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New York City Center
and Nel Shelby Productions present...
 

SUTTON FOSTER
BRING ME TO LIGHT

 
 
     
Music Director:
Michael Rafter
Directed by:
Leigh Silverman
Creative Producer:
Jeanine Tesori
 
 
Starring:
 
Sutton Foster
Raúl Esparza
Joaquina Kalukango
Kelli O'Hara
Wren Rivera
 
 

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ABOUT

Sutton Foster takes over City Center-filling it with her indomitable spirit for a concert with friends celebrating their connections to the historic theater and reflecting on the challenges facing all of us in this time. Through a collection of solos, duets, and group numbers, the cast enlivens the theater with the hope of things to come.
 

 

Song List

“Cockeyed Optimist”/ “Everybody Says Don’t” / “Yes”

Performed by Sutton Foster
Michael Rafter, Piano
Matt Hinkley, Guitar

“I’m Beginning to See the Light”

Performed by Sutton Foster
Michael Rafter, Piano
Matt Hinkley, Ukulele

“With So Little to Be Sure Of”

Performed by Raúl Esparza and Sutton Foster
Michael Rafter, Piano
Matt Hinkley, Guitar

“Slap That Bass”

Performed by Sutton Foster
Michael Rafter, Piano
Matt Hinkley, Guitar
Leo Huppert, Bass

“Lay Down Your Head”

Performed by Sutton Foster
Jeanine Tesori, Piano

“The Life of the Party”

Performed by Joaquina Kalukango
Michael Rafter, Piano
Matt Hinkley, Guitar

“How to Handle a Woman”/“Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’”

Performed by Sutton Foster
Michael Rafter, Piano
Matt Hinkley, Guitar

“Here I Am”

Performed by Wren Rivera
Michael Rafter, Piano

“Answer Me”

Performed by Sutton Foster
Michael Rafter, Piano
Matt Hinkley, Guitar

“Hey, Look Me Over”

Performed by Sutton Foster
Michael Rafter, Piano
Matt Hinkley, Guitar

“Both Sides Now”

Performed by Sutton Foster and Kelli O’Hara
Michael Rafter, Piano
Matt Hinkley, Guitar

“The Impossible Dream”

Performed by Sutton Foster
Michael Rafter, Piano
Matt Hinkley, Guitar

“Cockeyed Optimist”/ “Take Me to the World”/ “Bring Me to Light”

Performed by Sutton Foster, Raúl Esparza,
Joaquina Kalukango, Kelli O’Hara, and Wren Rivera
Michael Rafter, Piano
Matt Hinkley, Guitar

CREATIVE TEAM

Leigh Silverman

Director

Michael Rafter

Music Director

Jeanine Tesori

Creative Producer

Amith Chandrashake

Lighting Design

Scott Lehrer

Sound Design

Cody Renard Richard

Production Stage Manager

Matt Hinkley

Guitar

Leo Huppert

Bass

PHOTOS





Photo Credit: Christopher Dugan

SPONSORS

LEADERSHIP SUPPORT

Stacey and Eric Mindich Fund for Musical Theater
 

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CITY CENTER

Ford Foundation
Howard Gilman Foundation
JLGreene Arts Access Fund
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

 

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR MUSICAL THEATER AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER

Roz and Jerry Meyer
The Shubert Foundation
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR MUSICAL THEATER AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER

Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation
Herman Goldman Foundation
Marta Heflin Foundation
The Kaplen Brothers Fund
The Frederick Loewe Foundation
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The SHS FoundationThe Ted Snowdon Foundation

NOTE

Safety for our artists, staff, and crew is our first priority. All rehearsals and performances are executed in strict adherence to rigorous health and safety protocols under guidance from medical consultants and in accordance with all government and union guidelines.

ABOUT CITY CENTER

NEW YORK CITY CENTER has played a defining role in the cultural life of the city since 1943 when it was founded by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia with the mission to make the best in the performing arts accessible to all. The distinctive neo-Moorish theater welcomes 300,000 visitors annually to experience internationally acclaimed artists on the same stage where legends like George Balanchine, Leonard Bernstein, and Barbara Cook made their mark. Its landmark 75th Anniversary Season (2018 – 2019) paid tribute to this rich history while celebrating the institution’s singular role in the arts today.

For more than 25 years, the treasured, Tony-honored Encores! series has given new life to the American musical theater canon, complemented in recent years by the Encores! Off-Center series, which brings today’s innovative artists into contact with groundbreaking musicals from the more recent past. Dance continues to be an integral part of the institution’s mission through programs like the annual Fall for Dance Festival, which exposes a new audience to an international array of artists by offering subsidized tickets for the price of a movie ticket.

City Center is also home to a roster of renowned national and international companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (City Center’s Principal Dance Company) and Manhattan Theatre Club. Through its robust education and community programs, City Center brings the performing arts to over 11,000 New York City students, teachers, and families each year and activates all areas of the building with talks, master classes, art exhibitions, and intimate performances that provide audiences an up-close look at the work of the great theater and dance artists of our time

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