Nutcracker in the News

Performances of New York City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® are well underway and we’ve rounded up a few recent news stories about the exciting return of this holiday classic…

NBC Nightly News – New York City Ballet’s “Nutcracker” is back

NBC Nightly News weekend anchor Kate Snow interviews Jonathan Stafford and SAB students about the return of “The Nutcracker’

The New York City Ballet’s production of the “The Nutcracker” is back on stage after taking a year off for the pandemic. The company has performed the show since 1954. This comeback is a reminder of how special the tradition is.

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New York 1 – New York City Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ returns to Lincoln Center

NY1 interviews NYCB principal dancer and SAB Faculty Member Sterling Hyltin and SAB students about returning to the stage for “The Nutcracker.”

Sugar Plum with Angels - NYCB Nutcracker - NY1 News

“The Nutcracker,” a beloved holiday tradition, is returning to Lincoln Center. The ballet is the first most people see as children, and it’s the first ballet many young dancers perform in.

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New York Pix 11 – “The Nutcracker” Returns

NYC TV Station PIX11 Interviews Tiler Peck

New York Times: Not Off the Rack: This Year’s Bespoke ‘Nutcracker’ at City Ballet
OK McCausland for The New York Times

For the first time since the New York City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®  premiered, the company’s costume shop needed to remake nearly 130 costumes from scratch for a cast that’s older and taller, with ways to adjust them back down to size built in.

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