The Nutcracker at The Lincoln Center on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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The Nutcracker at The Lincoln Center Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Holiday Show
  • The Nutcracker at The Lincoln Center is Act 1 is 49 minutes long and Act 2 is 41 minutes long long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 9 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: November 26, 2021
  • Show Opened : November 26, 2021
  • Show Closed: January 2, 2022

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker is a ballet that has become a NYC holiday tradition and is performed by the NYC Ballet every year during December.

The Nutcracker at The Lincoln Center on Broadway Background

The New York City Ballet's (NYCB) Nutcracker is a family favorite holiday show at the David H. Koch (pronounced coke) Theater at the Lincoln Center, and this years production promises to be no exception.

With George Balanchine's original choreography and Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's music from 1892, this year's show promises to be another record-setting demonstration of the art of ballet for the masses.

The show's sales pitch is "Tchaikovsky's beloved melodies transport you to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets." But these words fail to capture the true nature of the show, which has long been a crowd favorite, steeped in tradition.

But the show is so much more than just this small sound-bite. Any patron can attest that this show appeals to people in many different ways, be it the score, the dance or the spectacle.

The audience at the Lincoln Center for this show is made up of an eclectic mix of local New Yorkers dressed to the nines in suits and evening dress, parents and children with their strollers and iPhones, and even tourists in jeans and t-shirts, trying to figure out where they are supposed to go -- a true melting pot of New York City all celebrating their love of New York Ballet and particularly George Balanchine's take on The Nutcracker.

What’s The Nutcracker at The Lincoln Center Like?

The story can be a little confusing for the uninitiated given there are no actual words spoken during this show. Many people just sit back and enjoy the beautiful ballet and amazing sets one after the other.

For those who need to know the slightly irreverent story; its about a young girl, who's favorite Christmas toy the Nutcracker, comes alive. After everyone goes to bed, the evil mouse king and his minions reign supreme. After The Nutcracker defeats the evil Mouse King in battle, she is whisked away to a magical kingdom where she is joined by her prince and is entertained by various acts taken from all the corners of the globe.

Is The Nutcracker at The Lincoln Center Good for Kids?

The show is perfect for children. It's a bright and interesting timeless show performed by NYC ballet and the Lincoln Center Orchestra and it enthralls adults and children of all ages.

Theatre Information

David H Koch Theatre

20 Lincoln Center
(63rd Street at Columbus Avenue)
New York, NY 10023
Seats: 2,586
Entrance: The Lincoln Center complex stretches from 62nd to 65th Streets, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues.
Theatre Information

David H Koch Theatre Seating Chart

The Nutcracker at The Lincoln Center Marquee

The Nutcracker at The Lincoln Center Marquee

Past Cast Members

Tiler Peck
Gonzalo Garcia
Sterling Hyltin
Herr Drosselmeier
Allen Peiffer
MarzipanGeorgina Pazcoguin
Erica Peraira
Hot Chocolate
Taylor Stanley
Ashley Laracey
Antonio Carmena
Candy Cane
Harrison Ball
Mother Ginger
Harrison Coll
Sara Adams
Meagan Mann
Claire Von Enck
Olivia MacKinnon
Devin Alberda
Mouse King
Aaron Sanz
Frau and Stahlbaum
Gwyneth Muller
Frau and Stahlbaum
Adrian Danchig-Waring

Production Credits

George Balanchine
Barbara Karinska
Set Designer
Rouben Ter-Arutunian
Alexandre Dumas
Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

Creative Team

Director of Production
Marquerite Mehler
Technical Director
Perry Silvey
Resident Lighting Designer
Mark Stanley
Lighting Director
John Cuff
Stage Manager
Jacqueline Reid
Assistant Stage Manager
Nicole Mitchell
Assistant Stage Manager
Jenna Woods
Assistant Lighting Director
Katy Atwell
Assistant Technical Director
Alberto Ruiz
Director of Rehearsal Administration
Thomas A. Lemanski