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New York City Ballet (NYCB)

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Address: Lincoln Center's New York State Theater, 66th St., New York City, NY
Phone Number: 212/870-5570
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Nutcracker

Amazing talent. We came to New York for Christmas and the Nutcracker was first on my daughters' list of things to do.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Amazing talent. We came to New York for Christmas and the Nutcracker was first on my daughters' list of things to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

If you love the ballet then this is where you need to go if you are in New York. The theatre is beautiful and the dancers are second to none. You can pre-order anything you want from the concession for intermissions. The staff are great at pointing you in the right direction or answering any questions you have.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I'm probably not your typical ballet fan, but I've become a ballet fan & NYCB is my favorite. It'd be very hard to not have a great evening with your date. The Theatre is beautiful. The costumes & sets are great. The repertoire is expansive. The dancers are unbelievable. And the orchestra is extraordinary. If any one of those things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We dressed fancy-casual and did not feel out of place. Staff very friendly, knowledgable and welcoming. Drinks at the bar are exorbitant (as expected, really!) but views from balcony overlooking Lincoln Centre fountain and courtyard are priceless. I doubt there's a bad seat in the house (which were also very comfy!) and the sound quality was extraordinary. Costumes, sets and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The NYCB is by far one of the best destinations but it is also one of the most overlooked. Ballet is the poetry of performing arts and is misunderstood by many people. There is a large variety of performances that will satisfy many tastes. My favorites are the new choreographers and there are programs that feature just the new ones.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

If only once in your lifetime; see the NYC Ballet; it is an unforgettable transformative & transcendent experience of heavenly proportions. Hear and see music coming alive as no other symphonic or orchestral experience creates; not even opera.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

The quality of the performances here are always as impressive as the setting. The whole place is well laid out and the staff are helpful. There is usually an interesting exhibition to see before the show. I just wish the drinks list was as impressive - other places manage better variety and quality. But it does not detract from what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Living in NYC, I usually look to Broadway whenever I need to transport myself to another time, another place, or to simply listen to a good story. Having spent close to 8yrs here, I recently decided it was time to look to other New York institutions for entertainment. This weekend I treated myself to a ballet matinee and found myself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband, daughter, sister, mother, daughter and I enjoyed two beautiful performances on a very cold Valentines Day. The NYC ballet is always a good idea. Just beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

We subscribe and, after exchanging some tickets to avoid ballets we don't care for or see ones we are especially interested in, we very rarely have a disappointing evening. Balanchine one of the less than handful of Protean geniuses of the last century in a league with Picasso and arguably Matisse. The range and his work still astonishes and some... More 

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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