PHOTO CALL: Encores! Turns 10: The Masterminds

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Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Kathleen Marshall and Rob Fisher got a good thing going in Encores! Marshall was artistic director of Encores! from 1996-2000 and is still director-in-residence, while Fisher is musical director for the popular musical reading series, conducting the Coffee Club Orchestra.

Encores! celebrates its tenth season at City Center in 2003 with Richard Rodgers and Samuel Taylor's No Strings, starring Vanessa Williams, The New Moon by Sigmund Romberg and House of Flowers by Harold Arlen. In the past 10 years, the musical concert series has revisited dozens of forgotten and underappreciated gems including Fiorello!; Wonderful Town; The Boys from Syracuse; Promises, Promises; Babes in Arms; On a Clear Day You Can See Forever; The Pajama Game; Bloomer Girl; A Connecticut Yankee; Carnival; Strike Up the Band; St. Louis Woman; and Chicago, which later transferred to Broadway, where it currently resides at the Shubert Theatre.

— By Christine Ehren