Runaways

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In 1977, Elizabeth Swados spent several months observing and interviewing child runaways before shaping their stories, fears, and fantasies into a musical. A deeply unconventional work in its day, Runaways feels like the funkiest, most heartbreaking mixtape ever to come out of a 1970s boom box, packed with reggae anthems, hip-hop, soul-food lullabies, and spoken-word poetry. Cast largely with students from throughout the five boroughs, the Encores! Off-Center production of Runaways will honor the crowning achievement of a theater visionary who was ferocious, inspiring, and left us far too soon.

Visit the Runaways website:

http://www.nycitycenter.org/tickets/productionNew.aspx?performanceNumber=9771#.Vr41ufkrJpg

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Runaways - Jul 7, 2016

The Cast of Runaways Remembers Elizabeth Swados in the Rehearsal Room - Jun 22, 2016

Alan Menken, Lisa Kron, and More Set for Encores! Off-Center Lobby Project - Jun 20, 2016

Sophia Anne Caruso, Aidan Gemme, MJ Rodriguez, and More Set for Runaways - May 25, 2016

City Center to Hold Open Call for Encores! Off-Center Production of Runaways - Mar 15, 2016

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