Our Featured Stories

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Meet Claire Simba

Claire Simba writes and directs her own plays, wants to travel to Greece to see where Theatre was born and has lived across three continents! Learn more about Claire, our Emma in Please Bring Balloons!
Derek Christopher Murphy of Love That Dog
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Derek Christopher Murphy

Love That Dog's Derek Christopher Murphy was a state champion pole vaulter, says Count Olaf is one of the best villains of all time and has his own dog named Prince! Learn more about the man bringing Jack to life in Love That Dog!

What's Your Favorite Holiday Tradition?

The holidays are here! There's nothing better than spending time…
Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker
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Meet the Cast of Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker

Sophie the Swan's new dance adventure, Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker, begins this November at Theatre Row. We're so grateful to have such a brilliant team of dancers bringing Sophie and her friends to life!
Young Charles Dickens
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Meet the Cast of Young Charles Dickens

As Lin-Manuel Miranda prepares to leave Hamilton, Business 2 Community took a look at the impact the show has had, featuring a quote from our own Emma Halpern (NYCCT Co-Artistic Director).
Young Charles Dickens
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#NYCCTReads Charles Dickens: David Copperfield

Our NYCCT Reads Charles Dickens Series continues with David Copperfield! Learn more about Charles Dickens's eighth novel.
New York City Children's Theater's 20th Anniversary Season
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We're proud to serve all of New York City's children, and always will be.

Since its founding 20 years ago, NYCCT has been committed to promoting diversity. We promise to keep working to bridge the gaps that divide us.
Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker
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10 of the Most Famous Ballerinas in the World!

Today we take a look back at some other young girls & boys whose dedication led them to becoming some of the most famous ballerinas in the world!

Read more Stories and Feature Articles from New York City Children’s Theater

What the Press is Saying

Please Bring Balloons
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Please Bring Balloons is on Mommy Poppin's February GoList!

Please Bring Balloons is on Mommy Poppin's February GoList!
New York City Children's Theater's 20th Anniversary Season
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Two of the Best Winter Shows!

Mommy Poppins is calling Love That Dog and Please Bring Balloons two of the Best Winter Shows for NYC Kids!
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"My Daughter was Riveted!"

"As soon as the dancers took to the stage, my daughter was riveted...It was just enough to whet my kid’s appetite for ballet." - Rose Gordon Sala, Mommy Poppins
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"A Good Time for the Whole Family!"

"I would highly recommend you catch Ballerina Swan & the Nutcracker this holiday season, it is a good time for the whole family!" - Brooklyn Active Mama
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Gotham Love Reviews Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker

"The performance was so exciting [my daughter] loved every minute of the ballet dancers on stage." - Gotham Love on Ballerina Swan & the Nutcracker
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Absolutely Charming and just in time for the Holiday Season

"This performance is absolutely charming and just in time for the holiday season with the popular Nutcracker tunes." - The Mama Maven
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Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker is "Ideal for the Holidays"!

"Ideal for the holidays, the charming performance had my daughter transfixed with the mesmerizing dancers and eye-catching costumes." - Brown Girl Gumbo
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"Animated, joyful, and engaging for children"

"The cast was brilliant. Animated and joyful, and engaging for children! the perfect intro to ballet or theater!" - Lil Kid Big City

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What Our Audiences are Saying

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"My girls looked up all of his stories"

After seeing the show with their daughters, one NYC parent says the girls got home and looked up all of his stories and said "He really was brilliant!"
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The Story Was Inspirational

This NYC mom saw Young Charles Dickens with her son and his friend - and enjoyed everything from the intimate theater to the story that unfolded on stage!
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"He was pretty dazzled by the magic of theater"

This NYC mom was pleasantly surprised when her children were dazzled by a more serious piece of theater as well as the talkback with the cast after!
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Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker: Not Just for Girls!

This NYC Mom was nervous her son would not like the show because he thought it was 'just for girls' but the surprise twist gave him a new perspective!
Literature at Play Sharing Day
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The Children were Always Excited to see Alec!

"The children were always excited to see Alec and the activities got us dancing and singing. Lots of shy kids really came out of their shells."
Students in a Literature at Play Workshop
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The Kids Really Liked Working with Instruments

“The kids really liked working with instruments and were really engaged throughout. The music helped explain the story for the ELL students.”
Danny Harris Kornfeld in Wringer
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We Loved It!

"We still point out birds by our house and say, ‘maybe that is Nipper'"
Dan Rosales and Storm Lever in Wringer
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We give Wringer 5 stars!

"There was humor, suspense and a moral lesson for us as well!"

Read more Audience Raves about New York City Children’s Theater