That's Entertainment? The Band Wagon Comes to City Center

November 3, 2014 6:20 PM

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I've never been clear where the idea of Encores! special events originated. The Encores! series started with the purpose of presenting old, neglected musicals. Now, in addition to that, Encores! presents new musicals under its umbrella. These "special events" are looked at by those in the industry as basically pre-Broadway tryouts. The concept seems odd to me. But that doesn't mean I'm any less excited to see these shows -- I enjoy new musicals with a classical slant. And I'm really looking forward to seeing The Band Wagon, running November 6-16 at City Center. First, I've long been waiting for Tracey Ullman to return to the New York stage. She is one of my favorite comedic actresses. Every once and a while I hear her name floated for something, but I've never actually seen her onstage. This is my chance. Plus, the theater folks joining her are pretty great too.

I've never been clear where the idea of Encores! special events originated. The Encores! series started with the purpose of presenting old, neglected musicals. Now, in addition to that, Encores! presents new musicals under its umbrella. These "special events" are looked at by those in the industry a...

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