THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
NEW YORK CITY BALLET
townre.nyc/laboheme October 2nd, 2017 through March 10th, 2018
townre.nyc/nutcracker17 November 24th through December 31st
One of the world’s favorite operas returns to the Lincoln Center stage. Featuring a cast of opera favorites, Puccini’s La Bohème follows the near-destitute artist Marcello as he falls in love with his beautiful neighbor Mimì in 1830’s Paris. This Bohemian tale is familiar to many as the storyline that inspired the hit Broadway musical Rent in the 1990’s.
There is no better place to be with your family during the holiday season than at Lincoln Center. Join the New York City Ballet for this timeless classic, featuring original choreography by George Balanchine and music by composer Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky. All 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 32 stagehands and two casts of 50 young students from the School of American Ballet join forces to make each performance as magical as the holiday season.
CARNEGIE HALL’S OPENING NIGHT GALA: THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
townre.nyc/carnegiegala17 October 4th, 7:00pm
townre.nyc/mbutterfly Opens October 7th, Cort Theatre
Venture out to Carnegie Hall for its opening night performance, featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra. Enjoy three classic pieces: Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue and Bernstein’s On The Waterfront Symphonic Suite and the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Afterwards, join in on the opening night Gala at Cipriani on 42nd Street to round out a perfect New York evening.
Love. Espionage. Betrayal. Just a few of the themes of the highly anticipated revival of M. Butterfly, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Clive Owen. This play is loosely based on the relationship between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu, a male Peking opera singer and is inspired by Puccini’s classic opera, Madama Butterfly.
THE NEW YORK POPS: THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY townre.nyc/springsteen17 Opens October 12th, Walter Kerr Theatre
townre.nyc/pops17 December 15th, 8:00pm
Join rock and roll legend Bruce Springsteen in a solo acoustic performance on Broadway. This intimate night will feature Bruce, equipped with his guitar, a piano and countless stories. The show will loosely follow the arc of his life and his work. Open for five weeks only!
This holiday favorite is sure to delight your family, friends and out of town guests! Join the New York Pops for the orchestra’s annual program of holiday classics and festive surprises, featuring the Essential Voices USA and guest vocalist Megan Hilty.
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND townre.nyc/onceonthisisland Opens November 9th, Circle in the Square Theatre Returning to Broadway this fall is the vibrant Once on this Island, a show about a young peasant girl who goes on a quest to find the man she loves on the other side of the island. Featuring Caribbean colors, rhythms and dance, this is a show you won’t want to miss!
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