Encores! Season to Feature Bells Are Ringing, Lost in the Stars and Where's Charley?

News   Encores! Season to Feature Bells Are Ringing, Lost in the Stars and Where's Charley?
The 18th season of the City Center Encores! series, which presents musicals in a staged concert format, has been announced.

The season will kick off Nov. 18 with the 1956 Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green musical Bells Are Ringing. Performances will continue through Nov. 21. In Bells Are Ringing — with music by Styne and book and lyrics by Comden and Green — "a lonely girl who runs an answering service falls for a client she has met only by voice, and typical 1950s mayhem ensues."

The season will continue with Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's Lost in the Stars, which runs Feb. 3-6, 2011. The musical is based on Alan Paton's novel, "Cry, the Beloved Country."

The season will conclude March 17-20, 2011, with Frank Loesser and George Abbott's Where's Charley? The musical, Abbott's adaptation of Brandon Thomas' college farce, Charley's Aunt, boasted Loesser's first Broadway score.

Casting and creative teams will be announced at a later date.

Jack Viertel is artistic director of the Encores! series; Rob Berman is music director. Tickets for Encores! 2010-11 season go on sale Sept. 7, 2010, at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th avenues), through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212, or online at www.NYCityCenter.org. Tickets for the Orchestra, Grand Tier and Mid-Mezzanine are $100; tickets for the Rear Mezzanine and Front Gallery are $50; tickets for the Rear Gallery are $25.

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