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Encores! Off-Center

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

Since its July 2013 debut, Off-Center has garnered both popular and critical acclaim; its second production, Violet, transferred to Broadway and received four Tony nominations including Best Revival of a Musical.

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


2015 Season

A New Brain at City Center Little Shop of Horrors at City Center The Wild Party at City Center

A New Brain
Jun 24 - 27, 2015

Little Shop of Horrors
Jul 1 - 2, 2015

The Wild Party
Jul 15 - 18, 2015

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

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


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. The 2015 roster of Lobby Project events will be announced soon. Open to ticket holders only.


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

Leadership Sponsor
Nathalie and Pablo Salame

Series Sponsors
American Express Luigi Caiola and Sean McGill
Andrew Martin-Weber

Support for Little Shop of Horrors is provided by
Patricia Lovejoy

Additional Support for Encores! Off-Center is provided by
Paula and Ira Resnick
Alec Stais and Elissa Burke

The Lobby Project is sponsored by
The Frederick Loewe Foundation

Shuman Foundation