We saw this show, “The Life”, about 12 years ago on Broadway and I still think it’s one of the best shows I ever saw. I can’t believe “Titanic” -one of the worst shows I ever saw- won the Tony that year instead of this great little show. All I can think is people didn’t want to embrace a show about hookers and pimps.
In any event, I think it is one of Cy Coleman’s best shows. He also wrote two other shows I really like, “Sweet Charity” and “Seesaw”. This show had a great cast, great direction and great choreography. At least Lillias White won her Tony for this show. Unfortunately, I can’t find a clip of her show stopping number.
Here are a couple of other clips from various sources:
Sam Harris on Today. Sadly, he was not in it when we saw it, but his replacement was great.