City Center Season Includes Aeschylus, Encores!, MTC, Etc.
New York City Center's has announced its 2006-2007 season, which opens on September 16. In addition to numerous dance performances, the season hightlights will include Stephen Sondheim's Follies, presented as part of the Encores! series, and MTC's upcoming season, which includes several premieres.
From September 16th through 20th, The National Theatre of Greece will present Aeschylus' The Persians. "Founded more than seventy years ago, The National Theatre of Greece continues its tradition of introducing powerful interpretations of ancient Greek dramas to audiences throughout the world and, this season, the company returns to New York City Center presenting 'the oldest surviving play in history and the only Greek tragedy based on historic fact, written in 480 B.C.," state notes on the play, which will be performed in Greek with English supertitles. Tickets range from $35 to $75.
Our Leading Lady by Charles Busch will run at Stage II from February 22nd through April 22nd. "The world premiere will be directed by Lynne Meadow who staged his previous MTC hit, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. This new play tells the story of Laura Keane, a 19th-century American stage luminary as she prepares to perform at Ford's Theatre on the fateful night when Abraham Lincoln is in the audience." Tickets are $50. Among the dance highlights will be performances by American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Paul Taylor Dance Company, all of whom will return for their annual season.
Tickets for all New York City Center Events can be purchased by calling CityTix® at 212-581-1212, online at www.nycitycenter.org or at the City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues).
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