Free tickets for New York City Ballet this weekend!
– via Duncan’s Shakespeare
I loved this remake, and I have always wanted to see this timeless story played out on stage, with dancing.
Here’s today’s Times item in its entirety.
Free â€˜Romeoâ€™ at City Ballet
New York City Ballet has announced that it is offering free tickets to a final dress rehearsal of its new production of â€œRomeo and Julietâ€ on April 29. The tickets will be distributed beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday at the New York State Theater box office. â€œIâ€™ve wanted to do this for years,â€ said Peter Martins, the ballet master in chief of City Ballet and the choreographer of â€œRomeo and Juliet,â€ which is to open on May 1. â€œWe finally found someone to underwrite it.â€ CIT Group is the sponsor of the rehearsal and also of the $15 tickets available throughout the spring season. Mr. Martins said these gestures were partly a tribute to Lincoln Kirstein, the co-founder of City Ballet, whose birthday centennial will be celebrated throughout the season. â€œHe believed that there could be an American audience for ballet,â€ Mr. Martins said. â€œAnd he was right.â€
My Edit: This already happened. Sorry. Mi malo.