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Encores! Off-Center

City Center goes Off-Broadway with Encores! Off-Center, a musical theater series led by Tony Award-winning Artistic Director Jeanine Tesori (composer of Fun Home and Violet). Each summer, the series presents landmark Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today’s most innovative artists.

Since its 2013 debut, Off-Center has garnered both popular and critical acclaim. Last summer, the series featured acclaimed star turns and a production of Little Shop of Horrors that has already become part of theater lore.

Encores! Off-Center, under the dazzling artistic direction of Jeanine Tesori, has become my favorite new arts institution…with passionately chosen, wonderfully cast and nurtured productions.” – Linda Winer, Newsday

Runaways Off-Center Jamboree! Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

2016 Season

Jul 6 - 9, 2016

Off-Center Jamboree!
Jul 16, 2016

Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Jul 27 - 30, 2016

On our blog, Jeanine Tesori explains why these landmark shows still pack a wallop.

How to Buy Tickets

Tickets to the 2016 Encores! Off-Center season are now available online, through CityTix®, and at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues).

The Lobby Project

Presented in tandem with Encores! Off-Center productions, The Lobby Project is a series of free performances, conversations and readings by groundbreaking artists, authors, and performers. The events place each musical in the context of its legacy, and provide insights into the work the audience is about to experience. Open to ticket holders only.

Learn more

Encores! Off-Center Founding Sponsors
Stacey and Eric Mindich and Stacy Bash-Polley

Leadership Sponsor
Nathalie and Pablo Salame

Series Sponsors
American Express
Luigi Caiola and Sean McGill
Andrew Martin-Weber
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!

Additional support is provided by 
Paula and Ira Resnick
Alec Stais and Elissa Burke

The Lobby Project is sponsored by
The Frederick Loewe Foundation

Support for the Artistic Innovation Fund is provided by
Lisa and Richard Witten
Howard Gilman Foundation