Bebe Neuwirth, Judy Kaye, Rob McClure and more will help Encores! celebrate its 20th Anniversary Gala on November 12. The one-night-only event, directed by Marc Bruni and featuring musical direction by Rob Berman, will star previously announced Tony nominees Raul Esparza and Kelli O’Hara, and feature many Broadway stars who have appeared in Encores! productions over the past two decades.
Also set to appear at the benefit are Walter Bobbie (Chicago), Victoria Clark (Follies), Tyne Daly (Call Me Madam), Christopher Fitzgerald (Finian’s Rainbow), Rebecca Luker (Where’s Charley?), Rob Fisher (The Apple Tree), Debbie Gravitte (Tenderloin), Jared Grimes ( Cotton Club Parade), Sarah Uriarte Berry (The Boys from Syracuse), Megan Sikora ( Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ) and Daniel J. Watts (The Wiz).
The evening will honor Stephanie and Fred Shuman and benefit New York City Center’s artistic and educational programs. The gala performances will be hosted at City Center with a post-performance dinner to follow at the Plaza Hotel.
Encores! upcoming season will include Cotton Club Parade, Fiorello!, It’s A Bird…It’s a Plane..It’s Superman and On Your Toes.