There was a significant buzz around the New York City Center’s Gala in October 2016 when movie star Jake Gyllenhaal took on the leading role of Georges Seurat in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George. He had performed as Seymour for City Center’s Encores! presentation of Little Shop of Horrors […]Read More
Chilling Images for ASSASSINS at Encores!
Both New York City Center’s Encores! series and its near contemporary, Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, have appreciated in value and estimation since their premieres in the early 1990s. The mission of Encores! was to give obscure or overlooked musicals new life in one-week runs of semi-staged concert versions. In the early days, that meant actors on […]Read More
DO I HEAR A WALTZ? at New York City Center’s Encores! (May 11-15, 2016)
It’s been 51 years since the Leona of Do I Hear A Waltz? went to Venice to cry, but the (May 11-15, 2016) revival at New York City Center’s Encores! is a reason for the Sondheim fans who made it to the production to rejoice. While Do I Hear A Waltz? will not be […]Read More
Critics Weigh in on Encores! staging of Do I Hear A Waltz?
From May 11 to 15, New York City Center’s Encores! series presented a concert staging of Do I Hear A Waltz? by Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. The cast featured Melissa Errico as Leona Hamish, Richard Troxell as Renato De Rossi, joined by Claybourne Elder, Karen Ziemba and Sarah Stiles. Here are some excerpts of reviews of […]Read More