Free tickets are available for this performance. For information on how to access free tickets, see the Central Park, Digital Lottery, and at The Public boxes below.

Free Encore Performance of RUNAWAYS

Delacorte Theater

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

This event runs 90 minutes with no intermission

Free tickets are available for this performance. For information on how to access free tickets, see the Central Park, Digital Lottery, and at The Public boxes below. 

For a donation of $250, you can reserve a seat for this encore performance of RUNAWAYS. Click here to make a donation.

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.

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.

Photo by Steve Brown

RUNAWAYS
By Elizabeth Swados
Directed by Sam Pinkleton
Choreographed by Ani Taj
Music Director: Kris Kukul
Creative Adviser: Jeanine Tesori