Why See High Button Shoes?
The 1947 Tony Winner
Every year, the New York City Center show some love to some underappreciated musical gems with Encores!, a series of three strictly-limited revivals of Broadway shows that deserve a reappraisal.
High Button Shoes' one and only Broadway run came in 1947, with a cast that included Phil Silvers. An upbeat musical packed to the brim with colorful characters and catchy Styne and Cahn numbers, its story centers on a family whose world is upended when they cross paths with two eccentric con-men.
Perhaps the show's most memorable moment comes with a long ensemble dance number, choreographed by the legendary Jerome Robbins. It's a sequence which won Robbins his first Tony Award, and will undoubtedly be the central part of this revival.
Opening night: 8 May 2019
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Cast and Creative
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Book by Stephen Longstreet
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel
Encores! Music Director Rob Berman
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