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American Ballet Theatre

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Address: 890 Broadway #3, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: 212/477-3030
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Description: The world-renowned American Ballet Theatre presents 19th-century classics...
The world-renowned American Ballet Theatre presents 19th-century classics (during summer months) at two venues: Metropolitan Opera and City Center.
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What a sensational performance of Cinderella. Opening night was like it had been performed thousands of times. The casting was exceptional, the staging amazing and just the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Rozelle, Australia

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Rozelle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

What a sensational performance of Cinderella. Opening night was like it had been performed thousands of times. The casting was exceptional, the staging amazing and just the overall feel, wow. I took a friend who had never seen a professional ballet before and she was blown away

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Our favorite summer event in NYC is the ABT at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. Last night's Cinderella, first choreography by F. Ashton in 1948, was excellent and the music of Prokofiev was beautifully performed by a full orchestra. Tickets are very reasonably priced and the entire Lincoln Center experience is a very elegant evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We went here in July to see Cinderella and what a fantastic production it was. The Lincoln Centre is beautiful and a great venue for this type of production. The costumes and set design as well as the choreography were fantastic. The casts will always vary in standard but there were some standouts. Cassandra Trenary as the Fairy Spring and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We attended the June 25, 2015 performance of Swan Lake at the Met. It was the Most spectacular performance I have ever attended. If you are looking for a ballet with lovely costumes, the most exquisite dances EVER, and a lovely locations - this is it. We were transported into the story and hated to see the evening end. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We went to Romeo and Juliet while in NYC. We had seen traveling ballet companies before but nothing of this caliber. The fight scene was executed with perfect precision with the swords providing percussion for the music. There was a full orchestra which was excellent! We sat in the balcony, but had an unobstructed view and loved it. It was... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It pains me to write a negative review of ABT at the Met, but I would like to share an important seating tip. With few seats available at the last minute, I bought two tickets to "Sleeping Beauty" -- Grand Tier, Box 30, seats 4 and 5. Perhaps I should have known better, as I have been to the Met... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

ABT is a large company that performs in several locations. It is really two companies in one. The permanent part has had its ups and downs over a long period of time; right now it is decidedly on the way down owing to retirements that have not been replaced with dancers on the same level and more than one principal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A night at the Met. We were very fortunate to buy tickets to the American Ballet Theatre's production of "Giselle" last night. An absolute treat after too many productions of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Swan Lake" by so many other ballet companies. Then there's "Nutcracker",ad nauseum, by every ballet troupe in the Country every holiday season. Sorry if I offend parents... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We have been attending a PT for many years. If you like traditional ballet this is the place in New York City to go. The dancing is excellent. It would be nice to see some different Ballets occasionally. But, if you are in the mood for old favorites don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I saw 2 of the 3 Fall shows of the 75th anniversary season. The Raymonda Divertissments were classic and beautifully executed. The Gaite Parisianne was brilliant in all aspects - stage, costumes and dancing. Twyla Tharp's Bach Paritita was epic in every way you would want it to be. With A Chance of Rain was gorgeous. Sinfonita was the only... More 

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