At what point does the pursuit of the American Dream become an empty enterprise? Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Road Show is a larger-than-life account of two brothers—schemer Wilson Mizner and his more thoughtful sibling Addison—who are inspired, by their dying father, to stake their claim on a piece of the world. Set during the Alaskan gold rush and the Florida real estate boom of the early 1900s, and loosely based on a true story, follow the Mizner brothers on their ambitious and ultimately ill-fated quest for gold.
Road Show is part of the 2019 Encores! Off-Center season along with Promenade and Working: A Musical. These three seldom-performing gems each explore and re-examine the concept of the American Dream. Read more
Following the Saturday 2pm performance, members of the cast and creative team will discuss the making of this production.
Before each Encores! Off-Center performance, ticket holders are invited to come early to experience The Lobby Project created by Artists-in-Residence The Civilians.
The Lobby Project is a series of pre-performance events featuring a musical theater performance based around the themes of each Off-Center production. Free for that evening’s ticket holders, The Lobby Project begins one hour before curtain in City Center’s Grand Tier lobby on the second floor.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Directed and Choreographed by Will Davis
Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Anne Kauffman
Encores! Off-Center Creative Advisor Jeanine Tesori
75th Anniversary Season Sponsors
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Leadership Support for Encores! Off-Center is provided by
Stacey and Eric Mindich Fund for Musical Theater
Major Support is provided by
Luigi Caiola and Sean McGill
Elizabeth and Dean Kehler
Paula and Ira Resnick
Nathalie and Pablo Salame
The Lobby Project is sponsored by
The Frederick Loewe Foundation
Support for Road Show is provided by
Perry and Marty Granoff
The Ted & Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund
Support for the Arts Access Fund is provided by
JLGreene Arts Access Fund in The New York Community Trust
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
Support for the Artistic Innovation Fund is provided by
Lisa and Richard Witten