The first performing arts center in New York City founded in 1943 by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and City Council President Newbold Morris. It was converted from a meeting hall for the members of the Ancient and Accepted Order of the Mystic Shrine.

The City Center Encores! series of shows features revivals of old shows, especially Chicago: The Musical as of 1996.

Web site: www.citycenter.org

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