NYC Ballet’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the David H. Koch Theater

Romeo and Juliet

It’s the classic Shakespeare story about two star-crossed Italian lovers.

When you are young, romance makes perfect sense. When you are older, romance makes no sense at all. Can love overcome the separation of death?

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”

Juliet in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Well maybe. Love has been compared to gravity, a mysterious force that binds things together. Once you go that route, you drop into quantum physics where it seems that just about anything is possible.


New York City Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet

After the original Bolshoi production in 1938 and the Kirov production of 1940, many great choreographers have been drawn to Romeo and Juliet.

Peter Martins’ premiered this choreography in 2007 for the Lincoln Kirstein Centennial Celebration honoring the ballet’s co-founder. Because Kirstein was instrumental in starting both City Ballet and the School of American Ballet, Martins uses dancers from both organizations.


Romeo and Juliet Performances

New York City Ballet performs Martins’ Romeo and Juliet 12 times in February 2018.

Tuesday, February 13 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 14, at 7:30 pm (Valentine’s Day)
Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 pm
Friday, February 16 at 8 pm
Saturday, February 17 at 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, February 18 at 1 pm & 7 pm

Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 21, at 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 pm
Friday, February 23 at 8 pm


Romeo and Juliet Tickets

Tickets are $30 – $185

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