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BWW Review: Encores! Modern Dress, Diversely Cast 1776 Strikes Contemporary ChordsBWW Review: Encores! Modern Dress, Diversely Cast 1776 Strikes Contemporary Chords
by Michael Dale - March 31, 2016

Santino Fontana's smart and empathetic performance highlights the production of one of Broadway's best-written musicals. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at the Fight for Independence in Encores! 1776Photo Flash: First Look at the Fight for Independence in Encores! 1776
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2016

Up next in the Encores! season is 1776, the classic Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation. A unique show that presents John Adams (Santino Fontana), Thomas Jefferson (John Behlmann), andBenjamin Franklin (John Larroquette) in all their fractious, fascinating complexity, 1776 features such beloved songs as 'Sit Down, John,' 'Cool, Cool, Considerate Men,' and 'He Plays the Violin.' (more...)
BWW TV: It's Hi-Diddle Diddle with the Cast of Encores! 1776- Watch Performance Highlights!BWW TV: It's Hi-Diddle Diddle with the Cast of Encores! 1776- Watch Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld brings you performance highlights below! (more...)
BWW TV: Meet the Founding Fathers and Find Out What Encores! 1776 is All About!BWW TV: Meet the Founding Fathers and Find Out What Encores! 1776 is All About!
by TV - Press Previews - March 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld was in the rehearsal room with the cast today, where they treated us to a sneak peek of 'Till Then' (performed by Santino Fontana and Christiane Noll) and 'Sit Down, John'. Check out the numbers and meet the cast and creative team below! (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Santino Fontana and the Star-Studded Company of 1776 Get Revolutionary in the Rehearsal Room!BWW TV: Watch Santino Fontana and the Star-Studded Company of 1776 Get Revolutionary in the Rehearsal Room!
by TV - Press Previews - March 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld was in the rehearsal room with the cast today, where they treated us to a sneak peek of 'Till Then' (performed by Santino Fontana and Christiane Noll) and 'Sit Down, John'. (more...)
BWW Interview: Cue the Violin- Nikki Renee Daniels Is Traveling Back to 1776!BWW Interview: Cue the Violin- Nikki Renee Daniels Is Traveling Back to 1776!
by Nicole Rosky - March 19, 2016

Playing the radiant Martha Jefferson will be Nikki Renne Daniels, whose extensive Broadway credits include THE BOOK OF MORMON, PORGY AND BESS, ANYTHING GOES, and LES MISERABLES. Rehearsals for the production have only just begun and Nikki checked in with BroadwayWorld earlier this week to tell us all about her preparations. Check out the full interview below! (more...)
William Daniels and Lin-Manuel Miranda Riff on '1776' and HAMILTONWilliam Daniels and Lin-Manuel Miranda Riff on '1776' and HAMILTON
by Jessica Khan - March 16, 2016

In light of the upcoming Encores! revival of Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's Tony-winning musical 1776, New York City Center brought together original 1776 star William Daniels and Broadway's current most popular Founding Father, HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda, to talk about the over-arching themes and inspirations in both shows. (more...)
Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields,John Larroquette & More Will Lead Starry Cast of Encores! 1776Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields,John Larroquette & More Will Lead Starry Cast of Encores! 1776
by BWW News Desk - February 29, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of 1776, the classic Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation. 1776 will star Terence Archie, John Behlmann, Larry Bull, Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields, Macintyre Dixon, Santino Fontana, Alexander Gemignani, John Hickok, John Hillner, John Larroquette, Kevin Ligon, John-Michael Lyles, Laird Mackintosh, Michael McCormick, Michael Medeiros, Christiane Noll, Bryce Pinkham, Wayne Pretlow, Tom Alan Robbins, Robert Sella, Ric Stoneback, Jubilant Sykes, Vishal Vaidya, Nicholas Ward, and Jacob Keith Watson.  (more...)
Photo Coverage: Encores! A NEW BRAIN Cast Reunites for Album Listening PartyPhoto Coverage: Encores! A NEW BRAIN Cast Reunites for Album Listening Party
by Walter McBride - February 18, 2016

Over the summer, Jonathan Groff led the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A NEW BRAIN, and fans who didn't make it to the show need not worry any longer. The production's two-disc cast recording (featuring the entire 95-minute show) from PS Classics is now available. Order your copy today at www.psclassics.com/cd_anewbrain.html. The production also starred Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb. The company just reunited for a listening party and you can check out photos from the special night below! (more...)
BWW Review: LaChanze Heavenly in Encores!'s Terrific CABIN IN THE SKYBWW Review: LaChanze Heavenly in Encores!'s Terrific CABIN IN THE SKY
by Michael Dale - February 12, 2016

The 1940 musical will most likely never be fully revived, but the Encores! concert mounting features a wonderful cast and sweet Vernon Duke music. (more...)
Review Roundup: Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY Opens at City CenterReview Roundup: Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY Opens at City Center
by Review Roundups - February 11, 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, now through February 14. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)
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...)

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