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Lincoln Center Festival

Lincoln Center Festival (New York, NY)

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(July 5 – August 5, 2012) Lincoln Center’s resident companies and artists dazzle audiences all year long, but during the Lincoln Center Festival, held every July, it is the best of the international theater community that goes on display. A collection of well-chosen productions offer the unexpected, some simple and exotic, others breathtaking in their artistry and enormity. Dramatic re-imaginings of Western classics, Mongolian songs, Iranian religious drama, and music from Bach to African pop have all been on the program. Festival audiences have seen Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company move to Hebrew melodies and Springsteen tunes, Russia’s Kirov Opera take on the Ring Cycle, homegrown talents Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass present intriguing new works, and Britain’s finest actors do Pinter and Beckett. The Lincoln Center Festival truly is the best of all theatrical worlds.

Lincoln Center Festival Information

  • Venues: Performances are given at various locations in and around the Lincoln Center complex, located at W. 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam
  • Public Transportation: Excellent (easily accessible by subway lines 1 at 66th Street/Lincoln Center; A, B, C, and D, at 59th Street/Columbus Circle; and buses M5, M7, M10, M11, M66, and M104)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Dance, music, theater, and opera productions from around the world presented each July. Performance schedule varies
  • Ticket Prices: Ticket prices vary considerably, $20–$270 (higher prices for multiple shows, cycles, or marathons). Some student discounts available.