New York City Center presents A New Adventures production

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake



Jan 30 – Feb 9, 2020

Tickets start at $35

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission



Independent (UK)

After a sold-out season in London, Matthew Bourne’s legendary Swan Lake again takes New York City Center by storm.  Bourne’s 1995 original earned more than thirty international accolades including three Tony Awards and an Olivier Award. With award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (set and costumes) and Paule Constable (lighting), Bourne has re-imagined the beloved New Adventures classic in a not-to-be-missed new production for the 21st century.

Bourne last thrilled City Center audiences with his boldly theatrical storytelling in 2017’s The Red Shoes. Now New Adventures returns with their thrilling, audacious, witty and emotional Swan Lake.  Perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male swan ensemble, this production shattered convention and turned tradition upside down. Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

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Cast & Credits

Cast & Credits

Directed and Choreographed by
Matthew Bourne

Music by
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Swan/The Stranger   
Matthew Ball (Jan 30, 31; Feb 1 eve)   
Max Westwell (Feb 1 mat, 2 eve, 5, 7, 8 eve)  
Will Bozier (Feb 2 mat, 4, 6, 8 mat, 9 mat)  

The Prince  
Tom Broderick and James Lovell

The Queen    
Nicole Kabera and Katrina Lyndon    

The Girlfriend  
Katrina Lyndon, joined by Freya Field and Carrie Willis  

The Private Secretary  
Jonathon Luke Baker, Jack Jones, Ashley-Jordon Packer, and Max Westwell  
With Nicole Alphonce, Andrew Ashton, Benjamin Bazeley, Alistair Beattie, Callum Bowman, Isaac Peter Bowry, Tom Broderick, Megan Cameron, João Castro, Kayla Collymore, Zanna Cornelis, Cameron Everitt, Keenan Fletcher, Michaela Guibarra, Parsifal James Hurst, Shoko Ito, Mari Kamata, Nicholas Keegan, Jack Mitchell, Harry Ondrak-Wright, Jack William Parry, Barnaby Quarendon, Sam Salter, Mark Samaras, Alex Sturman, Katie Webb,and Stan West.

Point of View

Point of View

  • Matthew Bourne’s Legendary Swan Lake Storms the City Center Stage Once More
    —Susan Reiter

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  •  An exquisite stunner
    Entertainment Weekly

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  • Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is still radical and relevant.
     Los Angeles Times

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  • “The show that changed the dance landscape forever”
    Observer (UK)

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