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Encores!

The New Yorkers
A Sociological Musical Satire

  • Mainstage
  • Mar 22 - 26, 2017
  • Tickets start at $35

  • Overview

    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.

    “Overpoweringly funny.”
    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

  • Sponsors

    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!  

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