City Center's upcoming Encores! slate will feature Irving Berlin, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse's Call Me Madam (running February 6–10, 2019); Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's I Married an Angel, choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and starring his fiancée, New York City Ballet’s Sara Mearns (March 20–24); and Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, and Stephen Longstreet's High Button Shoes (May 8–12).
This fall, the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line will head to New York City Center as the organization’s annual gala presentation. Performances, helmed by the original production’s co-choreographer Bob Avian and cast member/dance captain Baayork Lee, will run November 14–18. Patrick Vaccariello will serve as music director.
Next season's programming, celebrating City Center's 75th anniversary, will also include the retrospective series Balanchine: The City Center Years. The programs, scheduled for October 31 through November 4, will highlight dance pieces by George Balanchine created for New York City Ballet's early days at City Center. Companies scheduled to take part include City Ballet, London's Royal Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and the Joffrey Ballet.
The dance-focused roster also includes the 15th Fall for Dance Festival, featuring world premieres from artists including Gemma Bond, Sonya Tayeh, and Carousel Tony nominee Justin Peck (October 1–13), the return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (November 28–December 30), and Michelle Dorrance and her company Dorrance Dance (March 28–30).