PHOTO CALL: Raúl Esparza, Kelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Rob McClure and More Celebrate 20 Years of Encores!
13 Nov 2012
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.
Directed by Marc Bruni, the evening also boasted performances by Sarah Uriarte Berry, Walter Bobbie, Victoria Clark, Tyne Daly, Rob Fisher, Debbie Gravitte, Joel Grey, Jared Grimes, Judy Kaye, Rebecca Luker, Rob McClure, Megan Sikora and Daniel J. Watts. The artists will be accompanied by the Encores! Orchestra under the musical direction of Rob Berman.
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.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Buy One, Get One Free!
The Rockettes® dazzle in brilliant dance numbers and Radio City® shines with the joy of the season.
Follow Santa on his sleigh ride, see ice skaters swirl across the stage, and catch a snowflake or two
in this immersive theatrical experience like no other. And this year, delight in the magic of Santa’s enchanted toy factory! We’re bringing back a fan favorite to Santa’s workshop, with charming ragdolls that come to life.