Raśl Esparza, Kelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Tyne Daly and More Celebrate Encores! 20th Anniversary Nov. 12
By Andrew Gans
New York City Center celebrates 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 boasts 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, begins 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 are Patricia and Jesse Lovejoy, Stacey and Eric Mindich, and Robin and Fred Seegal.
Show-only tickets are $30, $50 and $115 and can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), through CityTix at (212) 581-1212, or online at NYCityCenter.org. Benefit tickets are available at $5,000; $2,500; $1,500 and $500 per person. Tables of 10 are available at $100,000, $50,000 and $25,000. For additional information and reservations, call (212) 763-1205.
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