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The New York State Theater, home to New York City Ballet and New York City Opera, is located in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex. Designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, this 2,755-seat theater is a traditional proscenium theater, and since it’s opening on April 23, 1964, has undergone a series of technical renovations to make it a state-of-the-art venue. Many classic Broadway musicals, such as The King and I, Carousel (with its original star, John Raitt), Annie Get Your Gun (with its original star, Ethel Merman), Show Boat, and South Pacific, among others, were revived at the New York State Theater.

Carmen, Nutcracker, The Pirates Of Penzance, and Madama Butterfly, are some of the performances scheduled for the next few months. With most tickets sold out, you may have a problem obtaining New York State Theater tickets for the shows of your choice. We have the resources to make your tickets available to you, right at your doorstep. You can use either our online resources, or our courteous staff can help you with your New York State Theater tickets via the phone.

New York State Theater – The Facts

The New York State Theater was built in time for the 1964–1965 world’s fair, to serve as New York State’s cultural participation. On April 25, 1961, New York State’s governor, Nelson A. Rockefeller, authorized purchase of a completed building within the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex.

Following the Avery Fisher Hall, then known as the Philharmonic Hall, the New York State Theater was the second theater in the Lincoln Center. Travertine stone, also used to build St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in Rome, was used throughout the 13-story New York State Theater. Several stories of the theater are below the ground.

51 sub-contractors, 1,000 construction workers, and a total of $19.3 million took two years to complete the New York State Theater – well within the budget, and on time. On April 18, 1964 at 8:15 pm, the construction workers and their wives were the first to see the first performance at the New York State Theater – a dress rehearsal that included Raymonda Variations, Agon and Western Symphony.

The official opening night program included “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Allegro Brillante (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine) with Maria Tallchief and Andre Prokovsky, a scene from Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel with John Raitt and Joan Weldon, Marche Joyeuse by Emmanuel Chabrier, and Stars and Stripes (Sousa/Balanchine).

New York State Theater – The Trivia

Glass windows at the front of the Theater were covered with the beaded curtain that consisted of 8 million gold colored metal balls – equaling the population of New York City in 1964.

The ceiling of the Promenade, replaced three times since the Theater opened in 1964, is made of 18K gold leaf.

Circus Women and Two Nudes, the gigantic sculptures dominating the Promenade, were carved from the virgin vein of Carrara marble.

The New York State Theater tickets at Reedstickets will cost you a little more than the face value, to cover the cost of arranging the tickets for you.

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