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Encores! 2023

Dear World

Theater

Mar 15 – 19, 2023

Tickets start at $35

About

About

Wed – Fri | 7:30pm
Sat 2 & 8pm | Sun 2 & 7pm

When an evil trio of bankers smells crude oil deposits under the picturesque Chaillot quarter of Paris, the neighborhood’s motley residents must rally to save all that’s beautiful and good in this madcap musical fable that, in 1969, made Jerry Herman the first composer-lyricist in history to have three shows running simultaneously on Broadway.

Now, two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy triumphantly revives Herman’s eccentric heroine Countess Aurelia to perform some of the composer’s sweetest and most sumptuous songs, including “I Don’t Want to Know,” “Kiss Her Now,” and “Each Tomorrow Morning.” A true hidden gem of the Broadway canon, this delightful romp directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Encores! Mack & Mabel) blends Herman’s trademark optimism with a dash of social critique and a soupçon of ecological urgency: a perfect blend for our times. 

Dear World is part of the 2023 Encores! season, our beloved, Tony-honored series of musical theater revivals helmed by Artistic Director Lear deBessonet, Producing Creative Director Clint Ramos, and Music Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell.

Check out the rest of the season: Lionel Bart’s Oliver! (May 3­­ – 14) and The Light in the Piazza (Jun 21 – 25).

Lionel Bart's Oliver!The Light in the Piazza

 

Interested in VIP seats? Join the President’s Council starting at $2,500 and receive access to premium seats and other special benefits throughout the season. Please call 212.763.1257 or email PresidentsCouncil@NYCityCenter.org for more information.

 

Casting and programming subject to change.

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Tickets

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Cast & Credits

Cast & Credits

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Based on The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux as adapted by Maurice Valency
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Directed and Choreographed by Josh Rhodes
Starring Donna Murphy

Encores! Artistic Leadership
Lear deBessonet | Artistic Director
Mary-Mitchell Campbell | Music Director
Clint Ramos | Producing Creative Director
Josh Clayton | Director of Music Administration & Score Restoration
Adrian Alea | Creative Associate

Creative Advisors
Camille A. Brown, Eisa Davis, and Robert O'Hara

Producer of Musical Theater
Jenny Gersten

Artists

Show Your Encores! Love

Show Your Encores! Love

For nearly 30 years we’ve watched our Encores! series bring a community together through a shared love of song and dance. Please consider making a gift today to support this beloved series.

Sponsors

Sponsors

LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR ENCORES!
Stacey and Eric Mindich Fund for Musical Theater

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CITY CENTER
Ford Foundation logo
Howard Gilman Foundation logo

ENCORES! SEASON SPONSORS
Roz and Jerry Meyer
The Shubert Foundation
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR ENCORES! IS PROVIDED BY
Margot and John Ernst
Marta Heflin Foundation
The Kaplen Brothers Fund
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
The Frederick Loewe Foundation
Daryl and Steven Roth
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc
The SHS Foundation
The Ted Snowdon Foundation

DEAR WORLD is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com

Art by Ben Wiseman

Related Events

Related Events

LIONEL BART'S OLIVER!
May 3 – 14, 2023

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
NEW DATES: Jun 21 – 25, 2023