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130 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019


Originally home to an order of Mecca Shriners, The New York City Center became city property in 1940 and was converted into a performing arts center. Underneath its unmistakable Moorish revival dome, the center houses a number of resident companies and is one of the city's most vibrant hubs of off-Broadway musicals, dance and theater.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Assassins

    Opens Jul 12

  • The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

    Opens Jul 26

  • Really Rosie

    Opens Aug 02

  • Brigadoon

    Opens Nov 15

  • Hey, Look Me Over!

    Opens Feb 07, 2018


New York City Center Mainstage

July 12-15, 2017

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins makes a welcome return to the New York stage, as part of the NY City Center's Encores Off-Center season this summer. Helmed by Anne Kauffman of Marvin's Room, the jet-black Tony-winning comedy musical plays for a strictly limited engagement in July, and explores America's deadly history of violence, and obsession with politically motivated murder. From the successful to the failures, all 13 miscreants tell their side of the story.

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

New York City Center Mainstage

July 26-27, 2017

A socially relevant musical that's both parts sweet and sharp, Kirsten Childs' 2000 autobiographical musical drama remains as topical today as it did 17 years ago! Following the journey of Viveca who always felt different from her white peers from kindergarten and all throughout her life, she moves away from suburban Los Angeles and her life as a dutiful daughter, to the bright lights of Broadway, hoping to make it as a dancer, all while facing prejudice and obstacles due to her face. Navigating the ever-changing politics of race and class, she finally learns to be herself in a world that is predominantly white-centered.

Really Rosie

New York City Center Mainstage

August 2-5, 2017

​New York City Centre close out their new Encores! season with Maurice Sendak and Carole King's Really Rosie. This sweet, family-friendly show first premiered Off-Broadway in 1980, and has since become a mainstay of children's theatre groups worldwide. Combining the Where the Wild Things Are writer's empathy for his young protagonists and Carole King's unmatched talent for sparkling pop melodies, it's a whipsmart musical that never once talks down to its young audience.


New York City Center Mainstage

November 15-19, 2017

Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson star in this brand new concert staging of the beloved Lerner and Loewe tale of magic and romance in a mysterious village in the Scottish Highlands. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris), this concert staging will revisit the musical that aside from a healthy appreciation of tartan, gave us beautiful ballet interludes and wonderful songs such as 'Almost Like Being in Love'

Hey, Look Me Over!

New York City Center Mainstage

February 7-11, 2018

Kicking off the 2018 season at The New York City Center in January, this natural progression of Jack Viertel's enduring 25-year musical review Encores celebrates the biggest tunes on Broadway that the original show have yet to perform and put their unique tongue-in-cheek spin on! Credited in part for helping revive the popularity of musicals such as Chicago, Wonderful Town, and Finian's Rainbow, this newest offering will feature tunes from the little-known musicals Mack & Mabel, Greenwillow, Wildcat and many, many more!

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