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NYCC Names Stanford Makishito Vice President of Programming
Released Nov 20, 2014
Arlene Shuler, President & CEO of New York City Center, today announced the appointment of Stanford Makishi to the newly created senior position of Vice President of Programming. Beginning in January 2015, Makishi will oversee City Center’s artistic planning and work toward expanding its performance season.
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Lady, Be Good Casting Announced
Released Nov 17, 2014
Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Richard Poe, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Kirsten Wyatt will star in George and Ira Gershwin’s Lady, Be Good, the opening production of New York City Center’s 2015 Encores! season, running for seven performances, February 4 – 8, 2015.
Brian Stokes Mitchell is joined by Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, Tony Sheldon, and Laura Osnes in The Band Wagon
Released Oct 6, 2014
New York City Center will present The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event starring Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson, November 6 – 16. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8.
Encores! Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart
Released Sep 10, 2014
Encores! Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart, New York City Center’s annual Gala on October 27, 2014, will feature the music and lyrics of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Lorenz Hart, sung by some of Broadway’s finest talent, including Kate Baldwin, Kelli O’Hara, Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale, and Paulo Szot, and with dance performances by Irina Dvorovenko, Chase Finlay, Jared Grimes, and Lauren Lovette.
New York City Center Announces 2014-15 Season
Released Aug 7, 2014
New York City Center’s 2014-15 season features an exciting lineup of dance and musical theater that begins with the 11th season of City Center’s acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival.
2014 Fall for Dance Festival
Released Jul 29, 2014
New York City Center’s 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival will feature free performances in Central Park and 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, in six unique programs in September and October 2014.
New York City Center Presents Brian Stokes Mitchell in The Band Wagon
Released Jul 29, 2014
Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will star in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event based on the classic MGM movie of the same title, from November 6 – 16, 2014 at City Center. The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz.
New York City Center Announces 2015 Encores! Season
Released Jun 13, 2014
The 2015 season of New York City Center’s Tony‐honored Encores! series will open with George and Ira Gershwin’s Lady, Be Good on February 4, 2015. The season will continue with Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon followed by John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Zorba!. Jack Viertel is the Encores! artistic director; Rob Berman is its music director.
Faust Casting Announced
Released Jun 9, 2014
Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices have been cast in Randy Newman’s Faust: The Concert, which will be performed on July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director.
Hunter Foster, Randy Redd and more to star in Pump Boys and Dinettes
Released May 27, 2014
Pump Boys and Dinettes, the final production of the 2014 Encores! Off-Center series, will star Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Katie Thompson and Lorenzo Wolff. Pump Boys, running July 16 – 19, will be directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Danny Mefford. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is the music director.
The Lobby Project returns with performances, talks and more
Released May 6, 2014
The Lobby Project, a series of free pre-show events presented in conjunction with the second season of New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center series, will take place June 25 – July 19 at City Center. The events will place each Off-Center musical in the context of its legacy and provide insightful explorations of the work the audience is about to experience.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo to star in tick, tick… BOOM!
Released Apr 30, 2014
Leslie Odom Jr. (“Smash”) will join Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo in the New York City Center Encores! Off‐Center production of Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick… BOOM!, running for five performances, June 25 – 28. The opening show of City Center‘s acclaimed Encores! Off‐Center series of landmark Off-‐Broadway musicals will be directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesori is Encores! Off‐Center Artistic Director.
Encores! Irma La Douce Casting Announced
Released Mar 24, 2014
Jennifer Bowles will play the title role opposite Rob McClure in New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will also feature Sam Bolen, Allan Corduner, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Ken Krugman, Zachary James and Chris Sullivan. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman.
Encores! Off-Center Returns for Second Season
Released Mar 10, 2014
New York City Center‘s acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series, under the artistic direction of Jeanine Tesori, returns this summer for a second season of landmark Off-Broadway musicals. The season opens with Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick… BOOM!, June 25 – 28, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo, directed by Oliver Butler, and continues with a one-night only performance of Randy Newman’s Faust: The Concert, with Randy Newman as the Devil, directed by Thomas Kail, on July 1. Pump Boys and Dinettes, with book, music and lyrics by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann , directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Danny Mefford, wraps up the season, running July 16 – 19. Chris Fenwick is the Encores! Off-Center music director.
Full cast announced for Encores! The Most Happy Fella
Released Mar 6, 2014
Casting is complete for the New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances, April 2 – 6, 2014. Joining the previously announced Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley and Cheyenne Jackson will be Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman.
New York City Center’s 2014 Choreography Fellowships
Released Feb 18, 2014
Choreographers Camille A. Brown, Gabrielle Lamb, and Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, who will be working together, have been awarded New York City Center’s 2014 Choreography Fellowships. The Fellowship supports choreographers at critical stages in their careers and reflects City Center’s long history of nurturing dance makers, from George Balanchine to Christopher Wheeldon.
More Stars Announced for Encores! Little Me
Released Jan 7, 2014
Robert Creighton, David Garrison, Harriet Harris, Judy Kaye, Lewis J. Stadlen, Lee Wilkof, Tony Yazbeck and Rachel York will join Christian Borle in Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh’s Little Me, the opening production of New York City Center’s 2014 Encores! season, running for seven performances, February 5 - 9. The show will be directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse.
Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan Join Cast of A Bed And A Chair: A New York Love Affair
Released Oct 11, 2013
Norm Lewis and Jeremy Jordan will join Cyrille Aimée and Bernadette Peters in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis’s A BED AND A CHAIR: A New York Love Affair, a new musical event featuring Sondheim’s music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. This Encores! Special Event, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle, with choreography by Parker Esse and musical supervision by David Loud, was conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Viertel and John Doyle, and will run for seven performances, November 13 – 17 at City Center.
Tony Yazbeck to Join Christian Borle in Little Me
Released Oct 3, 2013
Tony Yazbeck will join the previously announced Christian Borle in Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh’s Little Me, the opening production of New York City Center Encores! series, running for seven performances, February 5 - 9, 2014. Joshua Bergasse will choreograph the production, along with the previously announced Director John Rando and Music Director Rob Berman.
New York City Center Announces Full Casting of Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
Released Sep 9, 2013
New York City Center has announced full casting for the New York premiere of Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, which runs October 23 – November 3, 2013 at City Center (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues).
Laura Benanti and Cheyenne Jackson Join Shuler Hensley in The Most Happy Fella
Released Aug 21, 2013
Laura Benanti and Cheyenne Jackson will join the previously announced Shuler Hensley in the New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser’s Musical The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances April 2 – 6, 2014. The Most Happy Fella will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman.
New York City Center Announces 2013-14 Season
Released Jun 24, 2013
New York City Center’s 2013-14 season features an exciting lineup of dance, theater and music that begins with the 10th anniversary celebration of City Center’s acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival. The Festival kicks off with two free dance performances at the Public Theater’s Delacorte Theater in Central Park and continues at City Center with performances by 20 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world. Following Fall for Dance, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures returns to New York City Center to present the New York premiere of Sleeping Beauty; Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis join forces on the world premiere of A Bed and A Chair: A New York Love Story, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns for a month-long engagement in December.
New York City Center Announces 2014 Encores! Season
Released May 21, 2013
The 2014 season of New York City Center’s Tony Award–winning Encores! series will open with Little Me directed by John Rando and starring Christian Borle (“Smash,” Peter and the Starcatcher) on February 5, 2014. The season will continue with The Most Happy Fella, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and starring Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!, The Whale), followed by Irma La Douce, directed by John Doyle. Encores! Music Director Rob Berman will helm all shows.
New York City Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Fall for Dance
Released May 9, 2013
New York City Center is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival with a very special season, beginning with two FREE evenings of dance at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, hosted by The Public Theater, on September 16 and 17 (Rain date, September 18). The Festival will continue at City Center from September 25 – October 5 with performances by 20 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, including three new works from today’s most exciting young choreographers, commissioned by City Center, in celebration of the tenth anniversary, all for the low ticket price of $15. The Festival’s many free pre-show events will include dance lessons and panels by choreographers, artists and dance educators. Tickets will go on sale Sunday, Sep 8 at 11am.