Encores! expands its mission and delivers a fantastic revival of a very popular musical. Lane Williamson reviews.
Billy Porter directs and revises a concert production of this 1997 musical with varying degrees of success, but a standout performance by Ledisi is worth any bumps along the way. Lane Williamson reviews.
Director Sammi Cannold’s vision works overtime to erase some of the ingrained misogyny in this classic musical. It’s mostly successful and features a revelatory performance from Solea Pfeiffer. Lane Williamson reviews.
Raúl Esparza and Brandon Uranowitz deliver magnetic performances in the Encores! Off-Center revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s musical about a con man and his brother. Lane Williamson reviews.
María Irene Fornés and Al Carmines lampoon the rich, law enforcement, and life in general in this forgotten absurdist musical revived by Encores! Off-Center in a hilarious, affecting production. Lane Williamson reviews.
Encores! Off-Center refashions this musical about the American workforce into a love letter to City Center. Lane Williamson reviews.
A dusty Jule Styne musical from 1947 inspired later works, but fails to make a case for its second life. Lane Williamson reviews.
Encores! revives a 1950s political satire, but its contemporary relevance is lacking and it isn’t much fun, either. Lane Williamson reviews.
The dancers are back on the line and as thrilling as ever in a new Encores! production. Lane Williamson reviews.
“Considerable trouble and considerable joy” in Encores! production of Big River. Lane Williamson reviews.