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Kings Theatre

  • Music
  • Flatbush
  • price 3 of 4
  • Recommended
Loew's Kings Theatre Brooklyn, New York
Matt LambrosLoew's Kings Theatre Brooklyn, New York
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Time Out Says

Once one of Brooklyn’s most elegant movie theaters, the Loew’s Kings Theatre opened in Flatbush as a movie and live performance space in 1929. When multiplex cinemas became popular in the 1950s, the theater lost traction with audiences. It eventually closed in 1977 and the stunning interior fell into disrepair. After an elaborate $95 million restoration, the 3,074-seat theater reopened in 2015 in all its original glory. Catch classic acts and rising stars alike at the ornate theater.

Details

Address:
1027 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn
11226
Cross street:
between Duryea Pl and Tilden Ave
Transport:
Subway: Q, 2, 5 to Beverly Rd
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Brooklyn Ballet: The Brooklyn Nutcracker

  • Contemporary and experimental

Brooklyn Ballet's take on The Nutcracker, choreographed by artistic director Lynn Parkerson, emphasizes cultural and artistic diversity. Alongside sequences that hew to the classic 19th-century tradition are interludes featuring street dance, flamenco, belly dancing, Chinese dance, hoop dance and hip-hop. The cast of this year's edition includes Aliesha Bryan, the Red Dance Studio Chinese Dancers, Sira Melikian, ShanDien LaRance and Michael “Big Mike” Fields.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

  • Hip-hop

This production interprets the classic with hip-hop choreography and an updated version of the holiday story; directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber and adapted by Mike Fitelson, the production features onstage DJs, an amped-up version of the Tchaikovsky score and a short opening act by rap pioneer Kurtis Blow. (The show plays at NJPAC on December 18 and then at Brooklyn's Kings Theater on December 19.)

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