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New York City Ballet (NYCB)

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Upper West Side
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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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A great New York institution

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
New York City, New York
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank si101503
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband bought us tickets for our anniversary! He bought them for a ballet 5 months ahead of time so that he could hand pick the most ideal seats. We were so excited and had been looking forward to seeing this ballet for months! The day of the ballet finally came (January 26) and there was a blizzard! But since... More 

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a BEAUTIFUL performance!! This is a perfect way to celebrate with the family! Highly recommend!

Thank lfuertes
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68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ever since I saw this as a child at a much smaller venue I have wanted to see it performed by the best dancers in the US. It was still magical even as an adult. It was a fantastic evening and the dancers were amazing.

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De Berry, Texas
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The New York City Ballet is packed full of talent. I got to see them perform at the Lincoln Center which was a great treat!

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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful evening. Superb from beginning to end! A must for the holiday season. Drinks are expensive but that's to be expected although no more so than most bars I guess. Very helpful staff. Beautiful theatre.

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Southern california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Took the family, including three teens to the Nutcracker during a holiday NYC trip. Husband and teens were not familiar with the story or the ballet and I had quite a few "comments" before the show. We had seen Star Wars and Book of Mormon and they all thought the ballet was going to be boring. I prevailed and off... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

For Australians, this ballet was a bit different. There is not as much actual dance as the Australian ballet but nonetheless it was fantastic! The second act had much more dance than the first! The story was great and inviting to people of all ages. It probably has a broader appeal for people who aren't true ballet fans as it... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Took my mother to NYC specifically to enjoy The Nutcracker. It was just as good the 2nd year in a row for me. Went last year with my husband and boys on the 60th anniversary of George Balanchine's rendition. Favorite NYC holiday activity.

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Allen, Texas
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122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I bought tickets to the Nutcracker yesterday as a surprise for the wife (she talked about it all fall). I didn't think that I would enjoy it but I did. The first act was a little slow but the second act was pretty amazing. I really enjoyed the music. The story is obviously a classic and was enjoyable. Highly recommend.

Thank Wesley C

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