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Encores!

For nearly 25 years, City Center’s Tony-honored Encores! series has been devoted to celebrating great American musicals in concert revivals featuring Broadway’s biggest stars and the sumptuous Encores! Orchestra. This is where Chicago was reborn, where everyone from Anne Hathaway to Lin-Manuel Miranda has come to play, and where neglected scores by the likes of Cole PorterIrving BerlinRodgers & Hart, and Stephen Sondheim can be heard in their original glory.

Under the leadership of artistic director Jack Viertel and music director Rob Berman, each Encores! production is a whirlwind, with just eleven days of rehearsal and seven performances. “An essential New York institution” (The New York Times), Encores! was recently declared one of the “reasons why New York theater is thriving” by New York magazine.

2018 Season

Hey, Look Me Over!
Feb 7—11, 2018    
For 25 years, City Center's Encores! series has been bringing classic American musicals back to life. This is where Chicago, Wonderful Town, and Finian’s Rainbow were reborn—but we’re just getting started. Catch a glimpse of the future of Encores! in the original production Hey, Look Me Over!, a cavalcade of overtures, opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that Encores! hasn’t gotten to—yet. Look for the likes of Mack & Mabel, Greenwillow, Wildcat, and others of their ilk. It’s a lot of numbers that add up to one exciting celebration: Encores! at 25.

Grand Hotel, The Musical
Mar 21—25, 2018
Inspired by Vicki Baum's 1929 novel, Grand Hotel follows the post-war comings and goings of the artists, businessmen, jewel thieves, and ambitious young secretaries whose lives intersect in the opulent lobby of Berlin’s most prestigious hotel. First produced under the title At the Grand (1958), with a score by Robert Wright & George Forrest and book by Luther Davis, the original production was revitalized in 1989 by director-choreographer Tommy Tune, with additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, for a Tony Award-winning run on Broadway.

Me and My Girl
May 9—13, 2018
The toast of 1930s London, Me and My Girl is a delightfully old-fashioned musical about a Cockney everyman who wreaks havoc on high society after being unexpectedly elevated to the lofty position of Earl of Hereford. Part music hall frolic, part class-warfare comedy, Noel Gay’s infectious score includes “The Lambeth Walk,” a dance routine that swept the continent in 1937. In the 1980s, Me and My Girl was revived on both sides of the Atlantic and became a completely unexpected smash all over again. Now, for the first time in nearly 30 years, it’s back in New York.

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

New subscriptions on-sale dates
Jul 25   
Jul 31
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General public

Single ticket on-sale dates
Sep 25 
Oct 2
Members
General public

Jack Viertel
Artistic Director
Rob Berman
Music Director


Encores! Season Sponsors
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Nathalie and Pablo Salame
The Shubert Foundation
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!


On our blog, Jack Viertel explains why we’re bringing these classic Broadway shows back to life.