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Published 09/11/2016

Fodor's Review

Pause as you enter this neo-Moorish building, built in 1923 for the Shriners (cousins of the Freemasons), and admire the ornate decorative details in the recently restored lobby and theater. City Center's 2,200-seat main stage is perfectly suited for dance and special theatrical events. The Tony Award–honored Encores! series, generally held in spring, revisits musicals of the past in a concert format—an event that has led to shows returning to Broadway, with the long-running Chicago among them. Tickets for City Center's annual Fall for Dance festival sell out quickly.

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131 W. 55th St., between 6th and 7th Aves., New York, New York, 10019, USA

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212-581–1212-for tickets

Published 09/11/2016


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