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New York City Center Theater

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Address: 131 W. 55th St, Between 6th and 7th, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 212/581-1212
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Description: Legendary live theatre venue known for presenting contemporary dramas.

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Encores is routinely some of the best musical theater in NYC

Set in one of the most delightful architectural gems in midtown,, the encores program brings back wonderful Broadway musicals that have not been around for decades, casts them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Set in one of the most delightful architectural gems in midtown,, the encores program brings back wonderful Broadway musicals that have not been around for decades, casts them with major stores for 4 or 5 days and does ann orchestra on stage. We see the whole series every year and recommend it to all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very interesting history this venue has. Dramatic Moorish / Morroccan design with fine details. Very interesting & eclectic program from ballet & opera to drama & experimental performances. Balcony is steep & offers great view of ballets, but I always prefer front rows of Orchestra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Was at City Center to see The Wild Party, an Encores off off center production. My first time attending a show at this theater and I was not disappointed. Seat was in the Grand Tier, just one level above Orchestra - center right. Perfect for sound quality and action on the stage. Two gentlemen in front of me were using... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went to this theatre to see Sequence 8. The theatre itself is beautiful. We were sited in the mezzanine, the view from there was perfect and the seats comfortable. Great afternoon!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Saw Bjork here, the venue was great and sound was great and the majority of the staff were on good form and helpful. BUT when the first person you speak to in a venue acts as much of a snob as the bow tied gentleman who provided our tickets did it leaves abit of a sour taste. We picked up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went to New York City Center to see the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and it was such a lovely experience. The center is visually appealing, and our seats in the Orchestra section were great. We were very comfortable and not at all cramped like we've experienced in some theaters. The venue was the perfect setting for the performance, and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We saw Dance Theater Of Harlem perform at City Center. The Classic DTH program was showing. Loved parts, liked parts. Loved the night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

NYC Center Theater is a very intimate theater and has a modern feel. You can enjoy a drink at the bar before the show starts and unwind at the small lounge. With Manhattan Theater Project's 30 under 30 program, I was able to score second row seats for a great price. The World of Extreme Happiness follows a young Chinese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very nice choreographed. I really enjoyed the sounds of Cuba. The dancers were magnificent. Especially the puppet dance. A beautiful evening.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This play was about a fictional young Chinese girl born into poverty in a rural village who moved to the city and worked as a janitor in a factory. There was discontent in the factory among the workers and she got caught up in the controversy. It starred Jennifer Lim, whom I saw in Chinglish on Broadway, Telly Leung (Godspell... More 

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