2022 – 2023 Season

Welcome back to another incredible season of live performance! We’re thrilled to present the work of internationally renowned dance artists and Broadway’s brightest musical theater stars to New York audiences at prices you can afford.

Take a look at what the next year has in store—and remember, all tickets start at just $35 or sometimes less!

Encores! On-Sale Dates

  • The Light in the Piazza
  • Dear World
  • Lionel Bart's Oliver!
  Current Subscribers Members General Public
New Subscriptions   Now through Aug 8 Aug 9
Single Tickets   Sep 29 Oct 6

Rest of Season On-Sale Dates

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Parade | Annual Gala Presentation   On sale now
Fall for Dance Festival   Aug 28
Dance Programming Sep 6 Sep 13
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater   Oct 11

Tickets on sale at noon (Fall for Dance on sale at 11am)

 

FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL

Sep 21 – Oct 2, 2022
All tickets $20
Tickets on sale Aug 28 at 11am

Now in its 19th season, the annual Fall for Dance Festival captures the beating heart of today’s dance scene. Presenting international artists for the first time in three years, these unique programs feature companies from France, Germany, India, The Netherlands, Spain, and Ukraine alongside beloved local artists—all for just $20 a ticket. 

Performances include a co-commission with Vail Dance Festival of a world premiere by Pam Tanowitz, featuring Melissa Toogood and Herman Cornejo; moving performances by Festival newcomer Kyiv City Ballet; Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in Poornāratī; and the live premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s 2020 Fall for Dance Festival digital commission The Two of Us, featuring Sara Mearns and Robbie Fairchild.

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TWYLA THARP | In the Upper Room & Nine Sinatra Songs

Oct 19 – 23, 2022

Back at City Center after last fall’s triumphant TWYLA NOW performance, Twyla Tharp presents two iconic works. Set to a propulsive score by Philip Glass, In the Upper Room is a widely acknowledged masterpiece of artistry and athleticism, while Nine Sinatra Songs takes its suave, jazzy style from classic Ol’ Blue Eyes standards to conjure love stories of ardent passion and world weariness alike.

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Annual Gala Presentation | PARADE

Nov 1 – 6, 2022

Tony-nominated director Michael Arden (Once on This Island) tells the true story of Leo Frank (Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen) and his wife Lucille (Micaela Diamond, The Cher Show) in this revival of the Tony Award-winning musical by Jason Robert Brown (Songs for a New World) and playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy).

Funds raised at all seven performances help ensure the future of City Center’s founding mission: to provide all New Yorkers affordable access to world-class performing arts.

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Sugar Hill: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker

SUGAR HILL: THE ELLINGTON / STRAYHORN NUTCRACKER

Nov 15 – 27, 2022

This jazz-steeped reimagining of The Nutcracker, based on the genre-defying collaboration of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn and their arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, celebrates the music and magic of the jazz heartbeat of Harlem in Sugar Hill. Directed and choreographed by Emmy Award winner and Tony nominee Joshua Bergasse, this original production features choreography led by Jade Hale-Christofi with a team of dance world superstars, including Graciela Daniele, Carmen de Lavallade, Caleb Teicher, Jon Boogz and Bergasse. Sugar Hill features a libretto and concept by Jessica Swan.

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

Nov 30 – Dec 24, 2022

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater electrifies the City Center stage for four weeks with Company premieres of Paul Taylor’s romantic DUET, Twyla Tharp’s carefree Roy’s Joys, and a new production of Alvin Ailey’s stirring Survivors, an impassioned tribute to the profound courage and terrible anguish of Nelson and Winnie Mandela. The season will also include classics like the beloved Revelations.

ENCORES!
THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Feb 1 – 5, 2023

Book by Craig Lucas
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co.
Owner of the original motion picture Light In The Piazza
Based on the Novel by Elizabeth Spencer
Directed by Chay Yew
Starring Ruthie Ann Miles

Director Chay Yew (Cambodian Rock Band) and Tony-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles (The King & I) embark on a deeply personal exploration of Adam Guettel’s Tony-winning musical, transmuting this lush, romantic drama of encounter across barriers of language, culture, and ability into something as essential as it is revelatory.

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ENCORES!
DEAR WORLD

Mar 15 – 19, 2023

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Directed and Choreographed by Josh Rhodes

Two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy (Encores! Anyone Can Whistle) triumphantly revives Jerry Herman’s eccentric heroine Countess Aurelia in this madcap musical about the motley residents of a Paris quarter who must rally to save their way of life. Directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Encores! Mack & Mabel), this delightful romp blends Herman’s trademark optimism with a dash of social critique and a soupçon of ecological urgency: a perfect blend for our times.

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FLAMENCO FESTIVAL

Mar 23 – 26, 2023

Sara Baras
Alma

Returning to City Center for the first time since her evening-length work Sombras (Shadows), Sara Baras crafts a love letter to flamenco’s origins. Blending traditional flamenco elements with bolero rhythms, Baras and her company offer a transformative evening of propulsive footwork, formidable musicianship, and unforgettable performance. 

THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA

Mar 30 – Apr 1, 2023

A co-presentation of New York City Center and The National Ballet of Canada

One of the world’s premier ballet companies takes the City Center stage for the first time in 15 years, featuring live music by The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra. Repertory includes Kenneth MacMillan’s 1966 Concerto, a lively, classically inventive interpretation of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2; David Dawson’s Anima Animus (2018), a ferocious interplay between light and dark; and Angels' Atlas by Canadian icon Crystal Pite: an astonishing piece for 36 performers that premiered to rapturous reviews in February 2020. 

AYODELE CASEL | ARTISTS AT THE CENTER

Apr 13 – 15, 2023

As the second featured artist-curator in our Artists at the Center series, one of the world’s great tap dancers Ayodele Casel expands her sublime 2021 Fall for Dance commission Where We Dwell alongside new works featuring frequent Casel collaborators, including: Jared Alexander, Alexandra Bradley, Amanda Castro, Maurice Chestnut, Kurt Csolak, Naomi Funaki, Quynn Johnson, Ted Louis Levy, John Manzari, Anthony Morigerato, Caleb Teicher, Dre Torres, and vocalist Crystal Monee Hall.

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM

Apr 19 – 23, 2023

Two dynamic programs represent the company’s audacious vision for classical ballet. The extraordinary Dance Theatre of Harlem dancers shine in New York premieres by William Forsythe and Tiffany Rea-Fisher, as well as the return of George Balanchine’s joyous Allegro Brillante and works by Resident Choreographer Robert Garland.

ENCORES!
Lionel Bart’s OLIVER!

Special 2-week run
May 3 – 14, 2023

Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
By Special Arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh
Directed by Lear deBessonet

Lionel Bart’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist has been a household name since its premiere in 1960. Yet Oliver! hasn’t been seen on a New York stage since its Broadway revival nearly 40 years ago. The story of a child who dares to trust in others, search for love, and ask for more in London’s seedy underworld, this coming-of-age classic finds new life in this landmark Encores! revival that invites you to “consider yourself one of us!”

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BALLET HISPÁNICO

Jun 1 – 3, 2023

This season, the Company presents a mixed bill showcasing its dancers’ eclecticism that includes, among others, a reworking of Club Havana, Pedro Ruiz’s homage to his Cuban homeland; the highly electric 18+1 by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano; a new premiere by celebrated choreographer Michelle Manzanales; and a duet from New Sleep by master choreographer William Forsythe.

CITY CENTER DANCE FESTIVAL | STREET DANCE EDITION

July 20 – 22, 2023

Hip-hop, house, and a host of contemporary dance styles take center stage for three exhilarating nights in this second iteration of our City Center Dance Festival. Stewarded by two of New York City’s most acclaimed street dance artists—beloved b-girl Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie (artistic director of Ephrat Asherie Dance) and multihyphenate artist Adesola Osakalumi (Jam on the Groove)—this high-octane program features a host of local, national, and international performers.

STUDIO 5
IN PERSON AND ON DEMAND

This popular evening series of conversations and performance excerpts offers audiences the unique opportunity to get closer to today’s great dance artists. Most evenings feature previews of our mainstage dance programming and are moderated by leading scholars and writers in the dance world. We’re also proud to offer select Studio 5 evenings as live-streamed online events, and as on-demand video content. Check back at NYCityCenter.org/Studio5 as dates approach for links and more information. 

THU SEPT 15
FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL: Staging the Virtual

MON NOV 14
BOOK LAUNCH for Mr. B: George Balanchine's 20th Century

MON DEC 5
GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER®

MON MAR 6
AYODELE CASEL | ARTISTS AT THE CENTER

MON MAY 22
FROM THE STREET | CITY CENTER DANCE FESTIVAL

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MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, Manhattan Theatre Club has made enormous contributions to American theater, producing bold new American plays and musicals at its Off-Broadway home at New York City Center Stages I and II.

To subscribe to the 2022–2023 season, visit ManhattanTheatreClub.com/Subscribe or call 212.399.3050.

Stage I
Where the Mountain Meets the Sea
By Jeff Augustin
Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody
Music by The Bengsons
Previews begin Fall 2022

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LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR TWYLA THARP | IN THE UPPER ROOM & NINE SINATRA SONGS, AYODELE CASEL | ARTISTS AT THE CENTER, THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA, FROM THE STREET | CITY CENTER DANCE FESTIVAL, AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMING IS PROVIDED BY
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SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS ACCESS FUND IS PROVIDED BY
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MAJOR SUPPORT FOR FALL FOR DANCE IS PROVIDED BY
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FALL FOR DANCE PRESENTING PARTNERS
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ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR FALL FOR DANCE IS PROVIDED BY
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Trust for Mutual Understanding

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SUPPORT FOR NEW DANCE WORKS AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER IS PROVIDED BY
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LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR THE ANNUAL GALA PRESENTATION OF PARADE IS PROVIDED BY
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LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR THE ENCORES! 2023 SEASON IS PROVIDED BY
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ENCORES! SEASON SPONSORS
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ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR ENCORES! IS PROVIDED BY
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New York City Center is a city-owned facility and is supported, in part, by funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

Musical Theater and Dance at New York City Center, as well as the Apprenticeship program, are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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Photos: Herve Koubi’s Boys Don’t Cry, photo by Frédérique Calloch; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey's Revelations, photo by Paul Kolnik; Sara Baras in Alma, photo by Santana de Yepes; The National Ballet of Canada in Crystal Pite’s Angel’s Atlas, photo by Karolina Kuras; Ayodele Casel in Where We Dwell, photo by Stephanie Berger; Ballet Hispánico photo by Christopher Duggan; Studio 5 photo by Justin McCallum; Encores! and Parade artwork by Ben Wiseman.