomes New Zealand-based company Black Grace to the Ted Shawn Theatre, from July 27-31.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
New Repertory Theatre will to present The GroovaLottos on Saturday, October 1 at 7:00pm and Sunday October 2 at 4:00pm.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the New Jersey Premiere of Dominique Morisseau's Mud Row July 14-31 in Kean University's Bauer Boucher Theatre Center.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
San Antonio's original Latinx film festival returns on July 6 through July 10 at the historic Guadalupe Theater with a large Texas filmmaker presence.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022
Sweet Talk Productions has announced the world premiere of Remembering the Future, an existential comedy by Peter Lefcourt. Produced by Racquel Lehrman, Theatre Planners, and directed by Terri Hanauer, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) two-time Emmy Award-winner Michael Corbett, Fatima El-Bashir (Nick Musleh's Love's Labours Lost), David Jahn (General Hospital), Andrew Neaves (The Upshaws on Netflix), and Tarina Pouncy (Fountain Theatre's Human Interest Story, Rogue Machine's Les Blancs).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022
Chester Literature Festival returns to Storyhouse this autumn and the first names taking part in this year's event have now been revealed. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
The Greek National Opera’s 2022-23 season curated by GNO Artistic Director Giorgos Koumendakis will feature ten new opera and ballet productions, one newly commissioned opera, five revivals of past productions, music concerts, major co-productions with some of the world’s foremost opera houses, collaborations with leading conductors and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
The Washington Chorus led by conductor and Artistic Director, Dr. Eugene Rogers has announced its 2022-2023 season. Featuring regional premieres and collaborations with regional arts organizations, the season kicks off on September 18th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
The Legacy Theatre, Branford's own regional, professional theatre on the shoreline, will provide ample opportunities to take a break from the heat and to enjoy exciting entertainment and riveting performances this July.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2022
Arts Advocates has announced a new art talk series that will take place in the Arts Advocates Gallery, The Crossings at Siesta Key mall, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.
by - Jun 27, 2022
Today's top stories include Sutton Foster missing performances of The Music Man due to testing positive for COVID-19. Audrey Cardwell and Kathy Voutko will cover the role of Marion Paroo while she is out. Plus, check out videos from West End LIVE, featuring Six, Heathers, Bonnie & Clyde, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
A brand new production of Masquerade – a play telling a powerful and emotional tale set in an iconic Liverpool gay club in the 1980s – is coming to the city’s Epstein Theatre this Autumn. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
In 1994 the world lost one of its most beloved musicians, grunge icon, Kurt Cobain. Part eulogy, part fantasy, part biography, 'Aberdeen,' is an in-the-round conversation between multi award-winning writer, comedian, musician and animator, Cassie Workman with Kurt that takes place across Washington State, including his hometown, of Aberdeen.
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022
Billy Porter brought ballroom and house music to the BET Awards with an epic performance on Sunday night. Watch the video from the broadcast which also featured performances by Brandy, Jack Harlow, Lizzo, Mariah Carey, Latto, and more.
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022
Recently named Label of the Year at the 2022 A2IM Librea Awards, Oh Boy will release pressings of two of John Prine’s albums: Aimless Love (1984)—Prine’s first full-length album, which was completely fan-funded and launched the label—will be released August 26, while the GRAMMY-nominated, German Afternoons (1986), will be available September 16.
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022
Grxwn Fxlks collaborated with an A-List of legendary engineers to evolve their sound. Grammy Award-Winners Neal Pogue (Tyler the Creator, Outkast), Derek “MixedbyAli” Ali (Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller), Mike Bozzi (J Cole, Nas), Elton “L10MixedIt” Cheung (Chance The Rapper, Kehlani) and several notable others.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
Stephen Byrd & Alia Jones-Harvey’s Front Row Productions Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, is now accepting applications for its 2022 Fellowship program.  The submission deadline is July 20.  
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022
United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, opens its door to the new season this year. The festival will run from October 3 until November 20 at Theatre Row in the heart of New York City theatre district. T
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022
From Academy Award®-winning director Francis Ford Coppola (1974 Best Director, The Godfather: Part II) comes the classic and chilling tale about the devastatingly seductive Transylvanian prince (Gary Oldman) who travels from Eastern Europe to 19th-century London in search of human love.
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022
Carol Burnett will play a character named “Marion.” In addition to Burnett, as previously announced, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, will appear reprising their Breaking Bad roles of “Walter White” and “Jesse Pinkman,” respectively, as the show draws to its conclusion.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022
New York Stage and Film begins its summer season in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, July 9 and will run for five weeks to Sunday, August 7 for in-person programming that will support more than 35 new stories for theater, film and television. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022
The Hershey Area Playhouse is teasing its hair and ready to rock with The Wedding Singer. This musical takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022
Sean Foley, the Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep announced two new comedies to start the New Year '23, including the world premiere of Spitting Image Live: Featuring the Liar King, as well as the completion of the Autumn '22 Season. 
by Grace Cutler - Jun 26, 2022
Time-Traveling Dark Comedy Time Biter Returns for Second Off-Broadway Run at Soho Playhouse
by Grace Cutler - Jun 26, 2022
Dancers over 40 presented a sold out one-night-only special event: A Toast to Harvey - Celebrating the Life and Career of Harvey Evans on Wednesday, June 22nd, 6 – 9PM at The Triad Theatre. The evening was hosted by Broadway legend, Lee Roy Reams and featured performances and remembrances by Jim Brochu, Anita Gillette, Kurt Peterson, Marianne Tatum, Penny Worth and Tony Yazbeck.
by Michael Dale - Jun 26, 2022
The Mint brings back another forgotten gem by Elizabeth Baker and Martha Clarke explores the Biblical playboy who tossed it all.
by Sarah Dussome - Jun 25, 2022
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed rap musical takes centre stage.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2022
Broadway Dallas and Broadway Across America (BAA) have announced that the 2023-2024 season lineup will include the return of HAMILTON and the North Texas premiere of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL. The only way to guarantee seats is to subscribe to the 2022-2023 Germania Insurance Broadway Series presented by Broadway Dallas, on sale now.
by Gil Kaan - Jul 2, 2022
Playwright Carolene Joy Cabrera King’s TOO MUCH SKIN will debut as part of SheLA’s annual Summer Theatre Festival July 15, 2022, at the Zephyr Theater.  Carolene depicts the story of Filipino siblings navigating assimilation and battling stereotypes via the world of cosplay and videos. Carolene took some time from her rehearsals to answer a few of my SKIN queries.
by Student Blogger: Emily Pugh - Jul 1, 2022
With the long days full of sunshine, the rising temperatures, and the extra time off for students, individuals, and families alike, it becomes clear that summer is here and so is the unique American holiday - the Fourth of July. I have listed the four quintessentially patriotic musicals to help get you ready for this coming weekend. Whether you stream these works in your free time or listen to the curated playlist below, these musicals are sure to put you in a patriotic mood.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2022
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) Commissioner Laurie Cumbo announced $3.6 million in new capital funding for the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.
by Team BWW - Jul 1, 2022
The Broadway Podcast Network will launch a new summer series of Broadway Gives Back hosted by Jan Svendsen. New episodes available now feature Hugh Jackman, Jonathan Groff, Broadway power couple Sergio Trujillo and Jack Noseworthy, TDF's Victoria Bailey, and producer Dori Berinstein with director Sammi Cannold.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2022
Producers Richard Bell, N'Kenge, Park Row Equity Partners, Tegan Summer, Sam Williams, Michael Loeb and Derow Enterprises, in association with Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, announce the presentation of “The Songs of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical,” selections from the upcoming production of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Trey Ellis and music and lyrics by Shelton L. Becton, directed by Tamara Tunie at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

The Life Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs in The Life and what's the order?
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Use What You Got
A Lovely Day to Be Out of Jail
Oh, Daddy
A Piece of the Action
The Oldest Profession
Don't Take Much
Hey, Daddy
Go Home
You Can't Get to Heaven
My Body
Why Don't They Leave Us Alone
Easy Money
He's No Good
I'm Leaving You
The Hookers' Ball
Step Right Up
Mr. Greed
My Way or the Highway
People Magazine
We Had a Dream
"Someday" Is for Suckers
My Friend
We Gotta Go
The Street
Getting Too Old
Working Girls
Reefer Man
Signifyin' Monkey
Lucky Me
Was That a Smile

What productions of The Life have their been?
The Life has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1997 and Broadway which opened in 1997.