Runaways by Liz Swados: Review, Photographs, Videos

Now, 38 years after that its Broadway run – and six months after Swados’ death at the age of 64 – Runaways has been revived as part of Encores Off Center, the summer version of the long-running Encores! concert series at New York City Center. Directed by Sam Pinkleton and choreographed by Ani Taj, both of whom were students of Swados, this production of Runaways showcases a talented and energetic cast of 25, all between the ages of 12 and 19, as they present some three dozen songs and monologues over the course of 90 intense minutes.
Seeing the production four decades later is a revelation in several ways.

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Cast & Credits

Book, Lyrics, and Music by Elizabeth Swados

Choreography by Ani Taj

Music Director Chris Fenwick
Directed by Sam Pinkleton

Starring Frenie Acoba, Sumaya Bouhbal, Kenneth Cabral, Maxwell Cabral, Taylor Caldwell, Sophia Anne Caruso, Xavier Casimir, Joshua DeJesus, Adleesa Edwards, Aidan Gemme, Reyna Guerra, Matthew Gumley, Christina Jimenez, Kylie McNeill, Cele Pahucki, Sam Poon, Siena Rafter, Claudia Ramirez, Ren, MJ Rodriguez, Deandre Sevon, Jeremy Shinder, Ripley Sobo, Chris Sumpter, and Maxwell Vice

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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