New York City Center
New York City Center
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NOW PLAYING: EVITA NOV 13 – 24 FAME. POWER. ILLUSION. All three collide in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony Award-winning rock-opera Evita. Director Sammi Cannold’s bold new vision shows how the events of the Argentinian first lady’s humble teenage years haunted and propelled her controversial rise to power by casting a Young Eva who grows into the iconic Evita. NEW YORK CITY CENTER has played a defining role in the cultural life of the city since 1943 when it was founded by Mayor LaGuardia with the mission to make the best in the performing arts accessible to all. The Encores! series has given new life to the musical theater canon, complemented by the Encores! Off-Center series. Dance remains an integral part of City Center’s mission through programs like the Fall for Dance Festival, which offers subsidized tickets for the price of a movie ticket. Through its education and community programs, City Center also brings the performing arts to over 11,000 New Yorkers yearly.
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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BootyBandy
Gosport, UK130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
I was very surprised to see the amount of garbage on the streets and sidewalks of this magnificent city. It really does take the shine of the experience you would expect. Almost everywhere you walked there was garbage. Perhaps employing those without jobs to pick up the litter would make the city a better place.
Written March 27, 2022
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GBfromNY
New York City, NY75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Attended a performance of Evita at this theater which was my first visit and what a pleasant experience. The theater is about 75 years old and is impeccably maintained. The interior is beautiful and the design very impressive, be sure to see the ceiling. Lighting, sound and acoustics are great, and the space between the rows of seats provides plenty of leg room.
The presentation of Evita was wonderful and demonstrated the care and creativity that City Center fosters.
All of the staff were cordial and welcoming, and quite efficient.
Written November 25, 2019
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Robert E
East Setauket, NY31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
An enjoyable rendition of the life of Eva Duarte Peron, Her rise from poverty, to wife of Juan Peron President of Argentina and first Lady.
Written November 22, 2019
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Howard E
95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
The city that never sleeps, I guess that's the beauty it gives when you visit New York City by day and/ or by night. If there is one thing I didn't like, it is the smell of cannabis from every street you go.
Written November 6, 2019
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Lilly062
Coolangatta, Australia124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Lovely place to participate in Balanchine commemoration. Quality of show was exceptional, expensive though, but on this occasion worth it.
Written November 14, 2018
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Luvs2TravelAnywhere
New York City, NY7,210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
The Fall for Dance Festival at the New York City Center has been a cultural staple for the last eleven years and offers audiences a spellbinding tour of diversity in dance. For two splendid weeks, five new programs with four distinct performances showcase the the dazzling genres from around the globe. Tickets are $15 - $25 so the sell out quickly.
Written October 15, 2014
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,012 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Love this very original style building which houses a number of mini venues. As seen from the photos it has a wide selection of shows.
Written November 14, 2021
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Ewing Is The Place
Ewing, NJ10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Had seats in the front row of the Gran Tier outstanding view however the theater is a smaller one and I believe every seat regardless of cost provides a very good review of the theater. I would probably stay away from the first few rows in the orchestra because it just to close to the stage and actually makes it easy to miss some of the movement. If you need more leg room however the first room of the orchestra might be useful. Or perhaps even better an aisle seat so if you are 6'3" like I am or taller you can more your feet into the aisle. Just be careful no one trips over your feet.
Written November 25, 2019
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Rich6142
Tolland, CT47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We just saw a revised version of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Evita. I saw the original Broadway Play 30+ years ago with Patty Lapone and Mandy Potemkin. This new version was in my eyes an equal to the original with more focus on Evita as an individual. Even to the point of employing a young actress to play the 15 year old Eva who was seduced in her home time at the start of the story. The New York City Center is an excellent venue for a play (we recently saw Meatloaf’s “Bat out of Hell” musical there, but you need to stay on top of their offerings because they tend to have short run-times.
Written November 23, 2019
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Bri b
Gorham, NH46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Saw the production of EVITA here Wednesday and let me say that I would give it 10 stars if I could. This is my second time seeing the show the first being more than 30 years ago. I loved what they did with the show ,always young Eva ever present throughout adult Eva's life.The actors were all magnificent especially Eve and Che,they were phenomenal. The addition of "You Must Love Me" is terrific. I have always admired the real Eva Peron and this show only solidified it. Thank you City Center.
Written November 22, 2019
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