The 12th annual Fringe Encore Series will be the first year the series expands to include shows from Adelaide, Brighton, Edinburgh, Hollywood and Winnipeg Fringe Festivals. What is the Fringe Encore Series? We became a little frustrated after years of seeing buzz generated behind several Fringe shows, having seen them sell out all their festival performances (and turn away people at the door) then finding them not being able to find the backing or a space to extend their production. We decided to do something about it. The historic SoHo Playhouse will produce a festival extending these worthy productions called Fringe Encore Series. The Encore Series aims to bring these shows to a wider audiences by celebrating their success. We make this a reality by working with the shows providing visiting companies, a venue, press representation, technical support, advertising and marketing along with offering developmental advice for each production. Past audiences, along with critics and industry, have found the series to be one of the finest ways to discover emerging companies and writers.The Series gives these best fringe shows from around the world an opportunity to be seen by the best audiences in the world, here in New York City.
Running September and October 2017 this year’s series will present a selection of audience favorites and critical successes selected by a host of theatrical producers, directors and promoters from the top Off Broadway theatres in New York. past productions in the series, such as Drama Desk Nominees Krapp 39 from FringeNYC 2008, Jamaica Farewell FringeNYC 2009 and Rap Guide To Religion from Edinburgh Fringe 2015 have gone on to extensive Off-Broadway runs and international success. This year's winners: