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2021 – 2022 Season

Event

Doors reopening this fall

Tickets start at $35 (or less)

Save the Date

Save the Date

New York City Center is back with a full season of the popular series you have loved throughout the years and new programs featuring iconic artists of today.

Take your seat for the 2021 – 2022 season of vibrant dance and musical theater presentations and enjoy the thrill of in-person live performances you can only see on our stage.

Buy with confidence. Our latest health, safety, and ticket policies ensure you know how well we’re preparing to welcome you back and what is expected upon your arrival.

For this momentous return to in-person live performances, City Center will operate a fully vaccinated venue. Approved masks must be worn by all audience members, staff, and crew.

2021 – 2022 Season

2021 – 2022 Season

FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL
Oct 13 – 24, 2021
All tickets $15
On sale now

Welcoming an audience of newcomers and seasoned enthusiasts to experience an eclectic mix of choreographers and performers since 2004, Fall for Dance is a highlight of the fall dance season in New York City and accessible to everyone with all tickets $15. This year’s line-up consists of five programs each featuring three different groups of artists and companies—and City Center commissions by tap dance superstar Ayodele Casel, modern dance legend Lar Lubovitch, The Verdon Fosse Legacy reconstruction of a trio of dances originally created for Tony Award-winning actor and dancer Gwen Verdon, and a co-commission with Vail Dance Festival by sought-after choreographer Justin Peck. Learn more.
Fall for Dance Festival

 

TWYLA NOW
Nov 17 – 21, 2021
On sale now

Stars from three of New York’s premiere dance companies—Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s James Gilmer and Jacquelin Harris; American Ballet Theatre’s Aran Bell and Catherine Hurlin; and New York City Ballet’s Sara Mearns, Roman Mejia, and Tiler Peck—are joined by Tony-nominated actor and dancer Robbie Fairchild in duets and two world premieres created by the world’s most iconic living choreographer Twyla Tharp.

 

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
Dec 1 – 19, 2021
On sale Oct 12

City Center’s Principal Dance Company and America’s beloved cultural ambassador to the world, returns for their annual holiday season. Visionary Artistic Director Robert Battle marks a decade of leading the Company forward and will present Ailey’s renowned dancers in a diverse repertory of premieres, new productions, and favorites featuring the original work of Ailey Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts and classics by Alvin Ailey. The season celebrates the 50th anniversary of the tour-de-force solo Cry, which Alvin Ailey created on his stunning muse Judith Jamison.

 

ENCORES!
THE TAP DANCE KID
Feb 2 – 6, 2022

Music by Henry Krieger
Lyrics by Robert Lorick
Book by Charles Blackwell
Based on the novel Nobody’s Family is Going to Change by Louise Fitzhugh

A 10-year-old boy from an upper-middle-class Black family dreams of becoming a professional tap dancer. Director Kenny Leon leads this revival, bringing a fresh take to the production with new tap sequences by choreographer Jared Grimes and a concert adaptation by Lydia Diamond, reminding us of the power of family and dance as a force of healing. Learn more.

New subscriptions to the Encores! series on sale now. Subscribe today to secure the best seats.
Single tickets on sale October 4 for members, general public October 18.

 

New Series
ARTISTS AT THE CENTER | TILER PECK
Mar 4 – 6, 2022
On sale now

Artists at the Center is our new dance series that gives City Center’s extraordinary family of artists opportunities to conceive and curate their own programs for our stage. Tiler Peck, New York City Ballet principal dancer, will launch this annual event with a program of her design, performing alongside a variety of dancers and musicians. A City Center-commissioned world premiere set to music composed by jazz legend and recent Academy Award-winner Jon Batiste is presented alongside works by William Forsythe, Alonzo King, Jennifer Weber, and Peck herself.

 

ENCORES!
THE LIFE
Mar 16 – 20, 2022

Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Ira Gasman
Book by David Newman, Ira Gasman, and Cy Coleman

This story of the complex lives in post-disco Times Square centers around Queen, a prostitute who strives for a better life against all oppressive forces. Billy Porter reclaims this musical as director and adaptor to bring forth the gritty, dangerous, and exciting decadence of New York City in the 1980s. Learn more.

New subscriptions to the Encores! series on sale now. Subscribe today to secure the best seats.
Single tickets on sale October 4 for members, general public October 18.

 

New Series
CITY CENTER DANCE FESTIVAL
BALLET HISPÁNICO
DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM
MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY
PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
Mar 24 – Apr 10, 2022
On sale now

The inaugural program for City Center's new annual spring dance festival showcases New York companies making their triumphant return to the City Center stage after more than a year away: Ballet Hispánico, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Martha Graham Dance Company, and Paul Taylor Dance Company. The Festival continues to grow an audience of dance lovers with accessible tickets available through our Access City Center Club which provides exclusive ticket offers for anyone 35 and under.

 

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Apr 22 – 24, 2022
On sale now

The unmistakable energy of flamenco returns to City Center for the 20th Anniversary of Flamenco Festival featuring Compañía Manuel Liñán, and Mercedes Ruiz, Eduardo Guerrero, María Moreno, and guest artist María Terremoto in Gala Flamenca.

 

ENCORES!
INTO THE WOODS
Special two-week run
May 4 – 15, 2022

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Directed by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet, this production ushers in a new annual tradition that brings together Broadway’s brightest stars with a multi-generational group including New York City public school students, to celebrate an iconic American musical and inspire all New Yorkers to find their own way into the work. Learn more.

New subscriptions to the Encores! series on sale now. Subscribe today to secure the best seats.
Single tickets on sale October 4 for members, general public October 18.

Join us for the Spring Gala | Encores! Into the Woods on May 4 at 6pm and celebrate with the cast and creative team at a festive dinner at The Plaza Hotel on opening night.

For additional details, contact SpecialEvents@NYCityCenter.org or call 212.763.1205.

 

 

ST. PETERSBURG EIFMAN BALLET
Jun 10 – 12, 2022

Award-winning choreographer Boris Eifman explores the life and artistic universe of the famous comedy dramatist Molière in his latest production, Molière Passion, or The Mask of Don Juan. Like the 2001 production of Don Juan & Molière, the new ballet draws its dramatic energy from the contradictory unity of theater and reality, and the paradoxical relationship between the author and his characters.

 

STUDIO 5
On sale now

This series of conversations and performances is an opportunity to hear from today’s great dance artists in the intimate setting of our historic studios. Events feature artists from our mainstage programs—Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Artists at the Center | Tiler Peck, Fall for Dance Festival, and more. A special program with Dance Lab New York focuses on female ballet choreographers of color.

 

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. Learn more.

MORNING SUN
On sale now
Previews begin Oct 12, 2021
Opening Nov 3, 2021
By Simon Stephens
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
With Blair Brown, Edie Falco, and Marin Ireland

PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC
Previews begin Jan 11, 2022
Opening Feb 1, 2022
By Joshua Harmon
Directed by David Cromer

GOLDEN SHIELD
Previews begin Apr 26, 2022
Opening May 17, 2022
By Anchuli Felicia King
Directed by Danya Taymor

Help Us Thrive for Years to Come

Help Us Thrive for Years to Come

As we return to our beloved home on 55th Street, we hope you’ll consider making a gift to ensure that we are able to continue bringing the joy of live performance to you and your family for generations to come.

Sponsors

Sponsors

LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR TWYLA NOW, ARTISTS AT THE CENTER | TILER PECK, CITY CENTER DANCE FESTIVAL, AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMING
The Lynne and Richard Pasculano Fund for Programming and Education

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CITY CENTER IS PROVIDED BY

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS AT THE CENTER IS PROVIDED BY
Denise R. Sobel
We are grateful to the Charina Endowment Fund for its early support of this initiative.

ARTISTIC INNOVATION FUND
Lisa and Richard Witten

SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS ACCESS FUND IS PROVIDED BY

Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
William and Dewey Edelman Charitable Trust

FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL LEAD SPONSOR

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR FALL FOR DANCE IS PROVIDED BY
Jody and John Arnhold

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

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR FALL FOR DANCE IS PROVIDED BY
The Shubert Foundation
Joyce F. Menschel
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The SHS Foundation

LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR THE ENCORES! 2022 SEASON
Stacey and Eric Mindich Fund for Musical Theater

ENCORES! SEASON SPONSORS
Roz and Jerry Meyer
The Shubert Foundation
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR ENCORES! IS PROVIDED BY
John and Margo Ernst
Marta Heflin Foundation
The Kaplen Brothers Fund
The Frederick Loewe Foundation
Daryl and Steven Roth
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The SHS Foundation
The Ted Snowdon Foundation

SUPPORT FOR NEW DANCE WORKS AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER IS PROVIDED BY
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation


New York City Center is a city-owned facility and is supported by funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Musical Theater and Dance at New York City Center, as well as the Arts Administration Apprentice Program, are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photos: Ayodele Casel, photo by Patrick Randak; Adrian Danchig-Waring and Joseph Gordon, photo by Christopher Duggan; Gala 2019, photo by Stephanie Berger; Twyla Tharp, © Ruven Afanador / CPi Syndication; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jacqueline Green in Revelations, photo by Paul Kolnik; Tiler Peck, photo by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory; Ballet Hispánico’s Amanda del Valle in Doña Perón, photo by Rachel Neville; Dance Theater of Harlem’s Ingrid Silva, Daphne Lee, and Alexandra Hutchinson, photo by Rachel Neville; Martha Graham Dance Company’s Jacob Larsen and So Young An in Moon from Canticle for Innocent Comedians, photo by Melissa Sherwood; Paul Taylor Dance Company’s Eran Bugge and Michael Trusnovec in Airs, photo by Paul B. Goode; Yannick Lebrun, captured by Nel Shelby Productions; Encores! artwork by Ben Wiseman

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

Each year, City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival presents some of the world’s most extraordinary dancers and companies for less than the price of a movie ticket. But we can’t do it without you! Please consider making a gift today to help us welcome a new generation of dance lovers and ensure this beloved festival remains affordable for all New Yorkers.