The Life

Musical - Original

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 8, 1997
  • Opening Date: April 26, 1997
  • Closing Date: June 7, 1998
  • Previews: 21
  • Performances: 466

Book: Cy Coleman, Ira Gasman, David Newman

Music: Cy Coleman

Lyrics: Ira Gasman

Synopsis

Cy Coleman, Ira Gasman and David Newman musicalize the lives of 1980s Times Square prostitutes, including Queen, who is hoping to escape; the cynical Sonia; and their menacing pimp, Memphis.

 

Opening Night Production Credits

  David Newman Book
  Ira Gasman Book
Cy Coleman Cy Coleman Book
Cy Coleman Cy Coleman Music
  Ira Gasman Lyrics
Michael Blakemore Michael Blakemore Director
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1996 - 1997

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Pamela Isaacs Nominee
1997 Outstanding Costume Design Martin Pakledinaz Nominee
1997 Outstanding Director of a Musical Michael Blakemore Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Sam Harris Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Lillias White Winner
1997 Outstanding Lighting Design Richard Pilbrow Nominee
1997 Outstanding Music Cy Coleman Winner
1997 Outstanding New Musical   Winner
1997 Outstanding Orchestrations Harold Wheeler Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Winner
1997 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Best Musical Cy Coleman
Ira Gasman
David Newman
Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Sam Harris Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Pamela Isaacs Nominee
1997 Outstanding Choreography Joey McKneely Nominee
1997 Outstanding Director of a Musical Michael Blakemore Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Kevin Ramsey Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Chuck Cooper Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Lillias White Winner
1997 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Actress in a Musical Pamela Isaacs Nominee
1997 Book of a Musical David Newman
Ira Gasman
Cy Coleman
Nominee
1997 Choreography Joey McKneely Nominee
1997 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Martin Pakledinaz Nominee
1997 Direction of a Musical Michael Blakemore Nominee
1997 Featured Actor in a Musical Sam Harris Nominee
1997 Featured Actor in a Musical Chuck Cooper Winner
1997 Featured Actress in a Musical Lillias White Winner
1997 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Richard Pilbrow Nominee
1997 Musical   Nominee
1997 Orchestrations Don Sebesky
Harold Wheeler
Nominee
1997 Original Score Cy Coleman
Ira Gasman
Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jun. 7, 1998 1 $244,328
$592,224
$64,399 $43.41
$75.00
5629
1076
8
0
65.39% 16.96%
May 31, 1998 52 $179,929
$592,224
-$67,332 $43.16
$75.00
4169
1076
8
0
48.43% -16.68%
May 24, 1998 51 $247,261
$592,224
$27,995 $44.11
$75.00
5605
1076
8
0
65.11% 7.85%
May 17, 1998 50 $219,266
$592,224
- $44.48
$75.00
4929
1076
8
0
57.26% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $890,784
$2,368,896
  $43.79 20332
34432
32
0
59.05 %  
Cumulative
  $18,961,995
$31,387,872
  $48.82
$75.00
384256
524012
466
21
73.33 %  
 
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