Lionel Bart's Oliver! Off-Broadway

Lionel Bart's Oliver! 2023

Opened: May 5, 2023
Closing: May 14, 2023

Lionel Bart's Oliver! - 2023 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

New York City Center
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York, NY 10019

Nominated for 10 Tony Awards and winner of six Academy Awards for the iconic Carol Reed film adaptation, Lionel Bart’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist has been a household name since its premiere in 1960. Yet Oliver! hasn’t been seen on a New York City stage since its Broadway revival nearly 40 years ago.

The story of a child who dares to trust in others, search for love, and ask for more in London’s seedy underworld, Bart’s coming-of-age classic finds new life in this landmark Encores! revival featuring Lilli Cooper (Nancy), Raúl Esparza (Fagin), Julian Lerner (The Artful Dodger), Tam Mutu (Bill Sikes), Brad Oscar (Mr. Bumble), Benjamin Pajak (Oliver), and Mary Testa (Widow Corney).


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Lionel Bart's Oliver!

‘Oliver!’ Review: Tunes, Glorious Tunes, in a Grimly Cheerful Revival
7 / 10

But deBessonet’s entertaining and beautifully sung production, featuring terrific turns by Lilli Cooper as the proud doxy Nancy and Raúl Esparza as the criminal den leader Fagin - as well as a touching one by Benjamin Pajak in the title role - is at this point still too muddy to be convincing as sociology, let alone drama

OLIVER!: PLEASE, MAY WE HAVE SOME MORE
9 / 10

The only challenge this marvelous Oliver! look-see offers a dazed—make that, dazzled—reviewer is where to start piling on the encomia. Probably makes sense to start with the focal Charles Dickens figures, 9-year-old Oliver Twist (Benjamin Pajak), here described as 11, and the larcenous Fagin (Raúl Esparza). Because their performances enhance the revival equally, the only fair way to approach this is alphabetically.

Gavin Lee To Go On as 'Fagin' Tonight in OLIVER! at New York City Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 9, 2023


Two-time Tony Award nominee Gavin Lee will be going on tonight as Fagin in Oliver! at New York City Center!

Review Roundup: OLIVER! Opens at City Center Encores!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2023


Read the reviews for the New York City Center Encores! Production of Oliver!

Photos: The Cast of New York City Center's OLIVER! Takes Their First Bows
by Bruce Glikas - May 4, 2023


The New York City Center production of Oliver! began performances last night, May 3. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of the cast taking their first bows here!

Video: Watch Highlights from OLIVER! at Encores!
by Show Highlights - May 3, 2023


See first look video of the New York City Center production of Oliver! The production is led by Lilli Cooper as Nancy, Raúl Esparza as Fagin, Julian Lerner as The Artful Dodger, Tam Mutu as Bill Sikes, Brad Oscar as Mr. Bumble, Benjamin Pajak as Oliver Twist, and Mary Testa as Widow Corney.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for OLIVER! at New York City Center
by Blair Ingenthron - May 2, 2023


Watch rehearsal footage of Julian Lerner, Benjamin Pajak, and the cast of the City Center Encores! production of OLIVER!

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for OLIVER! at Encores!
by Jennifer Broski - April 25, 2023


Rehearsals are underway for the New York City Center production of Oliver! The production will be led by Lilli Cooper as Nancy, Raúl Esparza as Fagin, Julian Lerner as The Artful Dodger, Tam Mutu as Bill Sikes, Brad Oscar as Mr. Bumble, Benjamin Pajak as Oliver Twist, and Mary Testa as Widow Corney. Check out first photos of the cast in rehearsals!

Julian Lerner Joins New York City Center's OLIVER! as 'The Artful Dodger'
by Stephi Wild - March 31, 2023


Julian Lerner has joined the cast of New York City Center production of Oliver! as The Artful Dodger.

Lionel Bart's Oliver! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the songs in Lionel Bart's Oliver! and what's the order?
Food, Glorious Food
Oliver!
I Shall Scream
Boy for Sale
That's Your Funeral
Where Is Love?
Consider Yourself
You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two
It's a Fine Life
I'd Do Anything
Be Back Soon
Oom-Pah-Pah
My Name
As Long As He Needs Me
Who Will Buy?
Reviewing the Situation
Opening Credits
Food Glorious Food
Oliver!
I Shall Scream!
Boy For Sale
That's Your Funeral
Where is Love?
Consider Yourself
You've Got to Pick a Pocket Or Two
It's a Fine Life
I'd Do Anything
Be Back Soon
Oom-Pah-Pah
My Name!
As Long As He Needs Me
Where is Love? (Reprise)
Who Will Buy?
It's a Fine Life (Reprise)
Reviewing the Situation
Oliver! (Reprise)
As Long As He Needs Me (Reprise)
Reviewing the Situation (Reprise)
Finale

Lionel Bart's Oliver! History

Other Productions of Lionel Bart's Oliver!

1960   West End Original London Production
West End
1963   Broadway Broadway Production
Broadway
1965   Broadway Return Engagement [Broadway]
Broadway
1976   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1979   Regional (US) Regional Revival
Regional (US)
1984   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1994   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1994   West End London Revival
West End
2009   West End London Revival
West End
2011   UK Tour UK Tour
UK Tour
2018   East Haddam, CT (Regional) Goodspeed Musicals Revival
East Haddam, CT (Regional)
2023   Off-Broadway New York City Center Encores! Production
Off-Broadway

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