Encores! Once Upon a Mattress

New Casting!

Joining the previously announced Sutton Foster and Michael Urie are Nikki Renée Daniels (Company), Tony-winner J. Harrison Ghee (Some Like it Hot), Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story), Francis Jue (Soft Power), and David Patrick Kelly (Into the Woods).

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What's Next

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Nov 29 – Dec 31, 2023

A winter tradition returns to the City Center stage with premieres from Amy Hall Garner, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, and more.

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Help Support the Next Generation of Audiences

Each year, City Center brings dance and musical theater to young people across all five boroughs through our single largest arts education program: Student Matinees. To ensure as many students as possible can participate in this program, we hope you will consider making a gift to support our commitment to being the artistic home for the next generation of audiences.

Studio 5

New York City Ballet at 75 | George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Watch free on-demand through Dec 17

Join the conversation with panelists Sara Mearns, Jonathan Stafford, and Wendy Whelan as they discuss New York City Ballet's 75th anniversary season. The evening features live performances from the holiday classic George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.


Give the Gift of Laughter This Holiday Season

Know someone who needs the gift of laughter? Wish them peas on Earth with tickets to Once Upon a Mattress.

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Give the Gift of Music This Holiday Season

Anyone on your list a fan of Sting's music? Send them a Message In A Bottle this season!

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Lynne & Richard Pasculano Student Matinees

For the first time, New York City Center is offering student matinees to Encores! productions.

Lynne & Richard Pasculano Student Matinees for the 30th Encores! series will be offered for Once Upon a Mattress for Grades 3 – 8 and Jelly’s Last Jam for Grades 7 – 12.

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School Programs

Connect your classroom to world-class arts through our workshops, residencies, and Lynne and Richard Pasculano Student Matinees.

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