For the second time in Encores! history—and as a tip of the hat to City Center’s legacy—we’re reviving one of our own revivals. Call Me Madam was the highlight of the second season of Encores! and we are delighted to bring it back to our stage in honor of our 75th Anniversary Season. Tony-nominee Carmen Cusack plays the charmingly unrefined Sally Adams, the “hostess with the mostess,” and ambassador to the fictional country of Lichtenburg. With beloved standards like “It’s a Lovely Day Today” and “Something to Dance About,” The New York Times praised the score as one of Irving Berlin’s most enchanting; “fresh, light, and beguiling.”
The book, by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, is brought to life under the direction of Casey Hushion, with choreography by Denis Jones. Music Director Rob Berman will lead the Encores! Orchestra. The cast of Call Me Madam also features Ben Davis, Adam Heller, Carol Kane, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Brad Oscar, Randy Rainbow, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Lauren Worsham.
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Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel
Encores! Music Director Rob Berman
Directed by Casey Hushion
Choreography by Denis Jones
Starring Carmen Cusack, Ben Davis, Adam Heller, Carol Kane, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Brad Oscar, Randy Rainbow, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Lauren Worsham
With Florrie Bagel, Daniel Berryman, Taeler Elyse Cyrus, Leslie Flesner, Ta’nika Gibson, Christopher Gurr, Leah Horowitz, Javier Ignacio, Max Kumangai, Matt Loehr, Brandt Martinez, Skye Mattox, Timothy McDevitt, Harris Milgrim, Bethany Moore, Mary Page Nance, Robert Roby, Kathy Voytko, Sumi Yu, and Ricardo Zayas
Fans of Encores! will also love our Encores! Behind the Curtain series. Enjoy a night of discussion and song from leading Broadway performers, creators, and commentators as they offer fresh perspectives on Call Me Madam. Hosted by the Museum of the City of New York on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7pm.
75th Anniversary Season Sponsors
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Major Support for Encores! is provided by
Stacey and Eric Mindich Fund for Musical Theater
Roz and Jerry Meyer
Nathalie and Pablo Salame
The Shubert Foundation
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!
Support for Call Me Madam is provided by
Marta Heflin Foundation
Additional Support is provided by
The Frederick Loewe Foundation
The SHS Foundation
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.