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New York City Center Announces 2020 Gala, AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD Photo New York City Center Announces 2020 Gala, AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020

New York City Center today announced the 2020 Gala presentation will take place on Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30pm (pre-show events begin at 6:30pm). Supporting the historic midtown theater founded for the people of New York, this special benefit performance titled An Evening with Audra McDonald will be filmed live and presented digitally.

Ballet Hispánico To Perform In New York City Center's Digital Fall For Dance Festiva Photo Ballet Hispánico To Perform In New York City Center's Digital Fall For Dance Festival Live From The Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970 and recognized this year as one of America's Cultural Treasures, will perform in New York City Center's digital Fall for Dance Festival, live from the stage, premiering on October 21, 2020 at 7:30pm as part of Program 1.

Nigel Redden to Retire as General Director of Spoleto Festival USA Photo Nigel Redden to Retire as General Director of Spoleto Festival USA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020

Nigel Redden announced that in October 2021, he will step down as General Director of Spoleto Festival USA.

City Center Announces Upcoming Encores! Productions of THE LIFE, THE TAP DANCE KID an Photo City Center Announces Upcoming Encores! Productions of THE LIFE, THE TAP DANCE KID and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced the musical productions in development as part of the next chapter of the longstanding Tony-honored Encores! series, all of which will be explored in-depth as part of the 2020-2021 season in a new digital series Encores! Inside the Revival.

NEW YORK CITY CENTER LIVE @ HOME Announces Virtual Programming Featuring Misty Copela Photo NEW YORK CITY CENTER LIVE @ HOME Announces Virtual Programming Featuring Misty Copeland, Tiler Peck and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced New York City Center Live @ Home virtual programming.

London Production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ann Photo London Production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, is Postponed
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020

The highly anticipated West End season of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford has postponed its season in the West End until further notice, following the temporary closure of theatreland this spring.

The New Cast Album of THE NEW YORKERS, the 1930 Cole Porter Musical Is Available Toda Photo The New Cast Album of THE NEW YORKERS, the 1930 Cole Porter Musical Is Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

Ghostlight Records has announced that the new cast album of Cole Porter's The New Yorkers - The New York City Center Encores! 2017 Cast Recording is available on CD, digital and streaming formats today, Friday, December 6. The release is the first major cast album of the 1930 musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Herbert Fields, and based on a story by Peter Arno and E. Ray Goetz. The 2017 production from New York City Center (Arlene Shuler, New York City Center President & CEO) Encores! was directed by John Rando, with musical direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Chris Bailey.

Jack Viertel Will Leave New York City Center Encores! After 20 Years as Artistic Dire Photo Jack Viertel Will Leave New York City Center Encores! After 20 Years as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

Jack Viertel, who has run New York City Center's Encores! series for the past twenty years, has just announced that he will resign from his position as Artistic Director at the end of the 2020 season.

Ghostlight Records Announces Recording of NY City Center's THE NEW YORKERS Photo Ghostlight Records Announces Recording of NY City Center's THE NEW YORKERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

Ghostlight Records has announced it will record a new cast album of Cole Porter's 1930 musical The New Yorkers. The recording will be based on the 2017 production from New York City Center (Arlene Shuler, New York City Center President & CEO) Encores!, directed by John Rando with musical direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Chris Bailey. The concert adaptation is by Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel. The album, produced by Rob Berman and Lawrence Manchester, is being recorded March 25-26.

Lear deBessonet Named Encores! First Ever Resident Director Photo Lear deBessonet Named Encores! First Ever Resident Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Encores! today announced that Lear deBessonet would join the artistic team at City Center as the first-ever Encores! Resident Director.

VIDEO: Watch Kelli O'Hara & Patrick Wilson Hit the Recording Studio for BRIGADOON! Photo VIDEO: Watch Kelli O'Hara & Patrick Wilson Hit the Recording Studio for BRIGADOON!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Lerner & Loewe's Brigadoon - New York City Center 2017 Cast Recording, featuring Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson, was just released last week. Below, watch was O'Hara, Wilson and the rest of the cast hit the recording studio!

Cast Recording of BRIGADOON Featuring Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson Available Today Photo Cast Recording of BRIGADOON Featuring Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Lerner & Loewe's Brigadoon - New York City Center 2017 Cast Recording, featuring Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson, is available in physical, digital and streaming formats today.

Photo Coverage: On The Red Carpet at City Center's A CHORUS LINE Gala Performance Photo Photo Coverage: On The Red Carpet at City Center's A CHORUS LINE Gala Performance
by Walter McBride - Nov 15, 2018

Last night, New York City Center presented the 75th Anniversary gala presentation of A Chorus Line. BroadwayWorld was at last night's performance, and you can check out photos from the red carpet below!

BRIGADOON Cast Recording Set for December 7th Release Photo BRIGADOON Cast Recording Set for December 7th Release
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of Lerner & Loewe's Brigadoon - New York City Center 2017 Cast Recording in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, December 7. Brigadoon has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Released to celebrate both the 70th anniversary of the original production of the show and the Alan Jay Lerner Centennial, the recording is based on the New York City Center Annual Gala Production, which was directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, with Jack Viertel serving as artistic advisor. Brigadoon stars Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson and Stephanie J. Block, and features the Encores! Orchestra led by Music Director Rob Berman

BWW Dance Review: BALANCHINE: THE CITY CENTER YEARS Photo BWW Dance Review: BALANCHINE: THE CITY CENTER YEARS
by Barnett Serchuk - Nov 5, 2018

October 31, Halloween. I was walking to City Center for the opening of 'Balanchine: The City Center Years.' But then I began thinking of Stephen Sondheim's 'Follies.' You must all know the musical. Everyone returns for a reunion, only to be met with ghosts and remembrances of their past lives. After all, City Center is where New York City Ballet began in 1948. I wondered who I would encounter? I saw Allegra Kent. I think I saw two other members of the company who danced on New York City Ballet's opening night 70 years ago? But perhaps I'd encounter some of the other principal dancers of that time: Maria Tallchief on the stairs? Or Tanaquil Le Clercq at the bar? Or Frank Hobi? Francisco Moncion? Nicholas Magallenes? Yvonne Mounsey? Diana Adams?

New York City Center Commissions Portrait Series From Nina Robinson Photo New York City Center Commissions Portrait Series From Nina Robinson
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

In honor of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season, the institution is presenting a program of visual art commissions for the first time in its history. One of three commissioned works, artist and educator Nina Robinson offers her latest project, a series of portraits entitled Home, on display to the public in the through-block passage adjacent to City Center. The exhibition features a variety of artists to whom City Center provides an artistic home including, Victoria Clark, Robert Fairchild, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Robinson is joined by architect Jorge Otero-Pailos and conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner as part of this special visual art program.

VIDEO: City Center Teases Repertory for BALANCHINE Photo VIDEO: City Center Teases Repertory for BALANCHINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Arlene Shuler, New York City Center President and CEO, today announced programming for Balanchine: The City Center Years, the centerpiece of the 75th Anniversary Season. Beginning on October 31 (through Nov 4), an international roster of eight prestigious companies-American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, The Mariinsky Ballet, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet-perform thirteen works over six programs.

City Center Announces 75th Anniversary Visual Art Installation Photo City Center Announces 75th Anniversary Visual Art Installation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Internationally acclaimed artist, architect, and preservationist Jorge Otero-Pailos will present a series of six site-specific works titled, Répétiteur, at New York City Center in October 2018, March 2019, and May 2019, as part of both the institution's inaugural program of visual art commissions and the Merce Cunningham Centennial. Since its founding as Manhattan's first ever performing arts center, New York City Center has been a home to artists from the worlds of dance, theater, opera, and music. In honor of its 75th Anniversary Season, City Center has organized an exhibition featuring the works of Otero-Pailos, photographer Nina Robinson, and conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner.

Photo Flash: Remembering Choreographer Paul Taylor Photo Photo Flash: Remembering Choreographer Paul Taylor
by Walter McBride - Sep 1, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, legendary choreographer Paul Taylor passed away on August 29. Today we remember Mr. Taylor with a look back on some photos from our archives.

Anne Kauffman Will Take Over as Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center in 2019 Photo Anne Kauffman Will Take Over as Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced Anne Kauffman as Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center for the 2019 season. Founding Artistic Director Jeanine Tesori will maintain her relationship with the popular summer series as Creative Advisor - working with Kauffman to curate programming which will conclude City Center's 75th Anniversary Season. Kauffman and Tesori served as Co-Artistic Directors for the 2018 series which included Jason Robert Brown's Songs for A New World, Michael Friedman's Gone Missing, and Micki Grant's Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope.

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