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New York City Center was among the first performing arts centers established in Manhattan. Mayor LaGuardia dedicated it in 1943. Its goal was to make the best of theatre, dance, and music more accessible.
These days, many distinguished companies call City Center their home. Some of them are the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Manhattan Theatre Club. Furthermore, many guest artists and visiting organizations perform within its walls. Most noteworthy, however, is that City Center produces a slate of their own programming as well. The most famous of these is ENCORES, in which past Broadway musical gems are revitalized. In 2010, the series expanded to spotlight off-Broadway shows too (ENCORES Off-Center).
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