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“1776" and Rare Sondheim Musical Make Up New York City Center’s 2016 Encores! Season

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    One of Stephen Sondheim's first musicals will be part of New York City Center's 2016 Encores! season.

    There’s good news for audiences hungry for another musical about the founding fathers after seeing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton.”

    “1776,” Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone’s classic musical about the early days of the Continental Congress, will return to the the Big Apple, as part of New York City Center’s 2016 Encores! season.

    The Tony-winning show, which opened on Broadway in 1969 and was turned into a 1972 film, will run March 30 through April 3, 2016.

    “We felt it would be an especially enjoyable moment to look at this wonderful show,” said Encores! artistic director Jack Viertel. “It may also start a few conversations, which, in the theater, we always hope to do.”

    “1776” will be the second show of the 2016 Encores! season. The 1940 musical “Cabin in the Sky” will kick off the season, running from Feb. 10 through Feb. 14, 2016. Featuring music by Vernon Duke, lyrics by John La Touche and a book by Lynn Root, the musical, which tells a fable-like tale of a battle between good and evil, is known for celebrating the African American experience in music and dance.

    One of Stephen Sondheim’s first musicals, “Do I Hear a Waltz?,” will close out the Encores! season. The only collaboration between Sondheim (lyrics), and Richard Rodgers (music), has not bee seen on a large New York stage since its original Broadway run in 1965.

    Based on the Arthur Laurents play “The Time of the Cuckoo,” “Do I Hear a Waltz?” follows an American woman who finds love on a trip to Venice. It will run at City Center from May 11 through May 15, 2016.

    Subscriptions to New York City Center’s Encores! program go on sale July 17. Individual tickets go on sale to the general public Oct. 5. Visit www.NYCityCenter.org for more information.

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