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[11/14/17 - 10:16 AM]
"Encore!," A One-Hour Musical Television Special from Kristen Bell, Premieres Sunday, December 10, on ABC
Executive producer Kristen Bell, who also appears, reunites the cast of a high school musical and asks them to perform it again twenty years later.

[via press release from ABC]

'ENCORE!,' A ONE-HOUR MUSICAL TELEVISION SPECIAL FROM KRISTEN BELL, PREMIERES SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, ON ABC

A one-hour musical television special, "Encore!," will premiere on The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, DEC. 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST). Executive producer Kristen Bell, who also appears, reunites the cast of a high school musical and asks them to perform it again twenty years later. Each former student reprises their role from their original production of Stephen Sondheim and James LaPine's Tony-winning musical, "Into the Woods" under the tutelage of Broadway directors, choreographers and voice coaches.

Bell said: "My first high school musical was a watershed moment, changing the way I experienced the world from thereafter and I often think, 'Wouldn't it be nice to re-live that?' I wanted to produce 'Encore!' to help others re-experience their days on stage and re-discover the distinct bonding that comes with high school theatre. Our show is about converging past dreams with present circumstances, and I hope viewers can laugh and see themselves among the insurance salesman, the pregnant woman and the rest of the classmates as they tackle Sondheim."

"Encore!" was created and is executive produced by Jason Cohen, with Kristen Bell, Alycia Rossiter, Will Gluck, Richard Schwartz, Jim Roush and Chris Wagner, also serving as executive producers. Anthony Carbone is editor and executive producer.

About Olive Bridge Entertainment

Olive Bridge Entertainment is a film, television and media production company based in Los Angeles, California, with overall deals at Sony Pictures and ABC Studios. Founded in 2010 by writer/director/producer Will Gluck, the company produced the Gluck-directed films "Easy A," "Friends with Benefits" and "Annie," as well as the Screen Gems remake "About Last Night." Gluck and Olive Bridge are currently in post-production on the upcoming live-action/animation hybrid family film "Peter Rabbit" for Columbia, which will be released in spring 2018. On the television side, Olive Bridge is a prolific comedy producer with credits including Michael J. Fox's television comeback for NBC, family sitcom "The McCarthys" for CBS, and the Annie-nominated Comedy Central animated series "Moonbeam City." In 2016, Olive Bridge began a joint venture with Sony and interactive media company EKO to produce a slate of digital interactive experiences and programming.

About The Roush Wagner Company:

The RWC is an award-winning, full-service production company with an impressive roster of clients and has become one of the fastest growing production companies in recent years. Since their inception less than two years ago, they have produced over a dozen shows, such as "Showtime At The Apollo," "Last Chance U," and "The 2016 MTV Movie Awards." Jim Roush and Chris Wagner, executive producers for The RWC, have a combined 35+ years of experience producing landmark television programs and multiple Emmy(R) wins.





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