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Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)
BWW Review: Encores!'s BIG RIVER Matches Mark Twain's Humor With Roger Miller's MelodiesBWW Review: Encores!'s BIG RIVER Matches Mark Twain's Humor With Roger Miller's Melodies
by Michael Dale - February 12, 2017

One would assume that Mark Twain would have been amused that his 1884 novel condemning America's history of enslavement of Africans, 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' has occasionally been condemned itself as racist literature for its realistic use of a certain slur. (more...)
Photo Flash: Travel Down Muddy Water with a First Look at Encores! BIG RIVERPhoto Flash: Travel Down Muddy Water with a First Look at Encores! BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - February 9, 2017

First up in Encores! 2017 season is Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. Big River will star Nicholas Barasch, Patrice Covington, Andrew Cristi, Wayne Duvall, Mike Evariste, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, Katherine A. Guy, Megan Masako Haley, Adrianna Hicks, Zachary Infante, Gizel Jimenez, Andrew Kruep, John-Michael Lyles, Cass Morgan, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Tom Alan Robbins, Horace V. Rogers, Kyle Scatliffe, Christopher Sieber, and Lauren Worsham. (more...)
BWW TV: Mysteries Are Deep and Wide in Encores! BIG RIVER Featuring Nicholas Barasch, Kyle Scatliffe, and More!BWW TV: Mysteries Are Deep and Wide in Encores! BIG RIVER Featuring Nicholas Barasch, Kyle Scatliffe, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 8, 2017

First up in Encores! 2017 season is Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. (more...)
BWW TV: Climb Aboard with Nicholas Barasch, Kyle Scatliffe & the Cast of Encores! BIG RIVERBWW TV: Climb Aboard with Nicholas Barasch, Kyle Scatliffe & the Cast of Encores! BIG RIVER
by TV - Press Previews - January 31, 2017

First up in Encores! 2017 season is Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. Big River will star Nicholas Barasch, Patrice Covington, Andrew Cristi, Wayne Duvall, Mike Evariste, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, Katherine A. Guy, Megan Masako Haley, Adrianna Hicks, Zachary Infante, Gizel Jimenez, Andrew Kruep, John-Michael Lyles, Cass Morgan, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Tom Alan Robbins, Horace V. Rogers, Kyle Scatliffe, Christopher Sieber, and Lauren Worsham.  (more...)
Lauren Worsham and Cast of BIG RIVER to Perform at 'Encores! Unscripted' EventLauren Worsham and Cast of BIG RIVER to Perform at 'Encores! Unscripted' Event
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel hosts a conversation with Rob Berman, musical supervisor for Bright Star and Encores! Music Director, and Carmel Dean, musical supervisor on Green Day's American Idiot and Hands on a Hardbody, written by the frontman of Phish. The Encores! Unscripted evening will feature a performance by Lauren Worsham from the cast of Encores! BIG RIVER. (more...)
Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording StudioEncores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)
BWW Review: Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Stresses The Importance of Being EarnestBWW Review: Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Stresses The Importance of Being Earnest
by Michael Dale - July 30, 2016

The 1979 Off-Broadway musical was the first collaboration from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATERBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 27, 2016

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The first musical written by the blockbuster team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Off-Center production will star Skylar Astin, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Santino Fontana, Clark Johnson, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kevin Ligon, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O'Malley, and Kate Wetherhead. Check out a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)
BWW TV: Next Up at Encores! Off-Center... Preview Menken & Ashman's First Musical, GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATERBWW TV: Next Up at Encores! Off-Center... Preview Menken & Ashman's First Musical, GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 20, 2016

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The first musical written by the blockbuster team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Off-Center production will star Skylar Astin, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Santino Fontana, Clark Johnson, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Eddie Korbich, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O'Malley, and Kate Wetherhead. (more...)
Photo Flash: Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS Hosts Closing Night PartyPhoto Flash: Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS Hosts Closing Night Party
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2016

New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center series kicked off the 2016 season with Runaways, beginning July 6th. With Book, Lyrics, and Music by Elizabeth Swados, choreography by Ani Taj, music direction by Chris Fenwick and directed by Sam Pinkleton, Runaways played its final performance on July 9th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the closing night festivities below! (more...)
BWW Review: Elizabeth Swados' RUNAWAYS, The Anti-ANNIEBWW Review: Elizabeth Swados' RUNAWAYS, The Anti-ANNIE
by Michael Dale - July 8, 2016

Encores! Off-Center brings back a 1978 musical inspired by interviews with runaway children. (more...)
Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYSReview Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS
by Review Roundups - July 8, 2016

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at the Kids of Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS!Photo Flash: First Look at the Kids of Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS!
by BWW News Desk - July 7, 2016

New Your City Center's Encores! Off-Center series is back and better than ever! The series will kick off the 2016 season with Runaways through July 9th. RUNAWAYS is set in 1977 when Liz Swados spent several months observing and interviewing childRunaways before shaping their stories, fears, and fantasies into a musical. A deeply unconventional work in its day, Runaways feels like the funkiest, most heartbreaking mixtape ever to come out of a 1970s boom box, packed with reggae anthems, hip-hop, soul-food lullabies, and spoken-word poetry. The Encores! Off-Center production will honor a theater visionary who was ferocious, inspiring, and left us far too soon. (more...)
BWW TV: RUNAWAYS Takes Over the NY City Center Stage for Encores! Off-Center- Watch Highlights!BWW TV: RUNAWAYS Takes Over the NY City Center Stage for Encores! Off-Center- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 6, 2016

New Your City Center's Encores! Off-Center series is back and better than ever! The series will kick off the 2016 season with Runaways from July 6-9th. RUNAWAYS is set in 1977 when Liz Swados spent several months observing and interviewing child Runaways before shaping their stories, fears, and fantasies into a musical. A deeply unconventional work in its day, Runaways feels like the funkiest, most heartbreaking mixtape ever to come out of a 1970s boom box, packed with reggae anthems, hip-hop, soul-food lullabies, and spoken-word poetry. The Encores! Off-Center production will honor a theater visionary who was ferocious, inspiring, and left us far too soon. (more...)
James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kate Wetherhead & More Join Cast of Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATERJames Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kate Wetherhead & More Join Cast of Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2016

New York City Center today announced casting for the Encores! Off-Center production of Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The first musical written by the blockbuster team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Off-Center productionwill star Skylar Astin, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Santino Fontana, Clark Johnson, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Eddie Korbich, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O'Malley, and Kate Wetherhead. (more...)
Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron & More Set for Encores! Off-Center's Lobby ProjectJeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron & More Set for Encores! Off-Center's Lobby Project
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2016

The Lobby Project, a series of free pre-show events presented in conjunction with New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center season, will take place July 6-9 & 27-30. These events provide an insightful exploration of the topics and themes presented in the season's musicals through performances, conversations with artists and experts, workshops, and a Menken Mixtape contest in which the winners will perform their Alan Menken remixes for Menken himself. The Lobby Project events take place in City Center's Grand Tier lobby one hour before curtain and are free for that evening's ticket holders. (more...)
BWW Interview: Keith Carradine on the New Encores! Cast Album of PAINT YOUR WAGONBWW Interview: Keith Carradine on the New Encores! Cast Album of PAINT YOUR WAGON
by Adrienne Onofri - June 3, 2016

The cast album from City Center's 'Paint Your Wagon', starring Carradine, has just come out. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Meet the Diverse 'Wolfpack' of Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS - MJ Rodriguez, Sophia Anne Caruso & More!STAGE TUBE: Meet the Diverse 'Wolfpack' of Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS - MJ Rodriguez, Sophia Anne Caruso & More!
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

New York City Center today announced the cast of the Encores! Off-Center production of Runaways, Elizabeth Swados' landmark musical about the stories, fears, and fantasies of runaway children. Cast largely from an open call attended by over 300 teenagers of 'all ethnicities, body types, gender identification, and ability levels,' the 'wolfpack' of 25, as director Sam Pinkleton affectionately calls them, embody the ferocious kinetic energy of today's New York-just as the original cast reflected the New York of 1978. (more...)
Photo Coverage: DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Wraps Up Run at Encores!Photo Coverage: DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Wraps Up Run at Encores!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 16, 2016

The Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, just conluded its seven performance run over the weekend. It starred Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, Sarah Hunt, Zachary Infante, Cass Morgan, Richard Poe, Michael Rosen, Sarah Stiles, and Richard Troxell. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY:  The Stephen Sondheim DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Lyric Richard Rodgers RejectedFLASH FRIDAY: The Stephen Sondheim DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Lyric Richard Rodgers Rejected
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

A lyric that audiences are enjoying so much at this weekend's Encores! concert is not the one that was originally heard on Broadway. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ?Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, stars Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, Sarah Hunt, Zachary Infante,Cass Morgan, Richard Poe, Michael Rosen, Sarah Stiles, and Richard Troxell. (more...)
Review Roundup: DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Opens at Encores!Review Roundup: DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Opens at Encores!
by Review Roundups - May 12, 2016

DO I HEAR A WALTZ? will run for seven performances at City Center, now through May 15. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ? with Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ? with Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

The Encores! production of DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, stars Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, Sarah Hunt, Zachary Infante, Cass Morgan, Richard Poe, Michael Rosen, Sarah Stiles, and Richard Troxell. (more...)
Encores! PAINT YOUR WAGON Cast Recording Gets 5/27 ReleaseEncores! PAINT YOUR WAGON Cast Recording Gets 5/27 Release
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Masterworks Broadway will release the New York City Center Encores! cast recording of Lerner & Loewe's Paint Your Wagon starring Keith Carradine, Justin Guarini and Alexandra Socha, on May 27, 2016. Filled with gorgeous standards such as "They Call the Wind Maria," "I Talk to the Trees," and "Wand'rin' Star," Paint Your Wagon is Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's sweepingly ambitious and surprisingly realistic take on freedom, family, and racism in the Gold Rush-happy America of 1853. (more...)

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