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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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Legendary live theatre venue known for presenting contemporary dramas.

Legendary live theatre venue known for presenting contemporary dramas.

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Old style Theater Venue in Midtown West

Over the years, we have seen a number of theatrical productions at City Center ranging from the Encores music theater shows, to Cate Blanchett in Genet's The Maids, to children's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over the years, we have seen a number of theatrical productions at City Center ranging from the Encores music theater shows, to Cate Blanchett in Genet's The Maids, to children's performances . It is also a major dance venue! Ironically, it is just around the corner from Carnegie Hall!! I strongly encourage consideration of The Encores series where leading theater... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended the Patrice O'Neal Comedy Benefit. The ushers in the lobby were polite and helpful. However in the balcony section (row J on the right side), that usher ran the section like a prison warden... Phones/cameras were not allowed during the show, so if you took yours out for any reason, you had a flash light shined in your eyes.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to City Center mostly to see Alvin Ailey performances annually. I simply adore the beautiful "Moorish-inspired" architecture. It's right on 55th street and can be accessed by various subways (N,Q,R) a few feet away from the entrance. It is also walking distance for any visitors' hotels around the Times Square theater district. There are three level seatings (orchestra,... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My wife and another couple enjoyed a nice performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dancers at the New York City Center Theater in Manhattan, New York on 55th St. The performance was excellent and the theater was spacious with good seating views and sound!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We saw Alvin Ailey and they were incredible! The theater is beautiful and all seats seem to have good views of the stage. I recommend front, center mezzanine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The classic Alvin Ailey pieces performed that evening were a great introduction to dance/ballet theater for my teen aged daughter. The troop comes to NY every winter and it was a wonderful way to welcome the holiday season. Dress comfortably because the seating is a bit tight, but the pauses and intermissions give you a chance to stretch out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I recently saw a play in one of City Center's smaller theaters. All seats were good seats. Assistive hearing devices readily available. Clean restrooms. In all, a very satisfactory experience.

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Thank BusyMomNYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Saw Ripcord downstairs at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Small theater, no balcony, no orchestra pit. Got center seat in the front row that put me about six feet from the stage, which is raised maybe two feet. Perfect. The staff was lovely and pleasant. The gentleman in charge of the volunteer ushers and getting disabled patrons seated, etc. was very... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Ripcord plays at the NYCC Theater. Very entertaining, well acted by the main charactrers - two old ladies living in a Senior Facility. Funny with some sad, moments most can relate to. You'll find out how the title fits into the story.

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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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