Jack Viertel's Broadway Lullaby
As artistic director of the Encores series at New York's City Center, Jack Viertel is the go-to guy for one of New York's hottest musical-theater tickets. Encores revives vintage Broadway musicals in limited runs, with minimal staging and actors reading from scripts. The latest Encores, Stairway to Paradise, stars Kristin Chenoweth in an homage to the musical revue; it runs May 10 to May 14. Viertel, who's also creative director for the Jujamcyn Theaters group, has been instrumental in bringing shows as diverse as M. Butterfly, Jelly's Last Jam, and The Producers to Broadway.