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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Learn more about Lincoln Center’s iconic landmarks—including the Revson Fountain, the newly transformed Alice Tully Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera House!Go behind the scenes at venues where a spectacular range of artists have performed, including Luciano Pavarotti, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leonard Bernstein, Renée Fleming, and Bruce Springsteen.Each tour is unique, and you never know what might happen. You might sit in on a rehearsal, walk out onto a stage, or meet a star!Whether you’re just visiting New York City and want a glimpse of performing arts history, or you’re a Lincoln Center regular who wants to see your favorite venues from a new perspective, a guided tour will bring you closer to the world’s premier performing arts center.
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Newport Beach, California
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went to Lincoln Center as a child, and still get goose bumps when we enjoy a concert there. Timeless beauty, excellent acoustics and such a great location. Enjoy a light dinner beforehand, but make sure you are clear with the EXACT time you want to leave the restaurant. Give the waitstaff enough time to allow you to enjoy your meal before rushing off to Lincoln Center. Walk around the park to your hotel or apartment - not thru the park. Plenty to see and do around Lincoln Center, too.

Visited April 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Make sure to get a tour of the center.”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Historic center for arts, home to the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic. The Juilliard is next door as well. The complex is a bit old, but still as photogenic as ever.

Visited May 2012
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“A dream come true”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I watched the Barber of Seville, the nutcracker and the Swan lake in New York last year. first one was okay, the nutcracker was sweet, but the Swan lake was like a dream come true! The I don't really remember the months I saw these performances, but it was sometime between Sept 2011 and July 2012. The
Swan lake will be in my heart forever.

Visited May 2012
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Saint Louis
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“Always check on what isn playing at Lincoln Center”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I saw War Horse during its last month at Lincoln Center. It was terrific seeing this play in such a small setting as it was playing in. Lincoln Center has a number of "play houses and concert halls" at one location. It is worthwhile to check and see all the programs that are playing whenever you visit. Some venues are very inexpensive and some aren't, so there are lots of options. It is great because the subway stops at Lincoln Center. That makes it easy to get to and leave from.

Visited December 2012
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“Ann, a powerful play about a powerful woman”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Excellently directed by the young, Benjamin Klein, Ann is a one woman show about the famous Ann Richards, governor of Texas. She was a progressive and powerful woman ahead of her time, and the play beautifully shows her professional side and her human side as a mother and a recovering alcoholic. Can't recommend this enough. Of course, Lincoln Center is simply the best, period.

Visited March 2013
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