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Encores! Great American Musicals In Concert®

2015 Season

Lady, Be Good Feb 4 — 8, 2015
Book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Music by George Gershwin

This show will put you in a time machine back to the Roaring Twenties, when speakeasies and the Charleston were all the rage, and George and Ira Gershwin’s first hit collaboration ushered in the first great era of American musical comedy. The dazzling score, which has been restored especially for this production, includes such hits as “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,” “The Half-of-It-Dearie Blues” and the title song.

Paint Your Wagon Mar 18 — 22, 2015
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe

Lerner and Loewe’s 1951 musical Paint Your Wagon rolls into City Center March 18–22. Set in a mining camp in Gold Rush–era California, Wagon is the story of a grizzled prospector and his daughter, whose lives are forever changed when she finds gold—and love­—near the camp. The acclaimed score includes “They Call the Wind Maria,” I Talk to the Trees,” and “Wand’rin Star,” songs that achieved pop-hit status in their day.

Zorba! May 6 — 10 , 2015
Based on Nikos Kazantzakis’ novel Zorba the Greek and its 1964 film
Book by Joseph Stein
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Music by John Kander

The season wraps up with Zorba, John Kander and Fred Ebb’s galvanic re-imagining of Nikos Kazantzakis’s best-selling tale of a larger than life Greek jack-of-all-trades who “lives every day as if it will be his last.” Kander and Ebb provide a flavorful score that features the folk-like sounds of the Greek countryside, including a part for a traditional eight-string bouzouki. The resulting sound is unmistakable, and we look forward to adding a bouzouki to the Encores! Orchestra for the first time.

Performance Schedule: Wed - Thu 7:30pm, Fri 8, Sat 2 & 8, Sun 2 & 7


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Artistic Associates

Jack Viertel
Artistic Director

Rob Berman
Music Director


Encores! Season Sponsors


Stacey and Eric Mindich

Nathalie and Pablo Salame
The Shubert Foundation, Inc.