The performers include Brent Barrett, Debbie Gravitte, Harvey Fierstein, Anne Hathaway, Dick Latessa, Rebecca Luker, Patti LuPone, Leslie Uggams, Michael Arden, Kate Baldwin and Noah Racey. Together, the artists will will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of five songwriters: Harold Arlen, Marc Blitzstein, Dorothy Fields, Frederick Loewe and Jule Styne.
The musicals spotlighted will include Gypsy, Funny Girl, Bloomer Girl, Paint Your Wagon, See-Saw, The Cradle Will Rock, The Threepenny Opera, Gigi, Bells Are Ringing, High Button Shoes and Brigadoon. "Encores! Bash" will be directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford with music direction by Rob Fisher.
Tickets, priced at $25-$90, are now available at the Box Office (West 55th Street between Sixth and Seventh Aves.), by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212, or on-line at www.nycitycenter.org.