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High Button Shoes

Closed May 12, 2019

Two con-men cause havoc in this Tony-winning musical

Why See High Button Shoes?

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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.

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Opening night: 8 May 2019

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Cast and Creative


Michael Urie as Harrison Floy
Kevin Chamberlin as Mr. Pondue
Betsy Wolf as Sara Longstreet
Aidan Alberto as Stevie
Jennifer Allen as Shirley Simpkins
Carla Duren as Fran
Chester Gregory as Papa Longstreet
Mylinda Hull as Nancy
Marc Koeck as Oggle
Matt Loehr as Uncle Willy
Wayne Pretlow as Elmer Simpkins

Ward Billeisen, Sam Bolen, Colin Cunliffe, Nicholas Cunningham, Taeler Elyse Cyrus, Christine DiGiallondardo, Michael Everett, Ta'Nika Gibson, Berklea Going, Marc Heitzman, Leah Horowitz, Caijai Fellows Johnson, Robin Masella, Skye Mattox, Kaitlin Mesh, Justin Packard, Nathan Riley, Blakely Slaybaugh, George Slotin, Madison Stratton and Shaun-Avery Williams


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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