New York City Center

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New York City Center (previously known as the Mecca Temple, City Center of Music and Drama, and the New York City Center 55th Street Theater, ) is a 2,257-seat Moorish Revival theater located at 131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan, New York City.wikipedia
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Encores!

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City Center is especially known as a performing home for several major dance companies as well as the Encores! musical theater series and the Fall for Dance Festival.
Presented by New York City Center since 1994, Encores!

Fall for Dance Festival

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City Center is especially known as a performing home for several major dance companies as well as the Encores! musical theater series and the Fall for Dance Festival.
Fall for Dance is an annual dance festival presented by New York City Center in New York City.

Jean Dalrymple

On December 11, 1943, with publicist and future producer Jean Dalrymple in charge as the volunteer director of public relations, the New York City Center of Music and Drama opened its doors with a concert by the New York Philharmonic.
She was instrumental in the founding of New York City Center, and is best known for her productions there.

55th Street (Manhattan)

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New York City Center (previously known as the Mecca Temple, City Center of Music and Drama, and the New York City Center 55th Street Theater, ) is a 2,257-seat Moorish Revival theater located at 131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan, New York City.

Shriners

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The New York City Center, built in 1923, was designed by architect Harry P. Knowles and the firm of Clinton & Russell, and was originally called the Mecca Temple, by the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, more commonly known as Shriners.
Architecturally notable Shriners Temples include the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the former Mecca Temple, now called New York City Center and used primarily as a concert hall, Newark Symphony Hall, the Landmark Theater (formerly The Mosque) in Richmond, Virginia, the Tripoli Shrine Temple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Polly Rosenbaum Building (formerly the El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium) in Phoenix, the Helena Civic Center (Montana) (formerly the Algeria Shrine Temple), Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Missouri and the Fox Theatre (Atlanta, Georgia) which was jointly built between the Atlanta Shriners and movie mogul William Fox.

Moorish Revival architecture

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New York City Center (previously known as the Mecca Temple, City Center of Music and Drama, and the New York City Center 55th Street Theater, ) is a 2,257-seat Moorish Revival theater located at 131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan, New York City.

Newbold Morris

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By the early 1940s, the building was slated for demolition when New York City Council President Newbold Morris and Mayor Fiorello La Guardia decided to convert the building into a home for the performing arts.
He was instrumental in founding City Center Theater in 1943 and the New York City Opera in 1944.

New York City Opera

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New York City Center was home to the New York City Opera (1944–1964) and the New York City Ballet (1948–1966).
The company was originally housed at the New York City Center theater on West 55th Street in Manhattan.

New York City Ballet

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New York City Center was home to the New York City Opera (1944–1964) and the New York City Ballet (1948–1966).
The company was named New York City Ballet in 1948 when it became resident at City Center of Music and Drama.

Show Boat

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The center was also famous as an inexpensive venue for revivals of dozens of classic and then-recent Broadway musicals, among them Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, and Show Boat.
Additional New York revivals were produced in 1948 and 1954 at the New York City Center.

Oklahoma!

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The center was also famous as an inexpensive venue for revivals of dozens of classic and then-recent Broadway musicals, among them Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, and Show Boat.
In 1953, a 10th anniversary revival opened on August 31 at the New York City Center Theatre.

Ballet Russe de Monte-Carlo

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One of the first dance companies to perform regularly there was the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, from 1944 to 1948.
Based in New York from 1944–1948, the company's regular home was New York City Center.

Carousel (musical)

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The center was also famous as an inexpensive venue for revivals of dozens of classic and then-recent Broadway musicals, among them Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, and Show Boat.
The touring company had a four-week run at New York City Center in January 1949.

David H. Koch Theater

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"CCMD" leased the New York State Theater from Lincoln Center, which leased it from the City of New York.
The present corporation of CCMD (separate and apart from New York City Center on 55th Street) continues to manage the theater today.

Wonderful Town

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The popular series, which continues to this day, spawned the Broadway revivals of Chicago, Wonderful Town, The Apple Tree, Gypsy (2008), and Finian's Rainbow.
It won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actress, and spawned three New York City Center productions between 1958 and 1966, the 1955 and 1986 West End production and 2003 Broadway revival.

South Pacific (musical)

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The center was also famous as an inexpensive venue for revivals of dozens of classic and then-recent Broadway musicals, among them Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, and Show Boat.
A limited run of South Pacific by the New York City Center Light Opera Company opened at New York City Center on May 4, 1955, closing on May 15, 1955.

Finian's Rainbow

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The popular series, which continues to this day, spawned the Broadway revivals of Chicago, Wonderful Town, The Apple Tree, Gypsy (2008), and Finian's Rainbow.
Finian's Rainbow was revived three times on Broadway by the New York City Center Light Opera Company.

Chicago (musical)

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The popular series, which continues to this day, spawned the Broadway revivals of Chicago, Wonderful Town, The Apple Tree, Gypsy (2008), and Finian's Rainbow.
City Center Encores! series presented Chicago in concert in May 1996.

Christopher Wheeldon

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The program continues City Center's long history of nurturing choreographers, from George Balanchine to Christopher Wheeldon.
In November 2006 Wheeldon announced the formation of Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, a transatlantic company with a US base at New York City Center and in the UK at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London.

Gypsy (musical)

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The popular series, which continues to this day, spawned the Broadway revivals of Chicago, Wonderful Town, The Apple Tree, Gypsy (2008), and Finian's Rainbow.
Jack Viertel, the artistic director of New York City Center Encores! saw the production and was so impressed that he contacted Arthur Laurents, requesting that he direct a new fully staged production of the show for a new summer "Encores!"

CitySpire Center

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Later in the 1980s, the main stage was extensively renovated in connection with the adjacent construction of the high-rise mixed-use building, Cityspire: "To complete the deal, Eichner Properties agreed to contribute $3 million to the City Opera and $3 million to the City Ballet, which covered the purchase of the air rights ... and to spend $5.5 million to renovate the theater in exchange for the 20 percent space bonus."
The Moorish-inspired dome, which is a homage to the adjacent New York City Center on West 55th Street, is illuminated at night with a white light.

Alvin Ailey

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Today, New York City Center is the New York performance home to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Flamenco Festival, and the Martha Graham Dance Company, to name a few.
In August 1972 the company was briefly renamed Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater and became a resident company of New York City Center.

Henri Langlois

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The films were selected by Cinémathèque Française founder and director Henri Langlois, from its archive of more than 50,000 films.
The exhibition, co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum and the City Center of Music and Drama in New York, showed seventy films dating from the medium’s first seventy-five years on thirty-five consecutive evenings from July 29 to September 3, 1970.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Centennial

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In celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Centennial, the City Center co-sponsored “Cinémathèque at the Metropolitan Museum,” which showed seventy films dating from the medium's first seventy-five years on thirty-five consecutive evenings from July 29 to September 3, 1970.
“Cinémathèque at the Metropolitan Museum,” which was jointly sponsored by the Museum and City Center of Music and Drama, showed seventy films dating from the medium's first seventy-five years on thirty-five consecutive evenings from July 29 to September 3, 1970.

Cinémathèque Française

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The films were selected by Cinémathèque Française founder and director Henri Langlois, from its archive of more than 50,000 films.
In celebration of the Centennial of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum and the City Center of Music and Drama in New York co-sponsored "Cinémathèque at the Metropolitan Museum."