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Shoshana Bean, Susan Blackwell and More Announced for City Center Encores! Off-Center 2018 Season!Shoshana Bean, Susan Blackwell and More Announced for City Center Encores! Off-Center 2018 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Encores! Off-Center Co-Artistic Directors Anne Kauffman and Jeanine Tesori today announced casting for New York City Center's popular summer musical theater series Encores! Off-Center. (more...)
Breaking: New York City Center Gala Will Tribute A CHORUS LINE; Encores! Line-Up AnnouncedBreaking: New York City Center Gala Will Tribute A CHORUS LINE; Encores! Line-Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

New York City Center is sure to be a singular sensation this fall! (more...)
BWW Review: Christian Borle and Laura Michelle Kelly Lead a Top Shelf Encores! Cast In a Smashing ME AND MY GIRLBWW Review: Christian Borle and Laura Michelle Kelly Lead a Top Shelf Encores! Cast In a Smashing ME AND MY GIRL
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2018

Playgoers in the know will arrive at any production of the 1937 West End smash ME AND MY GIRL already humming a bit of its legendary Act I closer 'The Lambeth Walk,' looking forward to a rousing showstopper where composer Noel Gay's peppy earworm is matched with co-bookwriter/lyricists L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber's jaunty lyric celebrating that part of London where 'everything's bright and breezy' and you can 'do as you darn well please-y.' (more...)
Photo Flash: Do the Lambeth Walk to a First Look at Encores! ME AND MY GIRLPhoto Flash: Do the Lambeth Walk to a First Look at Encores! ME AND MY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Encores! presents Me and My Girl as the final production of the Encores! at 25 season at New York City Center, beginning tonight! Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)
BWW Review:  In GRAND HOTEL, Berlin's Celebration of Decadent Luxury Fails To See The Horrors AheadBWW Review: In GRAND HOTEL, Berlin's Celebration of Decadent Luxury Fails To See The Horrors Ahead
by Michael Dale - March 25, 2018

Though the songwriting team of Robert Wright and George Forrest is best remembered by Broadway enthusiasts for adapting the music of Edvard Grieg into SONG OF NORWAY and similarly using the melodies of Alexander Borodin to create their score for KISMET, their greatest success came when director/choreographer Tommy Tune took interest in a musical of theirs that fizzled into obscurity on its way to Broadway, then known as AT THE GRAND. (more...)
Photo Flash: Welcome to the GRAND HOTEL! First Look at Encores! Full Cast in ActionPhoto Flash: Welcome to the GRAND HOTEL! First Look at Encores! Full Cast in Action
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2018

Encores! is back for round two! The second production of this season is Grand Hotel, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, featuring music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Grand Hotel, The Musicalwill run for seven performances at New York City Center from March 21 - 25. The Encores! at 25 season concludes with Me and My Girl (May 9 - 13). Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Original Cast Member William Ryall Checks Back Into GRAND HOTELBWW Exclusive: Original Cast Member William Ryall Checks Back Into GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2018

William Ryall has been around for all of it. Not only was he a member of the original 1989 cast, but he will star as Colonel Doctor Otternschlag when the Encores! run begins tonight. We checked in with Ryall to get the scoop on Grand Hotel then and now... (more...)
BWW TV: GRAND HOTEL is Open for Business! Watch Highlights of James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More!BWW TV: GRAND HOTEL is Open for Business! Watch Highlights of James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 21, 2018

Encores! is back for round two! The second production of this season is Grand Hotel, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, featuring music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Grand Hotel, The Musicalwill run for seven performances at New York City Center from March 21 - 25. The Encores! at 25 season concludes with Me and My Girl (May 9 - 13). (more...)
BWW TV: Checking In? Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek of Encores! GRAND HOTEL!BWW TV: Checking In? Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek of Encores! GRAND HOTEL!
by TV - Press Previews - March 13, 2018

The company met the press today and BroadwayWorld was on hand to chat with the full gang. Meet the cast and get a taste of the music below! (more...)
BWW TV: Watch James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz, Helene Yorke & More Sing from Encores! GRAND HOTEL!BWW TV: Watch James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz, Helene Yorke & More Sing from Encores! GRAND HOTEL!
by TV - Press Previews - March 13, 2018

Encores! is back for round two! The second production of this season is Grand Hotel, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, featuring music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Grand Hotel, The Musical will run for seven performances at New York City Center from March 21 - 25. The Encores! at 25 season concludes with Me and My Girl (May 9 - 13). (more...)
Breaking: Brandon Uranowitz, James Synder & More Will Lead Encores! GRAND HOTEL!Breaking: Brandon Uranowitz, James Synder & More Will Lead Encores! GRAND HOTEL!
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2018

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of Grand Hotel, The Musical, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. (more...)
BWW Review: HEY, LOOK ME OVER! from Encores!, a Fun Sampler of Musical Scenes and SongsBWW Review: HEY, LOOK ME OVER! from Encores!, a Fun Sampler of Musical Scenes and Songs
by Michael Dale - February 11, 2018

When the subject of New York City Center Encores! comes up among musical theatre enthusiasts, the conversation almost invariably steers to what shows they should be presenting in their series of concerts. Although several of their productions, like the mega-hit revival of CHICAGO, have transferred, a night out at Encores! is, to many, most satisfying when they revive shows that, although significant in one way or another, are unlikely to find themselves back on Broadway. (more...)
Review Roundup: Encores! Season Opener- HEY, LOOK ME OVER!Review Roundup: Encores! Season Opener- HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by Review Roundups - February 8, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over!, an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at the First Show of the Encores! Season, HEY, LOOK ME OVER!Photo Flash: First Look at the First Show of the Encores! Season, HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BWW News Desk - February 7, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat. (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams & More in  the Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams & More in the Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 7, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat. (more...)
Hey, Look This Over... A Brief History of New York City Center Encores!Hey, Look This Over... A Brief History of New York City Center Encores!
by BWW News Desk - February 8, 2018

For 25 years, New York City Center's Encores! series has been bringing classic American musicals back to life. This is where Chicago, Wonderful Town, and Finian's Rainbow were reborn-but we're just getting started. (more...)
BWW TV: Vanessa Williams & Company Push De Button in Rehearsals for Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!BWW TV: Vanessa Williams & Company Push De Button in Rehearsals for Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by TV - Press Previews - February 1, 2018

Check out a sneak peek of Vanessa Williams and company in rehearsal for 'Push De Button,' originally from Jamaica.  (more...)
BWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More Get Ready to Kick Off the Encores! SeasonBWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More Get Ready to Kick Off the Encores! Season
by TV - Press Previews - January 31, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat. (more...)
BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Carolee Carmello in Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Carolee Carmello in Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 30, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat. (more...)
Photo Flash: Encores! Kicks Off Its 25th Season- Go Inside Rehearsals for HEY, LOOK ME OVER!Photo Flash: Encores! Kicks Off Its 25th Season- Go Inside Rehearsals for HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is  Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat. (more...)
Marc Kudisch, Bebe Neuwirth, Nancy Opel, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams and More Tapped for HEY, LOOK ME OVER! at Encores!Marc Kudisch, Bebe Neuwirth, Nancy Opel, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams and More Tapped for HEY, LOOK ME OVER! at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced additional details and casting for Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), the Encores! original production which opens the 25th season of the beloved, Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. (more...)
Review Roundup: BRIGADOON, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson, Opens at City CenterReview Roundup: BRIGADOON, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson, Opens at City Center
by Review Roundups - November 16, 2017

New York City Center brings the Lerner and Loewe classic, Brigadoon, out of the Highlands mist for the musical's 70th anniversary in a star-studded concert production that unites celebrated talents from the worlds of stage and screen. The show just celebrated its gala opening last night - let's see what the critics had to say below! (more...)
Anne Kauffman & Jeanine Tesori Named Co-Artistic Directors for 2018 Encores! Off-Center SeasonAnne Kauffman & Jeanine Tesori Named Co-Artistic Directors for 2018 Encores! Off-Center Season
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2017

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced Anne Kauffman and Jeanine Tesori as Co-Artistic Directors for the 2018 Encores! Off-Center season. (more...)
BWW TV: Head to the Highlands with Highlights of Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson & More in BRIGADOON!BWW TV: Head to the Highlands with Highlights of Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson & More in BRIGADOON!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 15, 2017

New York City Center brings the Lerner and Loewe classic, Brigadoon, out of the Highlands mist for the musical's 70th anniversary in a star-studded concert production that unites celebrated talents from the worlds of stage and screen. (more...)
Original 'Man in Chair' to Return to City Center in HEY, LOOK ME OVER!Original 'Man in Chair' to Return to City Center in HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2017

Bob Martin, nominated for a Tony Award for his role in The Drowsy Chaperone (which he also co-wrote), will return to his chair in Hey, Look Me Over!, the original Encores! production that opens the 25th anniversary season. (more...)

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