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Encores! Off-Center

Songs for a New World



Jun 27 – 30, 2018

Tickets start at $25

Running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes including one intermission



“Joyously Rediscovering ‘Songs for a New World'
…a glorious Encores! Off-Center iteration,
savvily directed by Kate Whoriskey”

The New York Times

Listen to The Lobby Project investigating Songs for a New World

Based on interviews by The Civilians with the company of the original 1995 production of ‘Songs For A New World’

The first musical from three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County), Songs for a New World (1995) is a collection of powerful songs examining life, love, and the choices ordinary people make when faced with extraordinary moments. From the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to the ledge of a Fifth Avenue high-rise, each character faces the new world which follows the unique challenge they encounter. Kate Whoriskey, director of the recent Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony-nominated Sweat, directs this City Center revival. The production will star Shoshana Bean, Colin DonnellMykal Kilgore, and Solea Pfeiffer, and will feature choreography by Rennie Harris for an ensemble of dancers being added to the cast for the Off-Center engagement.

Songs for a New World is part of the 2018 Encores! Off-Center season which includes Gone Missing and Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.

The Lobby Project 
This summer, The Civilians are teaming up with New York City Center as Artists in Residence to create and premiere investigative theater pieces focusing on each of the three Encores! Off-Center productions. With their characteristic journalistic curiosity and playful artistry, The Civilians will illuminate their creative process by exploring the impact the original productions of the Off-Center revivals have had on audiences and artists alike.  The events will take place in City Center’s beautiful Grand Tier lobby one hour before curtain and are free for that evening’s ticket holders.






Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Choreography by Rennie Harris
Music Director Tom Murray
Directed by Kate Whoriskey

Starring Shoshana BeanColin DonnellMykal Kilgore, and Solea Pfeiffer

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Series Sponsors
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Luigi Caiola and Sean McGill
Elizabeth and Dean Kehler
Andrew Martin-Weber
Nathalie and Pablo Salame

Major support for Songs for a New World is provided by
Stacey and Eric Mindich

Arts Access Fund
J L Greene

Additional support is provided by
Paula and Ira Resnick 

The Lobby Project is sponsored by
The Frederick Loewe Foundation

Support for the Artistic Innovation Fund is provided by
Lisa and Richard Witten