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BWW TV: Watch Highlights of LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More in Encores! CABIN IN THE SKYBWW TV: Watch Highlights of LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More in Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. The 1940 musical is directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below! (more...)
Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins TonightEncores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY:  Remembering Howard Ashman and GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATERFLASH FRIDAY: Remembering Howard Ashman and GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by Michael Dale - February 5, 2016

The first musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman was an adventurous sign of things to come. (more...)
Skyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic DirectorSkyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - February 5, 2016

The 2016 season will be Tesori's fourth and final season leading Encores! Off-Center. (more...)
BWW TV: Unfamiliar with Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY? LaChanze, Michael Potts & Carly Hughes Give Sneak Peek!BWW TV: Unfamiliar with Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY? LaChanze, Michael Potts & Carly Hughes Give Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 2, 2016

The 2016 season of New York City Center's Tony-honored Encores! will open with Cabin in the Sky on February 10-14, 2016, with an all-star cast, including: Harvy Blanks, Chuck Cooper,Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, Jonathan Kirkland, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon,Michael Potts and J.D. Webster. The company just gave us a special sneak peek and BroadwayWorld was there for the big day. Check out interviews with the company and a performance preview below! (more...)
BWW TV: LaChanze, Michael Potts & Carly Hughes Sing from Encores! CABIN IN THE SKYBWW TV: LaChanze, Michael Potts & Carly Hughes Sing from Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 2, 2016

The 2016 season of New York City Center's Tony-honored Encores! will open with Cabin in the Sky on February 10-14, 2016, with an all-star cast, including: Harvy Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, Jonathan Kirkland, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, Michael Potts and J.D. Webster. The company just gave us a special sneak peek and you can check out performances from LaChanze, Potts and Hughes below! (more...)
PHOTO FLASHBACK: White House Historical Association Posts Pics of 1776 Cast Performing For President NixonPHOTO FLASHBACK: White House Historical Association Posts Pics of 1776 Cast Performing For President Nixon
by Michael Dale - January 21, 2016

In 1970, the Broadway company of 1776 played a special performance at The White House. (more...)
Days After Her Passing, City Center Adds Elizabeth Swados' RUNAWAYS to 2016 Encores! Off-Center SeasonDays After Her Passing, City Center Adds Elizabeth Swados' RUNAWAYS to 2016 Encores! Off-Center Season
by Tyler Peterson - January 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director and Tony winner Jeanine Tesori has today added Elizabeth Swados' 1978 musical Runaways to the 2016 Encores! Off-Center season. The news comes just days after Swados passed away. (more...)
The Greene Space to Live-Stream Encores! Unscripted Event with Sheldon Harnick, Jeanine Tesori and MoreThe Greene Space to Live-Stream Encores! Unscripted Event with Sheldon Harnick, Jeanine Tesori and More
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2015

Watch it live! New York City Center and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC will live-stream the upcoming City Center Encores! Unscripted event on Monday, December 14 at 7pm at thegreespace.org. (more...)
VIDEO FLASHBACK: Ethel Waters Introduces 'Taking A Chance On Love' In CABIN IN THE SKYVIDEO FLASHBACK: Ethel Waters Introduces 'Taking A Chance On Love' In CABIN IN THE SKY
by Michael Dale - December 7, 2015

The landmark musical with a score by Vernon Duke and John Latouche is the next offering from City Center's Encores! (more...)
Breaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams SetBreaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams Set
by BWW News Desk - December 7, 2015

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced the creative teams for New York City Center's 2016 Encores! season. J. Bernard Calloway, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster will star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz?filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances at City Center from February 10-14. The 1940 musical will be directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago?Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. (more...)
STEVE Director Cynthia Nixon Reveals Her Pick For City Center Encores!STEVE Director Cynthia Nixon Reveals Her Pick For City Center Encores!
by Michael Dale - November 19, 2015

The Broadway and television star reveals her selection if she got to choose a musical for the long-running concert series. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Megan Hilty & Andy Karl Do What Comes Natur'lly in Encores! ANNIE GET YOUR GUNSTAGE TUBE: Watch Megan Hilty & Andy Karl Do What Comes Natur'lly in Encores! ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Stage Tube - October 28, 2015

New York City Center presents Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: IN CONCERT starring Megan Hilty, who three years after starring in the Encores! production of GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, returns to City Center as Annie Oakley. Hilty is joined by a Tony-honored cast including Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye,Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines. Check out a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: They Say It's Wonderful- First Look at Megan Hilty & More in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN!Photo Flash: They Say It's Wonderful- First Look at Megan Hilty & More in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN!
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2015

New York City Center presents Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: IN CONCERT starring Megan Hilty, who three years after starring in the Encores! production of GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, returns to City Center as Annie Oakley. Hilty is joined by a Tony-honored cast including Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye,Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)
Megan Hilty Stars in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Tonight in Concert at Encores!Megan Hilty Stars in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Tonight in Concert at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2015

New York City Center presents Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: IN CONCERT starring Megan Hilty tonight, October 27, and tomorrow, October 28, at 7:30pm. Tonight's performance is part of City Center's annual Gala. (more...)
Photo Flash: Megan Hilty & Andy Karl Prepare to Bring ANNIE GET YOUR GUN to New York City Center!Photo Flash: Megan Hilty & Andy Karl Prepare to Bring ANNIE GET YOUR GUN to New York City Center!
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2015

Three years after starring in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Megan Hilty returns to City Center as Annie Oakley in this concert staging of Irving Berlin's classic 1946 musical on October 27 and 28. Hilty will be joined by a Tony-honored cast including Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Marshall Factora, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines. Check out a first look inside rehearsal below! (more...)
Breaking News: Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines Join Megan Hilty in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN; Second Performance Added!Breaking News: Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines Join Megan Hilty in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN; Second Performance Added!
by BWW News Desk - October 5, 2015

New York City Center adds second performance of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert starring Megan Hilty on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30pm. The previously announced performance on October 27 is part of City Center's annual Gala. Three years after starring in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Megan Hilty returns to City Center as Annie Oakley in this concert staging of Irving Berlin's classic 1946 musical. Hilty will be joined by a Tony-honored cast including Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines. (more...)
Encores! Takes Inspiration from Broadway's HAMILTON, Seeks 'Multi-Ethnic' Cast for 1776Encores! Takes Inspiration from Broadway's HAMILTON, Seeks 'Multi-Ethnic' Cast for 1776
by Jessica Khan - September 22, 2015

Encores! is taking some forward-thinking inspiration from Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON for its upcoming production of the Tony-winning musical 1776. (more...)
First Listen! Encores! LADY, BE GOOD! Recording, Featuring Tommy Tune & More, Out This WeekFirst Listen! Encores! LADY, BE GOOD! Recording, Featuring Tommy Tune & More, Out This Week
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2015

This year's New York City Center Encores! production of LADY, BE GOOD!, featuring Tommy Tune and more, is getting a cast recording, and BroadwayWorld has a first listen below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: 'Suddenly, Seymour!' Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal Perform LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Duet at ENCORES!STAGE TUBE: 'Suddenly, Seymour!' Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal Perform LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Duet at ENCORES!
by Stage Tube - August 30, 2015

Suddenly, footage! BroadwayWorld has procured part of a recording from this summer's ENCORES! production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Below, watch stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene sing the sweet duet, 'Suddenly, Seymour.' (more...)
BWW Feature: Top Three Musical Roles Jake Gyllenhaal Should Play on Broadway- BWW Readers Weigh In!BWW Feature: Top Three Musical Roles Jake Gyllenhaal Should Play on Broadway- BWW Readers Weigh In!
by Sally Henry - August 27, 2015

Though most of us think of Gyllenhaal as the kid from the 1999 film OCTOBER SKY who grew up to receive an Oscar nomination for BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and has of late sported a rockin' beard, many people may not know that he has also graced both the London and Broadway stages. With these credits under his belt, might a Broadway musical be Gyllenhaal's next venture? (more...)
BWW Reviews:  Sutton Foster Raises The Roof in Lippa's Revised THE WILD PARTYBWW Reviews: Sutton Foster Raises The Roof in Lippa's Revised THE WILD PARTY
by Michael Dale - July 16, 2015

Andrew Lippa's substantially revised version of his adaptation of Joseph Moncure March's Jazz Age narrative poem features an outstanding cast. (more...)
Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYReview Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by Review Roundups - July 16, 2015

Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, THE WILD PARTY opened last night, July 15, at New York City Center. FUN HOME Tony winner Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)
Photo Coverage: A Wild, Wild After Party- THE WILD PARTY Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: A Wild, Wild After Party- THE WILD PARTY Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - July 16, 2015

Led by Tony winner Sutton Foster, Encores! Off-Center's presentation of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party also features Steven Pasquale (who made his New York stage debut and understudied the role of Burrs in the MTC production of The Wild Party), Ryan Andes, Brandon Victor Dixon, Foster's YOUNGER co-star Miriam Shor, Joaquina Kalukango and Talene Monahon, along with Renee Albulario, Penelope Armstead-Williams, James Brown III, Rachel DeBenedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita R. Miller, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock, Britton Smith, Ryan Steele and Samantha Sturm. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Queenie and Company Take Opening Night Bows at Encores! THE WILD PARTYPhoto Coverage: Queenie and Company Take Opening Night Bows at Encores! THE WILD PARTY
by Walter McBride - July 16, 2015

Led by Tony winner Sutton Foster, Encores! Off-Center's presentation of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party also features Steven Pasquale (who made his New York stage debut and understudied the role of Burrs in the MTC production of The Wild Party), Ryan Andes, Brandon Victor Dixon, Foster's YOUNGER co-star Miriam Shor, Joaquina Kalukango and Talene Monahon, along with Renee Albulario, Penelope Armstead-Williams, James Brown III, Rachel DeBenedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita R. Miller, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock, Britton Smith, Ryan Steele and Samantha Sturm. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night bows below! (more...)

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