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Performing Arts

Performing Arts
Performing Arts

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When you visit New York City, catching a Broadway play is an easy choice for something fun to see, but don't forget the plethora of other performing arts venues. From ballet to opera to the New York Philharmonic, feel free to expand your mind and entertain your creative side with some performance art. Don't worry; you'll be so entertained you might not even notice it's good for you.

New York City | Performing Arts

Avery Fisher Hall
  • Avery Fisher Hall
  • Home to the New York Philharmonic and part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex, Avery Fisher Hall has worked to overcome criticism for acoustical and design problems, despite its prestigious reputation.
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Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Founded in 1861, the Brooklyn Academy of Music has been known to Manhattan-dwellers and the rest of the world as a premiere (and famously progressive) performing arts venue.
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Carnegie Hall
  • Carnegie Hall
  • What do Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Einstein, Judy Garland, The Beatles, Churchill, and Martin Luther King, Jr. have in common? They have all taken stage at Carnegie Hall. Thanks largely to funding by prosperous New York City merchant Andrew Carnegie, the hall opened in May 1891.
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Lincoln Center
  • Lincoln Center
  • Though unassuming by day, at night Lincoln Center is alight with the dazzling possibility of unforgettable experiences.
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Metropolitan Opera House
  • Metropolitan Opera House
  • Upon walking through the majestic doors of Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House, guests are immediately overwhelmed with an abundance of culture, history, and sheer elegance.
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New York City Ballet
  • New York City Ballet
  • Since its inception in 1948, the New York City Ballet (NYCB) has become one of the foremost dance companies in the world, training its artists through the School of American Ballet, founded by the incomparable George Balanchine.
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The Joyce Theater
  • The Joyce Theater
  • Founded in 1982, the Joyce Theater is to dance as the Met is to opera. With its location in the heart of Chelsea, this former porn theater-turned-premiere contemporary performance venue has housed almost 300 groups, from NY-based modern dance companies to internationally renowned Flamenco dancers.
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