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The Encores! Orchestra

 
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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Orchestra
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Orchestra
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Musical Director

Photos

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and The Encores! Orchestra
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and The Encores! Orchestra

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Date:
10/26/2011

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Orchestra

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Orchestra

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Musical Director






The Encores! Orchestra News

New York City Center Announces Departure of Music Director Rob Berman Photo New York City Center Announces Departure of Music Director Rob Berman
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler announced today that Encores! Music Director Rob Berman will step down following the 2022 Encores! season at New  York City Center. 

Review Roundup: THE TAP DANCE KID at City Center Encores! Photo Review Roundup: THE TAP DANCE KID at City Center Encores!
by Review Roundups - Feb 3, 2022

New York City Center just kicked off the 2022 Encores! Season with The Tap Dance Kid, featuring music by Henry Krieger, lyrics by Robert Lorick, and a book by Charles Blackwell. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun), the production also includes new tap sequences by choreographer Jared Grimes (After Midnight) and a concert adaptation by Lydia Diamond (Stick Fly). Broadway's Joseph Joubert (Caroline or Change) will guest music direct The Tap Dance Kid.

VIDEO: Yvette Carson Sings 'It's A Woman's Prerogative' From ST. LOUIS WOMAN in New # Photo VIDEO: Yvette Carson Sings 'It's A Woman's Prerogative' From ST. LOUIS WOMAN in New #EncoresArchives
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2020

New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions.

Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! 2020 Season Opener- MACK & MABEL! Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! 2020 Season Opener- MACK & MABEL!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 2020

Performances are underway for the New York City Center Encores! first show of the 2020 season- Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! MACK & MABEL Photo BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! MACK & MABEL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 19, 2020

Performances begin tonight for the New York City Center Encores! first show of the 2020 season- Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for Encores! MACK & MABEL Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for Encores! MACK & MABEL
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 14, 2020

Rehearsals are officially underway for the New York City Center Encores! first show of the 2020 season- Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

BWW TV: Watch Douglas Sills, Alexandra Socha & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! MACK  Photo BWW TV: Watch Douglas Sills, Alexandra Socha & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! MACK & MABEL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 12, 2020

Kicking off the New York City Center Encores! season is Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

VIDEO: Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha Prep for MACK & MABEL at City Center Photo VIDEO: Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha Prep for MACK & MABEL at City Center
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2020

Check out Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha, along with Rob Berman on the piano, preview 'I Won't Send Roses' from the Encores! production of Mack & Mabel.

John Edwards, Sara Jean Ford and More Join Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell in En Photo John Edwards, Sara Jean Ford and More Join Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell in Encores! LOVE LIFE; Complete Cast Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2020

New York City Center today announced complete casting for the Encores! production of Love Life. Joining previously announced cast members Kate Baldwin (Susan Cooper) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Sam Cooper) are John Edwards (Hobo), Sara Jean Ford (Miss Ideal Man), Isabella Houston (Elizabeth Cooper), Owen Tabaka (Johnny Cooper), and Clarke Thorell (Bill/Mr. Cynic).

Major Attaway, Michael Berresse and More Join Encores! Production of MACK & MABEL Photo Major Attaway, Michael Berresse and More Join Encores! Production of MACK & MABEL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2020

New York City Center today announced complete casting for the Encores! production of Mack & Mabel. Joining previously announced cast members Douglas Sills as Mack Sennett and Alexandra Socha as Mabel Normand are Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

The Encores! Orchestra Videos

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! MACK & MABEL VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! MACK & MABEL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 19, 2020

Performances begin tonight for the New York City Center Encores! first show of the 2020 season- Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

BWW TV: Watch Douglas Sills, Alexandra Socha & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! MACK  VideoBWW TV: Watch Douglas Sills, Alexandra Socha & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! MACK & MABEL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 12, 2020

Kicking off the New York City Center Encores! season is Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

VIDEO: Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha Prep for MACK & MABEL at City Center VideoVIDEO: Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha Prep for MACK & MABEL at City Center
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2020

Check out Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha, along with Rob Berman on the piano, preview 'I Won't Send Roses' from the Encores! production of Mack & Mabel.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Sara Mearns, Mark Evans & More in Rodgers and Hart's I MA VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Sara Mearns, Mark Evans & More in Rodgers and Hart's I MARRIED AN ANGEL at Encores!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2019

BWW TV: Sara Mearns, Ann Harada, Nikki M. James & More Say 'I Do' in Rehearsals for E VideoBWW TV: Sara Mearns, Ann Harada, Nikki M. James & More Say 'I Do' in Rehearsals for Encores! I MARRIED AN ANGEL
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 14, 2019

Next up at New York City Center is I Married an Angel, the second Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season. In addition to Sara Mearns as the Angel of the title, the production will feature Phillip Attmore (Peter Mueller), Max Baker (General Lucash), Mark Evans (Count Willy Palaffi), Ann Harada (Duchess of Holstein-Kuloff), Nikki M. James (Countess Peggy Palaffi), Hayley Podschun (Anna Murphy), and Tom Robbins (Harry Mischka Szigetti).

STAGE TUBE: Watch Megan Hilty & Andy Karl Do What Comes Natur'lly in Encores! ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Stage Tube - Oct 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!

STAGE TUBE: ENCORES! Alumni Kelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Chuck Cooper and More Reminisce for 20th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2013

The Encores! 20th Anniversary season opens on January 30, and Encores! alums have been sending in their best wishes. Below, check out a video of Stephen Wallem, Victoria Clark, Mylinda Hull, Chuck Cooper, Elizabeth Stanley, Judy Kaye, Mayor Bloomberg and more riffing on their Encores! experiences!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Inside the Starry New York City Center Reopening Gala Featuring Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2011

New York City Center has just reopened following a historic renovation and modernization with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and star-studded gala last night, October 25 at New York City Center. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg conducted The Encores! Orchestra in the opening number (as a nod to Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, who conducted the New York Philharmonic when City Center opened as a performing arts center in 1943). Broadway Beat was there for the reopening, and brings you interviews with the evening's participants below!