Category Archives: Encores!

Encores! Announces 2017 Season

With one final production in store for the 2016 season, New York City Center’s Encore! series has officially lined up its 2017 season. Continuing to bring to life shows that would not be able to withstand a commercial life on Broadway today, Encores! 2017 combines a very well-know musical, one rarely heard of and one incredibly respected yet never revived. Today,

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Encores! 1776 Kicks Off Performances Tonight

New York was center stage for the American revolution as British forces fought relentlessly to keep America under its control as the colonies fought for independence. Spoiler Alert; We gain independence. Nonetheless, the roles have reversed some 200 plus years later and the American revolution is storming the stage in New York City. While you’ve definitely heard about the newest revolutionary musical

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Encores! The Most Happy Fella (Photos)

Encores! is at it again as another stellar production heads to the stage this week! The Most Happy Fella, which features a book, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, is based on the play They Knew What They Wanted and tells the story of a love triangle between a Napa farmer, a younger waitress and a relentless farm hand. The musical features well-known

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Encores! Kicks Off 2014 Season with Little Me (Photos)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, we aren’t talking about Christmas that’s long past. The 2014 Encores! season is here and has officially kicked off with Little Me, featuring a book written by Neil Simon, with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. The musical tells the story of the infamous Belle Poitrine, a self invented celebrity, who spends her entire life

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Encores! On Your Toes (Photos)

The Encores! 20th Anniversary season come to an end with their final production of season; On Your Toes! The musical was the very first musical to integrate classical dance into a Broadway musical format. The show combines gangsters and vaudeville into a crazy story where in the end, one of the characters literally ends up dancing for his life. On Your Toes features book

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Encores! It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…It’s Superman! (Photos)

The Encores! 20th Anniversary season continues with the comic strip based hit It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…It’s Superman! The musical is based off of the comic strip hit of the same title, “Superman”. The musical features a book by David Newman and Robert Benton, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams. The production is directed by John Rando and features choreography by Joshua Bergasse. Rob Berman

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Encores! Season Kicks Off With Fiorello! (Photos)

The Encores! 20th anniversary season kicks off tonight with the musical Fiorello! The musical tells the story of Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia who worked his way from immigrant son to a well known congressman changing the political landscape of New York City. The production is directed by Gary Griffin with choreography by Alex Sanchez. Rob Berman music directs the piece. Luner on Theatre gives you a sneak peek look at

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