New York City Center Announces 2017-18 Encores! Season
Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale will reunite for a concert production of Brigadoon.
New York City Center has announced the lineup of productions set for its 2017-18 season.
As previously announced, the concert production of Brigadoon will begin on November 15 with the New York City Center annual gala honoring City Center cochair Stacey Mindich. The show will offer seven performances, running through November 19. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the show will star former Bridges of Madison County costars Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, and will feature Robert Fairchild.
In spring 2018, the Encores! series, led by artistic director Jack Viertel and music director Rob Berman, will celebrate its 25th anniversary season, beginning with an original Encores! production Hey, Look Me Over!, a showcase of songs and scenes from beloved musicals that Encores! hasn't gotten to yet.
Grand Hotel, which follows the comings and goings of the colorful patrons of postwar Berlin's most prestigious hotel, will follow in March. The season will close with the 1937 music-hall comedy Me and My Girl, the first Encores! show to have originated on London's West End rather than Broadway.
The Encores! Off-Center series will return in summer 2018 as well, under the leadership of artistic director Michael Friedman. Programming for the 2018 Off-Center season will be announced at a later date.