Encores! Inside the Revival | Into the Woods
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 12:32 pm EDT 04/21/21

Encores! Inside the Revival | Into the Woods episode released today

New York, NY/April 21, 2021 - New York City Center today premiered the final installment of Encores! Inside the Revival, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at City Center's upcoming production of Into the Woods with Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet and Encores! Producing Creative Director Clint Ramos.

The episode explores how the production will usher in a new annual tradition at City Center whereby the performance of a classic title will celebrate the ways musical theater connects us across generations. As an illustration of the breadth of community to be reflected in the production, the episode features performances by New York City public school students, as well as Broadway's Todd Almond, Laura Benanti, Philip Boykin , Judy Kuhn, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Donald Webber, Jr.

All Encores! Inside the Revival episodes stream for free on City Center's YouTube channel and website at NYCityCenter.org .

The first installment of the series, which premiered in November of 2020, features Emmy and Tony Award-winning artist Billy Porter (FX's Pose) who takes audiences through his reimagining of the 1997 Tony-nominated musical The Life, along with performances from Grammy-nominated artists Ledisi and Mykal Kilgore. View the episode here.

In the second episode, Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon and book adaptor Lydia Diamond give audiences an up-close look at the percussive heart of The Tap Dance Kid with the help of choreographer Jared Grimes and original Broadway cast member Dulé Hill (The West Wing). View the episode here.

The third episode revisits Love Life a year after the 2020 Encores! production was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Encores! Music Director Rob Berman, Consulting Producer for Musical Theater and previous Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel, and director Victoria Clark discuss their process of imagining the rarely seen 1948 musical. The episode also features performances from the cast of the 2020 production, including Kate Baldwin, Brandon Burks, Jonathan Christopher, John Edwards, John-Michael Lyles, Heath Saunders, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. View the episode here.
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