The latest stars to sign on are Denis O'Hare, a Tony winner for Take Me Out, Erin Dilly, recently seen in The Boys from Syracuse at the Roundabout Theatre Company, and Norm Lewis, of The Wild Party, Amour and other shows. Previously announced to perform were Betty Buckley, Bebe Neuwirth, Andrea Martin, Marin Mazzie, Laura Benanti, Sandy Duncan, Emily Skinner, Harolyn Blackwell, Simone, Jason Danieley, Ron Raines, Walter Bobbie, Marc Kudisch and Jerry Zaks. The concerts will be directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele with musical direction by Rob Fisher.
The concerts will feature songs from an array of musicals that have been presented at City Center since its opening in 1943. Concertgoers can expect to hear tunes from Porgy and Bess, presented at City Center in 1943; Fiorello! (1962); Carousel (1957), Brigadoon (1962) and Finian's Rainbow (1966).
The Encores! Bash concerts will be presented Nov. 16 at 2 and 7:30 PM and again on Nov. 17 at 8 PM. Tickets — priced $25-$90 — are available at the City Center box office (West 55th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues) or by calling (212) 581-1212. Benefactor seats are also available, for $500 or $1,000. For more information visit www.citycenter.org.
As previously announced the City Center Encores! season will include Cole Porter's Can-Can, the Gershwins' Pardon My English and the crowd pleaser, Bye Bye Birdie.