New York City Center celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Tony Award–winning Encores! series Nov. 12 with a Gala Benefit starring Raúl Esparza and Kelli O’Hara and featuring performers who have starred in Encores! productions over the past two decades.
The benefit will help fund New York City Center's artistic and education programs.
The gala, honoring Stephanie and Fred Shuman, began at 6 PM with cocktails at City Center followed by the show at 7 PM and a post-performance dinner in The Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel (58th Street at Fifth Avenue).
Gala co-chairs were Patricia and Jesse Lovejoy, Stacey and Eric Mindich, and Robin and Fred Seegal.
Raúl Esparza, Kelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Rob McClure and More Celebrate 20 Years of Encores!