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New York City Center Encores! 2023 Season Will Include THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA with R PhotoNew York City Center Encores! 2023 Season Will Include THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA with Ruthie Ann Miles, OLIVER! and DEAR WORLD with Donna Murphy
by Team BWW - June 14, 2022

Full programming for New York City Center’s 2022 – 2023 Season was announced, including Adam Guettel’s Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza, Jerry Herman’s 1969 musical Dear World and Lionel Bart’s Oliver! See the full schedules and how to get tickets!
Neil Patrick Harris Replaces Christian Borle as the Baker in Encores! INTO THE WOODS PhotoNeil Patrick Harris Replaces Christian Borle as the Baker in Encores! INTO THE WOODS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 13, 2022

New York City Center today announced that Emmy and Tony Award‐ winning actor Neil Patrick Harris will join the cast of Encores! Into the Woods as the Baker.
Denée Benton, Gavin Creel, Ann Harada & More Join Encores!  INTO THE WOODS PhotoDenée Benton, Gavin Creel, Ann Harada & More Join Encores! INTO THE WOODS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 24, 2022

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the third and final production of the 2022 Encores! season, Into the Woods (May 4 -15).
Photos: Billy Porter-Helmed THE LIFE Concludes Performances at Encores! PhotoPhotos: Billy Porter-Helmed THE LIFE Concludes Performances at Encores!
by Bruce Glikas - March 21, 2022

Just last night, New York City Center Encores! wrapped up The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter. The production starred Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Check out photos from inside closing night.
Photos: First Look at Encores! THE LIFE, Directed by Billy Porter PhotoPhotos: First Look at Encores! THE LIFE, Directed by Billy Porter
by Nicole Rosky - March 17, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, is now in performances at City Center Encores!. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Performances run through March 20, 2022.
Video: First Look at THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores! PhotoVideo: First Look at THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores!
by A.A. Cristi - March 16, 2022

The production includes Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood.
VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals PhotoVIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 14, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, is getting ready to begin performances at City Center Encores! this week. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Performances run March 16-20, 2022.
Review Roundup: THE TAP DANCE KID at City Center Encores! PhotoReview Roundup: THE TAP DANCE KID at City Center Encores!
by Review Roundups - February 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: Watch Highlights from THE TAP DANCE KID at Encores! PhotoVIDEO: Watch Highlights from THE TAP DANCE KID at Encores!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 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.
Photos: First Look at THE TAP DANCE KID at Encores! PhotoPhotos: First Look at THE TAP DANCE KID at Encores!
by Nicole Rosky - February 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.
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of THE TAP DANCE KID in Rehearsals! PhotoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of THE TAP DANCE KID in Rehearsals!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 27, 2022

New York City Center will soon kick off the 2022 Encores! Season on February 2 - 6 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.
Joshua Henry, Adrienne Walker & More Join Encores! THE TAP DANCE KID PhotoJoshua Henry, Adrienne Walker & More Join Encores! THE TAP DANCE KID
by Nicole Rosky - December 3, 2021

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the 2022 Encores! Season as part of the full calendar of events for City Center’s 2021 – 2022 Season. The productions launch Lear deBessonet’s first season as Encores! Artistic Director, alongside Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and Encores! Producing Creative Director Clint Ramos.
Encores! Is Holding Open Auditions for THE TAP DANCE KID PhotoEncores! Is Holding Open Auditions for THE TAP DANCE KID
by Nicole Rosky - November 4, 2021

Encores! continues this season with The Tap Dance Kid and the show is looking for... a tap dancing kid. Virtual auditions are being accepted through November 10 for Willie, a black 10 year-old. The actor must be 12 years old or older, fully vaccinated, with an 'unchanged voice.'
Sara Bareilles, Christian Borle, Ashley Park, Dulé Hill & More Announced for 2022 En PhotoSara Bareilles, Christian Borle, Ashley Park, Dulé Hill & More Announced for 2022 Encores! Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 16, 2021

New York City Center today announced the first set of casting for the 2022 Encores! season and the Spring Gala | Encores! Into the Woods on the opening night of the production, May 4. The next chapter of the Tony-honored series opens February 2 – 6, 2022 with the 1983 Tony-nominated musical The Tap Dance Kid.
New York City Center Announces 2021-22 Season, Including Encores! Runs of INTO THE WO PhotoNew York City Center Announces 2021-22 Season, Including Encores! Runs of INTO THE WOODS, THE LIFE & THE TAP DANCE KID
by Nicole Rosky - July 13, 2021

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced a full calendar of programming for the 2021 - 2022 season, reopening the landmark theater to the public in October 2021. This momentous return to in‐person live performances includes the popular dance and musical theater series audiences have loved throughout the years and new programs featuring iconic artists of today. Manhattan's first performing arts center, New York City Center has presented the best in music, theater, and dance to generations of New Yorkers for over seventy‐five years.
Lear deBessonet Will Officially Take Over as Encores! Artistic Director in 2021 PhotoLear deBessonet Will Officially Take Over as Encores! Artistic Director in 2021
by Nicole Rosky - October 29, 2019

According to the New York Times, Lear deBessonet, current Resident Director of City Center Encores! will officially succeed Jack Viertel as the new artistic director in 2021.  DeBessonet joined the Encores! team in January 2019 following Viertel's announcement of his retirement in July. 
Jason Gotay Joins New York City Center's EVITA PhotoJason Gotay Joins New York City Center's EVITA
by Alan Henry - October 9, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned that Jason Gotay has joined New York City Center's Gala Presentation of Evita, November 13 - 24. Gotay will bring to life Che Guevara.
Solea Pfeiffer and Maia Reficco to Soar Rainbow High Leading New York City Center's E PhotoSolea Pfeiffer and Maia Reficco to Soar Rainbow High Leading New York City Center's EVITA
by Julie Musbach - September 4, 2019

New York City Center today announced casting for the Gala Presentation of Evita, November 13 a?' 24.
Encores! Sets Cast for 2020 Season; Alexandra Socha, Kate Baldwin, Ashley Park PhotoEncores! Sets Cast for 2020 Season; Alexandra Socha, Kate Baldwin, Ashley Park
by Julie Musbach - August 22, 2019

New York City Center today announced select casting for the 2020 Encores! season.
BWW TV Exclusive: Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman Tell the Story of ROAD SHOW at Enco PhotoBWW TV Exclusive: Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman Tell the Story of ROAD SHOW at Encores! Talkback
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 4, 2019

Following a performance last weekend, Sondheim and John Weidman sat down with Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Anne Kauffman and Director Will Davis to discuss  the show's journey from conception to stage. 
BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman's ROAD SHOW Explores Reinvention and Resili PhotoBWW Review: Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman's ROAD SHOW Explores Reinvention and Resiliency
by Michael Dale - July 27, 2019

When he passed on at age 60 in 1933, Addison Mizner was best known as the architect whose Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean style helped define the emerging visual culture of South Florida. When his younger brother Wilson Mizner died two months later, he was best known as a raconteur whose name could occasionally be found among the writing credits of a Broadway play or Hollywood feature.
Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Encores! ROAD SHOW PhotoPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Encores! ROAD SHOW
by Nicole Rosky - July 25, 2019

Wrapping up the Encores! Off-Center season is Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Road Show, running through July 27. Check out photos from opening night below!
Review Roundup: ROAD SHOW at Encores! Off-Center PhotoReview Roundup: ROAD SHOW at Encores! Off-Center
by Review Roundups - July 25, 2019

Directed and choreographed by Will Davis, with music direction by James Moore, Road Show tells the somewhat true story of the Mizner brothers who inherit a small fortune at the turn of the 20th Century and set out to grab their piece of the American Dream in a country where anything seems possible. The production will star Chuck Cooper (Papa Mizner), Raúl Esparza (Wilson Mizner), Jin Ha (Hollis Bessemer), Mary Beth Peil (Mama Mizner), and Brandon Uranowitz (Addison Mizner).
Photo Flash: First Look at Raul Esparza, Brandon Uranowitz & More in Encores! ROAD SH PhotoPhoto Flash: First Look at Raul Esparza, Brandon Uranowitz & More in Encores! ROAD SHOW
by Nicole Rosky - July 25, 2019

Wrapping up the Encores! Off-Center season is Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Road Show, running through July 27. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! ROAD SHOW PhotoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! ROAD SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 24, 2019

Wrapping up the Encores! Off-Center season is Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Road Show, running tonight, July 24, through July 27.

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