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Presented by New York City Center since 1994, Encores!
City Center is especially known as a performing home for several major dance companies as well as the Encores! musical theater series and the Fall for Dance Festival.

Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre

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Encores! is a Tony-honored concert series dedicated to performing rarely heard American musicals, usually with their original orchestrations.

Kristin Chenoweth

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She has also appeared in five City Center Encores!, Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions.

Tyne Daly

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She appeared as Sally Adams in the City Center Encores! staged concert of Call Me Madam in February 1995.

Laura Benanti

The first musical in the series was Gypsy, starring Patti LuPone, Boyd Gaines, and Laura Benanti.
In July 2007, Benanti played in a three-week limited run of the musical Gypsy in the Encores! staged concert production at the New York City Center as Louise, alongside Patti LuPone as Rose and Boyd Gaines as Herbie.

Chicago (musical)

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The series has spawned nineteen cast recordings and numerous Broadway transfers, including Kander and Ebb's Chicago, which is now the second longest-running musical in Broadway history.
City Center Encores! series presented Chicago in concert in May 1996.

Stephen Bogardus

He was featured in the City Center concert series Encores! in Sweet Adeline (1997) and Allegro as Joseph Taylor Jr. (1994).

Patti LuPone

The first musical in the series was Gypsy, starring Patti LuPone, Boyd Gaines, and Laura Benanti.
LuPone has performed in numerous New York concert productions of musicals including Pal Joey with Peter Gallagher and Bebe Neuwirth, Annie Get Your Gun with Peter Gallagher, Sweeney Todd with George Hearn in both New York and San Francisco, Anything Goes with Howard McGillin, Can-Can with Michael Nouri for City Center Encores!, Candide with Kristin Chenoweth, Passion with Michael Cerveris and Audra McDonald and Gypsy with Boyd Gaines and Laura Benanti for City Center Encores!.

Jerry Zaks

He directed the City Center Encores! productions of Girl Crazy (November 2009), Stairway to Paradise (May 2007), and Bye Bye Birdie (May 2004).

Marin Mazzie

In the 2006 Encores! presentation of Kismet at New York City Center, the Variety reviewer wrote: "Mazzie steals the comic thunder with a delicious turn as the glamorous Slut of the Casbah (Lalume), lewdly checking out the tasty man-slaves and happily playing along with Hajj's trickery, simply because he's hot. Looking dynamite in a flashy gold Donatella-goes-Mesopotamian number and a soufflé of blond curls, Mazzie's campy delivery of 'Not Since Nineveh' and the beyond-jaded 'Bored' succeeds in briefly raising the temperature of the otherwise tepid brew."

Stephen Sondheim

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has revived shows by Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim, among many others.
Sondheim collaborated with Wynton Marsalis on A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair, an Encores! concert on November 13–17, 2013 at New York City Center.


A staged concert production of Fiorello! was performed at the first Encores! at the New York City Center concert series in February 1994.

Allegro (musical)

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In March 1994 a staged concert version was presented by New York City Center Encores!, with a cast that included Stephen Bogardus (Joseph Taylor, Jr.), Karen Ziemba and Jonathan Hadary.

Danny Rutigliano

He played the title role of Fiorello LaGuardia in the musical Fiorello! in the Encores! staged concert at New York City Center in January and February 2013.

Lady in the Dark

A New York City Center Encores! semi-staged concert was produced in New York in May 1994 with Christine Ebersole.

Christine Baranski

Other Broadway credits include: Hurlyburly, The House of Blue Leaves, Rumors (for which she won her second Tony), Regrets Only, Nick & Nora, and the Encores! concert staging of Follies.

Brian Stokes Mitchell

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He appeared in the New York City Center Encores! staged concert productions of Jule Styne's Do Re Mi (1999), Bob Merrill's Carnival! (2002), Kismet (2006) and The Band Wagon in 2014.

Miriam Shor

Shor played Madelaine True in the Encores! production of The Wild Party at the New York City Center July 15–18, 2015 alongside Younger co-star Sutton Foster.

Heather Headley

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In 1999, she appeared in the Encores! staged concert production of Do Re Mi, with Nathan Lane, Randy Graff, and Brian Stokes Mitchell.


La Chanze
In June and July 2009, she played the role of "Glinda" in the City Center Encores! staged Summer Stars concert production of The Wiz.

Out of This World (musical)

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The Encores! New York City Center Series concert production ran from March 30 – April 1, 1995, directed by Mark Brokaw with choreography by John Carrafa.

Fred Ebb

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Though rumors of a film production directed again by Fosse were heard, the show was revived in 1996 as part of the Encores! staged concert series.

Idina Menzel

Following the success of Rent, Menzel released her first solo album entitled Still I Can't Be Still on Hollywood Records, Menzel also originated the role of Dorothy in Summer of '42 at Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut, starred as Sheila in the New York City Center Encores! production of Hair and appeared on Broadway as Amneris in Aida.

Burke Moses

Moses has appeared in several New York City Center Encores! staged concert versions of musicals: DuBarry Was a Lady (1996), Lil' Abner (1998), and The New Moon (2003).