Watch a Sneak Peek of the Billy Porter-Helmed The Life | Playbill

Video Watch a Sneak Peek of the Billy Porter-Helmed The Life

The City Center Encores! production begins performances March 16.

The New York City Center Encores! 2022 season continues March 16-20 with The Life directed by Tony and Emmy winner Billy Porter. The cast features Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. 

Watch the video above for a sneak peek of the new production of the Tony-nominated musical.

Rounding out the cast are Joe Beauregard, Angela Brydon, Tyler Eisenreich, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Semhar Ghebremichael, Albert Guerzon, Jeff Gorti, Heather Lang, Nathan Lucrezio, Tiffany Mann, LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, Devin L. Roberts, MiMi Scardulla, and Tanairi Vazquez.

The Life opened on Broadway in 1997 and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It tells the story of Queen and her fellow sex workers, who strive for a better life against oppressive forces in post-disco Times Square.

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