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Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!

The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella concluded its limited run last night, April 6. Starring Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann, The Most Happy Fella was directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman.

BroadwayWorld was there for the closing night party and you can check out photo coverage below!

The Most Happy Fella, Frank Loesser's most ambitious and romantic musical, tells the heart-stopping story of a love triangle between an aging Napa Valley farmer (Shuler Hensley), a young waitress (Laura Benanti) and a handsome, restless ranch hand (Cheyenne Jackson). It is based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard, with a book, music and lyrics by Loesser. The score displays an astonishing range -ardent operatic numbers stand side by side with Broadway show-stoppers - and includes "Somebody Somewhere," "My Heart Is So Full of You," "Big D" and "Standing on the Corner." It opened at the Imperial Theatre on May 3, 1956 and ran for 676 performances.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
The Cast of The Most Happy Fella

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
The Cast of The Most Happy Fella

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jay Armstrong Johnson and Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Zachary James, Jessica Molaskey and Cheyenne Jackson

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Zachary James, Jessica Molaskey, Cheyenne Jackson and Shuler Hensley

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Zachary James, Jessica Molaskey, Cheyenne Jackson and Shuler Hensley

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jessica Molaskey, Cheyenne Jackson, Shuler Hensley, Laura Benanti, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Heidi Blickenstaff and Brian Cali

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jessica Molaskey, Cheyenne Jackson, Shuler Hensley, Laura Benanti, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Heidi Blickenstaff and Brian Cali

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
The Cast of The Most Happy Fella thanking the orchestra

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jessica Molaskey, Cheyenne Jackson, Shuler Hensley, Laura Benanti and Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Cheyenne Jackson and Shuler Hensley

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Tanya Birl, Sam Strassfeld, Leah Horowitzz, Daniel Schwait, Shina Ann Morris and Callie Carter with Director and Choreographer Casey Nicholaw

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Casey Nicholaw

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Casey Nicholaw

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Heidi Blickenstaff and Jo Sullivan Loesser

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jay Armstrong Johnson and Heidi Blickestaff

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jo Sullivan Loesser

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jay Armstrong Johnson and Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jay Armstrong Johnson and Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Shuler Hensley

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Shuler Hensley

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jo Sullivan Loesser congratulates Shuler Hensley and Jessica Molaskey

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jo Sullivan Loesser, Shuler Hensley and Jessica Molaskey

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jo Sullivan Loesser, Shuler Hensley and Jessica Molaskey

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jessica Molaskey

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jessica Molaskey

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Jessica Molaskey and her daughter

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Bradley Dean and Brian Cali

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Casey Nicholaw and Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Ken Billington (Lighting Designer) and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Heidi Blickenstaff and Nicholas Rohlfing

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Rob Berman (Musical Director) and Shuler Hensley

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!
Christian Borle and Laura Benanti

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