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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.
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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.