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Photos: Encores! Stairway to Paradise in Rehearsals

Stairway to Paradise, an original Encores! production celebrating the great Broadway revue, starring Kristin Chenoweth, Kevin Chamberlin, Christopher Fitzgerald, Capathia Jenkins and Ruthie Henshall, runs from May 10 - 14 at New York City Center. Directed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks, Stairway to Paradise has music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Warren Carlyle. It will play for six performances, from May 10 - 14. Monday, May 14 is a special gala benefit performance for New York City Center.

In addition to Tony Award-winner Chenoweth (Wicked, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Chamberlin (Chicago, Seussical), Fitzgerald(Gutenberg! The Musical!, Wicked), Jenkins (Fame Becomes Me, Caroline, or Change) and Henshall (Putting It Together, West End Chicago), the cast includes Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan), Michael Gruber (Kiss Me, Kate), Shonn Wiley (Dracula), J. MarkMcVey (Les Miserables), Holly Cruikshank (Movin' Out), and KendRick Jones.

Stairway to Paradise, the first-ever specially created Encores! production, will be a celebration of the very best material from a half century of Broadway revues, and will include numbers and sketches from such classic Broadway shows as The Band Wagon, As Thousands Cheer, Pins and Needles, Call Me Mister, The Garrick Gaieties, New Faces of 1952 and other legendary musicals and revues of the era. Such classic songs as "Manhattan," "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?," "This is the Army Mr. Jones," "Suppertime" and "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" will be featured.

Visit www.citycenter.org for tickets and more information.

Photos by Joan Marcus


Ruthie Henshall, Kevin Chamberlin, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Fitzgerald and Capathia Jenkins


Ruthie Henshall, Kristin Chenoweth and Capathia Jenkins


(Clockwise from right) Kevin Chamberlin, Capathia Jenkins, Christopher Fitzgerald, Kristin Chenoweth and Ruthie Henshall


Kevin Chamberlin and Christopher Fitzgerald


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