Bullets fly and bathtub gin flows in Cole Porter’s 1930 Prohibition jape The New Yorkers, a gleefully amoral celebration of speakeasies, gangsters, society dames, and the great city they love. The musical centers on featherbrained socialite Alice Wentworth, whose bootlegger beau leads her on a madcap romp from Park Avenue to Sing Sing and back again. The New Yorkers produced a number of standards—“I Happen to Like New York,” “Love for Sale”—but much of the original material has been lost, making this Encores!’s most ambitious musical reconstruction ever. Don’t miss an evening of sophisticated Depression-era madness.
–The New York Times review of the original production
The New Yorkers is part of the 2017 Encores! season, which also includes Big River and The Golden Apple. Subscribe to Encores! now and see all three shows for $105.
Cast & Credits
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Herbert Fields
Based on a Story by E. Ray Goetz and Peter Arno
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Support for The New Yorkers is generously provided by
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust
The score restoration for The New Yorkers is made possible by
The Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Broadway Musical Restoration Fund
Denise R. Sobel
Encores! Season Sponsors
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Nathalie and Pablo Salame
The Shubert Foundation
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!