New York City Center honored Walter Bobbie, Kathleen Marshall and Jack Viertel in a benefit celebration hosted by Christopher Fitzgerald on Monday, April 4 at The Plaza Hotel. Highlights from City Center's acclaimed Encores! series were recreated by a star-studded cast that included Jason Danieley, Christopher Fitzgerald, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth and Emily Skinner, accompanied by members of The Encores! Orchestra under the musical direction of Rob Berman. The evening benefited New York City Center's artistic and education programs.
Walter Bobbie, Kathleen Marshall and Jack Viertel, past and present artistic directors of City Center's Tony Award-winning Encores! series, have helped make Encores! the acclaimed and enduring success it is today. Christopher Fitzgerald, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Marin Mazzie and Emily Skinner have all starred in past Encores! productions.
Guests included Ted Chapin, Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody, Barry and Fran Weissler, Alexander Bernstein, Maurice Dubois, Ira Weitzman, Tom Viertel, David Ives, Maxwell Caulfield, Juliet Mills, and co-chairs Sherry and Stephen Jacobs, Monica and Raymond A. Lamontagne, Patricia W. and Jesse Robert Lovejoy and Stephanie and Fred Shuman.
Photo Credit: Stephanie Berger
Barry Weissler, Bebe Neuwirth, Fran Weissler, Walter Bobbie
Cast of City Center Gala
James Naughton, Mandy Patinkin, Kathryn Grody
Jason Danieley, Kathleen Marshall, Marin Mazzie
Rob Berman, Arlene Shuler, Jack Viertel
Walter Bobbie, Kathleen Marshall, Jack Viertel