Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about non-existent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on stage instead with today's Groupon: for $60, you get one ticket to the New York City Center presentation of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake on the Mainstage (a $111 value, including $1 facility fee). Tickets will be in the Orchestra 1 section and can be picked up at will call 30 minutes before the performance. If you would like to have multiple seats together, be sure to purchase multiple tickets in the same transaction. Choose from the following three performances:
- Sunday, October 17, at 2 p.m.
- Sunday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m.
A winner of three Tony Awards in 1999, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake revamps one of the world's most well-known dance classics with a creative zest and an unconventionally male corps de ballet. Keep your peepers peeled as a cast of premiere dancers whirls across the stage with more power and skill than even the most graceful real dancing swans. Cutting-edge choreography and striking costumes add to the visual spectacle of the work, which is currently the longest-running ballet in the history of London's West End or on either end of Broadway. Several of the production's performers are veterans of their roles, including Richard Winsor and Jonathan Ollivier, both of whom spent months frequenting lake-top discotheques to perfect their feathered footwork.
A more than 60-year-old cultural bulwark, the New York City Center plays host to some of the world's most accomplished dance-doers and provides guests with the opportunity to clap their hands at theatrical performances of all varieties. A chance to catch a modern classic during its scant four-week run, today's deal is ideal for impressing dates with your artistic savvy and mastery of bird calls or treating your favorite ornithologist to a rare evening away from the treetops.
- Part of my appreciation for New York City comes from some of the older institutions that exist here and their architecture. The City Center is one such building. – Benson Y., Yelp
- The theater space is a bit old fashioned- in fact all the performances I have seen have been in what seems to be a practice dance studio, with metal fold-up chairs set around the perimeter of the dance floor, but almost every seat is a good seat. – Laura W., Yelp
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