City Center announces new dates for Encores! The Light in the Piazza
Last Edit: Ann 12:16 pm EDT 09/23/22
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 12:15 pm EDT 09/23/22

City Center announces new performance dates for

Encores! The Light in the Piazza, June 21 – 25

September 23, 2022/New York, NY—New York City Center today announced new performance dates for Encores! The Light in the Piazza as part of the 2022 – 2023 season. Due to scheduling conflicts, the Tony Award-winning musical directed by Chay Yew and featuring Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles will run June 21 – 25, 2023 at New York City Center.

Heralded as a new direction for musical theater when it opened on Broadway, The Light in the Piazza (music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and book by Craig Lucas) won six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score for Guettel, who—following in the footsteps of his grandfather Richard Rodgers—brought surprising chromatic complexity to his lush, romantic songs, and took the adventurous step of including untranslated Italian lyrics and dialogue to better capture this cross-cultural love story.

Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King & I, City Center’s Sunday in the Park with George) returns to the New York stage as Margaret Johnson, a 1950s American mother touring Florence with her daughter and struggling to embrace undreamt-of opportunities in the shadow of a tragic accident. Buoyed by Guettel’s lush score, director Chay Yew (Cambodian Rock Band) transmutes the musical’s drama of encounter across barriers of language, culture, and ability into something as essential as it is revelatory.

Led by Artistic Director Lear deBessonet, Producing Creative Director Clint Ramos, and new Music Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, the 2023 Encores! Season also includes Dear World (Mar 15 – 19) and Lionel Bart’s Oliver! (May 3 – 14).

Tickets for all three Encores! productions start at $35 and go on sale at noon on Thursday, September 29 to members and to the general public on Thursday, October 6. Tickets can be purchased online at NYCityCenter.org, by calling 212.581.1212, or in person at the City Center Box Office. New York City Center is located at 131 W 55th St between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

Jun 21 – 25, 2023
Wed – Fri | 7:30pm
Sat 2 & 8pm | Sun 2 & 7pm

Book by Craig Lucas
Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co.
Owner of the original motion picture The Light In The Piazza
Based on the Novel by Elizabeth Spencer
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Directed by Chay Yew
Starring Ruthie Ann Miles

NEW YORK CITY CENTER has played a defining role in the cultural life of the city since 1943. The distinctive Neo-Moorish building was founded by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia as Manhattan’s first performing arts center with the mission of making the best in theater, dance, and music accessible to all audiences. This commitment continues today through celebrated dance and musical theater series like the Fall for Dance Festival and the Tony-honored Encores! series, as well as new dance series Artists at the Center and the City Center Dance Festival. Dedicated to a culture built on the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, City Center welcomes more than 300,000 annual visitors to experience internationally acclaimed artists on the same stage where legends like George Balanchine, Leonard Bernstein, Barbara Cook, José Ferrer, Martha Graham, and Paul Robeson made their mark. Home to a roster of renowned national and international companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (City Center’s Principal Dance Company) and Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center’s dynamic programming, art exhibitions, and studio events are complemented by education and community engagement programs that bring the performing arts to thousands of New York City students, teachers, and families every year, in all five boroughs. NYCityCenter.org

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