At this point, especially where this spring has been concerned, returning audiences should be used to the formula for an Encores! selected show: A gossamer-thin plot, a charming but forgettable score, and dialogue that may fail to land even with New York City Center’s chief demographic of the affluent, elderly, and Caucasian. Still, as a reputable series with City Center’s resources, Encores!... Read more
High Button Shoes
New York City Center concludes its 2019 Encores! season with the 1947 romp High Button Shoes, featuring music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn, and a book by Stephen Longstreet.
Performances take place at New York City Center's Mainstage.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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High Button Shoes is a springtime romp that contains, among other treasures, Jerome Robbins’ Mack Sennett-style ballet, set to the Jule Styne-Sammy Cahn song “On a Sunday by the Sea,” which created ten minutes of complete mayhem that included bathing beauties, Keystone Kops, mustachioed crooks, and, for no particular reason anyone could determine, a dancing gorilla. All this and more—yes, even the Rutgers football team—feature in this adventure of a traveling con-man caught up in small town rural New Jersey.