New York City Center’s 2018 Encores! Off-Center season will kick off June 27 with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World. We took a peak inside rehearsals in advance of the concert staging; check out the video above.
Songs for a New World will run June 27–30 with direction by Kate Whoriskey. The cast will be made up of Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Colin Donnell (Violet), Mykal Kilgore (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert), and Solea Pfeiffer (Hamilton).
The staging, with musical direction by Tom Murray, will feature choreography by Rennie Harris, who will also incorporate an ensemble of dancers into the song cycle.
As previously announced, Encores! Off-Center's summer lineup will continue with the late Michael Friedman's Gone Missing, with a cast featuring Taylor Mac and Susan Blackwell (July 11 and 12), and Micki Grant and Vinnette Carroll's Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope (July 25–28).
Tickets can be purchased online at NYCityCenter.org or by calling (212) 581-1212.