2024 – 2025 Season

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This season, New York City Center is the place to SEE IT ALL. From Twyla Tharp to Kurt Weill, from ballet premieres to your favorite musical theater revivals, from Community Nights to free dance lessons, City Center is truly the place to be. 

Tickets start at $45 or less (fees included)
($28 for younger audiences through our Access Club).

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Ragtime On-Sale Dates at Noon
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On sale now May 22 May 23

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Annual Gala Presentation

Ragtime

Oct 30 – Nov 10, 2024

Ragtime is a sweeping, powerful musical with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and a book by Terrence McNally that follows three fictional families in pursuit of the American Dream at the turn of the 20th century. This gala production is led by Tony-nominated Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet and features Joshua Henry (Coalhouse Walker Jr.), Caissie Levy (Mother), and Brandon Uranowitz (Tateh).

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2025 Encores! Series

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This series of concert stagings revisits the archives of American musical theater. Centered around The Encores! Orchestra, these revivals are produced with limited runs and rehearsal schedules, spotlighting the vocal talents of star-studded ensembles.

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Encores! On-Sale Dates

  • Urinetown
  • Love Life
  • The Wild Party
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Renewals Now – Jun 28    
New Subscriptions   Aug 6 Aug 20
Single Tickets   Oct 1 Oct 8

Encores! On-Sale Dates

Urinetown | Love Life | The Wild Party

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Current Subscribers: Now – Jun 28

New Subscriptions

Members: Aug 6
General Public: Aug 20

Single Tickets

Members: Oct 1
General Public: Oct 8

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Encores! Urinetown

Encores! Urinetown

Feb 5 – 16, 2025

In this side-splitting satire directed by Teddy Bergman (KPOP), a young hero fights to create change in a dystopian world where water is scarce and “Hope” is even scarcer. In this "audacious and exhilarating” (The New York Times) musical by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis nothing is safe from criticism—capitalism, politics, the establishment, the anti-establishment, and even musical theater itself! 

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Encores! Love Life

Encores! Love Life

Mar 26 – 30, 2025

Love Life, the only collaboration between Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner, depicts a love story that takes place over 200 years of American history, through the eyes of a family who never ages. This rarely staged production directed by Tony winner Victoria Clark (Kimberly Akimbo) is considered by some to be the first concept musical, an inspiration for musical theater favorites such as Cabaret, Chicago, and Company.

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Encores! Wild Party

Encores! The Wild Party

Apr 30 – May 11, 2025

Directed by Saheem Ali (Fat Ham), The Wild Party is a jazz-age tragedy about a gin-soaked party. What happens when a night of debauchery leads to a morning of sobering truths? Michael John LaChiusa (The Gardens of Anuncia) and George C. Wolfe (Jelly’s Last Jam) bring Joseph Moncure March’s notorious narrative poem to life in their "dangerous, seedy, fantastic” (The Observer) musical adaptation.

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Dance On-Sale Dates

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Dance Programming Aug 20 Aug 22
Fall for Dance    Aug 25
Alvin Ailey   Sep 10

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

Dance Programming

Members: Aug 20
General Public: Aug 22

Fall for Dance

General Public: Aug 25

Alvin Ailey

General Public: Sep 10

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

Fall for Dance Festival

Sep 18 – 29, 2024
On sale Sun Aug 25 at 11am
ALL TICKETS $30 (fees included)

The Fall for Dance Festival celebrates its 21st season—bringing you the best in dance from all over the world, and every seat in the house remains $20 plus $10 in fees. This year’s festival includes Boston Ballet, CCN/Aterballetto, Dutch National Ballet, Roderick George | kNoname Artist, M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Sara Mearns, and more. Come fall in love with dance all over again—or for the first time!

Dorrance Dance

Nov 22 — 24, 2024

Award-winning tap dance artist Michelle Dorrance returns to City Center this November with her Company in a joyful program featuring live music. Hailed for their ingenuity and expanding the boundaries of tap dance while also honoring its roots, Dorrance Dance has been a Fall for Dance favorite since 2013.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Dec 4, 2024 – Jan 5, 2025

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center’s Principal Dance Company and a beloved cultural ambassador, returns for a five-week holiday season celebrating a lineage and legacy that continues to open doors and break new ground. Ailey’s extraordinary dancers bring to life world premieres and new productions by a number of choreographers for whom Alvin Ailey paved the way, including the 25th anniversary return of Ronald K. Brown’s blockbuster Grace, a rapturous work in which the secular and sacred meet, connecting African and American dance.

Flamenco Festival

Mar 6 – 9, 2025
Eva Yerbabuena

For over 20 years, the Flamenco Festival has brought Spain’s greatest flamenco talents to City Center. An extravaganza of music, dance, and unforgettable performances, this year’s festival includes Eva Yerbabuena, “one of the world’s great dancers” (The New York Times) and more.

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Twyla Tharp Dance

Mar 12 – 15, 2025

In this dazzling celebration of her company’s Diamond Jubilee, Twyla Tharp presents two career-spanning works—Diabelli Variations and a New York premiere with music by Philip Glass performed live by Third Coast Percussion—that offer audiences a breathtaking vista of her range as an artist.

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Sara Mearns
Artists at the Center

Apr 3 – 5, 2025

Celebrated New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns makes her curatorial debut as part of the ongoing Artists at the Center series. In this program, she expands the boundaries of the balletic form as both a dancer and curator.

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Apr 10 – 13, 2025

Artistic Director Robert Garland ushers in a new season of Dance Theatre of Harlem with an exciting mix of new works and fan favorites, as they once again present a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century.

Ballet Hispánico

May 29 – Jun 1, 2025

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of beloved classic ballet Carmen with Ballet Hispánico’s take on Bizet’s passionately tragic masterpiece: CARMEN.maquia and more. 

Studio 5

In Person & 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. Many evenings feature previews of our mainstage dance programming and are moderated by leading scholars and writers in the dance world.

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Casting

Casting and programming subject to change.

Encores! art by Ben Wiseman
CCN/Aterballetto photo by  Christophe Bernard 
Dorrance Dance photo by by Steven Pisano
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater photo by Paul Kolnik
Flamenco Festival photo by Javier Suárez
Photo of Twyla Tharp by by Greg Gorman
Photo of Sara Mearns by Sarah Silver / Trunk Archive
Dance Theatre of Harlem photo by Jeff Cravotta
Ballet Hispánico photo by Marius Fiskum
Studio 5 photo by Benjamin Miller

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Sponsors

Sponsors

LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR TWYLA THARP DANCE AND SARA MEARNS | ARTISTS AT THE CENTER
The Lynne and Richard Pasculano Fund for Programming and Education

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CITY CENTER
 Howard Gilman Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS ACCESS FUND
JL Greene Arts Access Fund
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
William and Dewey Edelman Charitable Trust

FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL LEAD SPONSOR &
STREAMING SUPPORT FOR STUDIO 5
Bloomberg Philanthropies

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR FALL FOR DANCE
Jody and John Arnhold

FALL FOR DANCE PRESENTING PARTNERS
Perry and Marty Granoff
Caroline Howard Hyman
Denise R. Sobel
Barbara and David Zalaznick

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR FALL FOR DANCE
National Endowment for the Arts logo
The Shubert Foundation
Joyce F. Menschel
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The SHS Foundation

SUPPORT FOR TWYLA THARP DANCE AND SARA MEARNS | ARTISTS AT THE CENTER
Arlene Shuler Artistic Innovation Fund

SUPPORT FOR THE ANN REINKING ENCORES! CHOREOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP
Bloomberg Philanthropies logo
Peter Talbert in honor of Ann Reinking

LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR ENCORES!
Stacey and Eric Mindich Fund for Musical Theater

ENCORES! SEASON SPONSORS
The Shubert Foundation
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR LOVE LIFE
Robbie Moray and Scott Dunn
Eleanor and Howard Morgan
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust


ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR ENCORES!
The Kaplen Brothers Fund
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
The Frederick Loewe Foundation
Daryl and Steven Roth
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The SHS Foundation
The Ted Snowdon Foundation
Marta Heflin Foundation

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New York City Center's programs 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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