Brent Barrett(Photo © Michael Portantiere)
Brent Barrett
(Photo © Michael Portantiere)
The cast of the 2005 City Center Encores! Bash, which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the births of Harold Arlen, Marc Blitzstein, Dorothy Fields, Frederick Loewe, and Jule Styne, has been announced.

The Bash will be held on November 21 and 22, directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford, with musical direction by Rob Fisher. It will feature performances by Brent Barrett, Debbie Gravitte, Harvey Fierstein, Anne Hathaway, Dick Latessa, Rebecca Luker, Patti LuPone, Leslie Uggams, Michael Arden, Kate Baldwin, and Noah Racey, with additional stars yet to be announced. Among the musicals scheduled to be sampled in the concert are Gypsy, Funny Girl, Bloomer Girl, Paint Your Wagon, Seesaw, The Cradle Will Rock, The Threepenny Opera, Gigi, Bells Are Ringing, High Button Shoes, and Brigadoon.

Three performances of the Bash are scheduled: Sunday, November 21 at 2pm and 7:30pm and Monday, November 22 at 8pm. Tickets range in price from $25 to $90. They are available at the City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues), by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, or through the website www.nycitycenter.org.