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New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of RUNAWAYS. Photo by Joan Marcus.
By Elizabeth Swado Directed by Sam PinkletonChoreographed by Ani TajCreative Adviser Jeanine Tesori
The Delacorte Theater in Central Park
In 1977, Elizabeth Swados approached Joe Papp about creating a new show made with, and about runaway youths of New York City-a group too often ignored and underestimated. Her musical would bring to life a powerful story of hope, loneliness, and humor among young people searching to find themselves. A champion of untold tales, Joe immediately commissioned the show and RUNAWAYS premiered at The Public in February 1978 before transferring to Broadway in May of the same year. The much-celebrated production went on to become a pillar of the musical theater canon and helped cement Swados as a visionary director and a legendary force in American musical theater.
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This production was initially produced by New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center in July 2016.Runaways is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
For a donation of $250, you can reserve seat for this FREE Encore Performance of RUNAWAYS on June 12.
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Season support provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.
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