"FringeNYC Encores" to Extend Best-of-Fest Shows for September Run

News   "FringeNYC Encores" to Extend Best-of-Fest Shows for September Run New York International Fringe Festival fans need not fret if they haven't caught every show before the end of the two-week annual downtown event as a new annual series "FringeNYC Encores" begins Sept. 5.

With more than 200 shows appearing at FringeNYC, producers John Pinckard and Britt Lafield (Never Swim Alone) are giving a second chance for audiences to see "some of the Festival's favorite shows," reads the "FringeNYC Encores" announcement. "One of the great thing about FringeNYC is that it creates this unique atmosphere in which really exciting work can get a level of attention that would otherwise be impossible," says producer Pinckard. "The unavoidable downside is that just as your word-of-mouth has caught fire, your run is over. We wanted to give a handful of worthy shows a chance to be seen by more people. These actors, directors, writers and designers have all worked so hard and deserve an encore."

Running through Sept. 24, the new annual series will present ten works in rotating repertory at two downtown venues from the festival that "have either been audience favorites, lauded by critics, or both." Shows, venues and performance times will be announced Aug. 30, according to spokespersons.

Tickets to "FringeNYC Encores" will be $18 and go on sale Sept. 1 through (212) 352 3101. For more information, visit www.fringenyc-encores.com.