Former Encores! artistic director Kathleen Marshall, who recently won a Tony Award for Best Choreography for the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes, will direct the Oct. 25 gala performance marking the reopening of New York City Center following major renovations.
The gala event will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
With a nod to the building's 1943 dedication ceremony when Mayor LaGuardia conducted the New York Philharmonic, Mayor Bloomberg will take the stage to conduct the Encores! orchestra.
The show, directed by Marshall, will celebrate New York City Center with performances, reminiscences and tributes by stars of dance and theatre. Participants will be announced at a later date.
The renovation, designed by Ennead Architects, LLP (formerly Polshek Partnership), has "transformed the landmark building into a contemporary cultural center complete with modern amenities and enhanced historic details, from the mezzanine lobby’s painted ceiling and murals to the auditorium’s arabesque dome," according to City Center.
For further information and updates on the renovation visit www.NYCityCenter.org.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You