ENCORES! OFF-CENTER Will Return to New York City Center in Summer 2014
New York City Center's 2013-14 season continues with a lineup of dance, theater and music, featuring Tony Award-winning actors, world-class dance, and world premiere theater.
The 21st season of City Center's Tony Award-winning Encores! series begins in February with Little Me starring Christian Borle and Rachel York, followed by The Most Happy Fella, starring Shuler Hensley, Laura Benanti and Cheyenne Jackson, and Irma La Douce. Flamenco Festival 2014 sweeps into City Center in March with works by flamenco stars Eva Yerbabuena, Antonio Canales, Carlos Rodríguez, Karime Amaya and Jesús Carmona, and The Ballets de Monte-Carlo returns to New York with the N.Y. premiere of Jean-Christophe Maillot's LAC (After Swan Lake).
Theater Productions also include four world premiere plays by Manhattan Theatre Club and works by The Women's Project Theater, the nation's oldest and largest company dedicated to producing and promoting theater created by women.
The Spring 2014 Season
Christian Borle and Rachel York will be joined by Robert Creighton, David Garrison, Harriet Harris, Judy Kaye, Lewis J. Stadlen, Lee Wilkof, and Tony Yazbeck in Little Me, the opening production of New York City Center's 2014 Encores! season, directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse.
Little Me, Neil Simon's first musical, is the story of the glamorous Belle Poitrine (Rachel York as young Belle, Judy Kaye as older Belle), a self-invented celebrity who has spent her life in pursuit of wealth, culture and social position. Tony Award-winner Christian Borle will play all six of Belle's oddball lovers, who range from an innocent college boy to an octogenarian lecher to the dying king of a tiny European country that doesn't seem to exist.
Based on the novel Little Me: The Intimate Memoirs of that Great Star of Stage, Screen and Television/Belle Poitrine, by PatRick Dennis, Little Me has a book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. The original production starred Sid Caesar as Belle's six love interests. It opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 17, 1962 and ran for 257 performances. Songs include "I've Got Your Number," "Real Live Girl" and "The Other Side of the Tracks." www.NYCityCenter.org
Tickets: Starting at $30