City lights LD Richard Pilbrow brings back the seedy side of 42nd Street in "The Life"

Ironically, "The Life" has arrived on Broadway just as the neighborhood it evokes has been revitalized. The XXX-rated movies and practitioners of the world's oldest profession have been moved out as 42nd Street has been cleaned up. "It's a wonderful irony," says LD Richard Pilbrow, who collaborated with set designer Robin Wagner and director Michael Blakemore to bring back the seamy world of pimps and prostitutes. "We opened just three weeks before the reopening of the New Amsterdam Theatre,

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