We are offering captions for the July 9 evening performance of Runaways. They will be accessible on all internet-enabled mobile devices; simply log into City Center’s free WiFi “NYCC_GUEST” network and navigate to http://encores.globetitles.com on your web browser. The webpage will become available shortly before the performance.
"They’re tearing up the air at New York City Center, where a pulsing reincarnation of Elizabeth Swados’ Runaways is guaranteed to leave you feeling windblown, hyped up, and ready to race through the most torpid summer night.”
–Ben Brantley, The New York Times Critics’ Pick
In 1977, Elizabeth Swados spent several months observing and interviewing child runaways before shaping their stories, fears, and fantasies into a musical. A deeply unconventional work, Runaways feels like the funkiest, most heartbreaking mixtape ever to come out of a 1970s boom box, packed with reggae anthems, hip-hop, soul-food lullabies, and spoken-word poetry. Cast largely with students from throughout the five boroughs, the Encores! Off-Center production of Runaways will honor the crowning achievement of a theater visionary who was ferocious, inspiring, and left us far too soon.
Click here to meet the “wolfpack” of teenagers who will star in Runaways.
Runaways is part of the 2016 Encores! Off-Center season, which also features Off-Center Jamboree! and Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.
Encores! Off-Center Founding Sponsors
Stacey and Eric Mindich and Stacy Bash-Polley
Nathalie and Pablo Salame
Luigi Caiola and Sean McGill
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