We’re Gonna Die by experimental playwright Young Jean Lee isn’t really a play or a musical. It’s more akin to a cabaret act than anything else. There’s a band with a central performer who sings and tells stories about their life to the audience between the songs. And in fact, when the piece premiered in 2011, it was at Joe’s Pub and was performed by Lee’s band Future Wife with herself in the... Read more
We're Gonna Die
Second Stage Theater continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die, performed by Janelle McDermoth and directed and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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We're Gonna Die is a non-musical/non-play/non-concert that is not about dying. It's a celebration of the things we do, say, and sing to keep ourselves going as we hurtle toward the finish line. Through a series of stories and songs both hilarious and heartbreaking, We're Gonna Die offers proof positive that being alive is about more than just awaiting the inevitable.