The Gay Life: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Gay Life tells the story of Anatol, a playboy who decides to forsake his bachelor ways to pursue marriage with Liesl, the sister of his best friend Max. However, Liesl, harboring a longtime crush on Anatol, makes him swear to fidelity before accepting his proposal. The Gay Life touches on themes of love, trust, and the unpredictability of fate, capturing the essence of a bygone era.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1961)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Romantic Drama

Setting: 1900s / Vienna

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz

Book: Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1961)➝


Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1960s, Classical, OperettaRom-Dram

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