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Hip Hop Nutcracker at UPCA with Legendary MC Kurtis Blow–Special Ticket Price!

Doors: 6:30pm; Show: 7:30pm; with legendary MC Kurtis Blow. Tickets start at $15; BOGO “Nutcracker Backer” tickets – 2 for $69.

“A generous dose of contemporary spirit sure to heat up even the most restless and wintry of souls.” – The New York Times

“The Hip Hop Nutcracker turns Tchaikovsky on his head, in the coolest possible way.” – CBS

The Hip Hop Nutcracker sets out on a third national tour following the success of two previous sold-out tours, spread out across 23 U.S. cities. The show is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the Brooklyn-based theatrical hip-hop dance company Decadancetheatre. It was adapted to contemporary New York City by Mike Fitelson, executive director of United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA), which is the home of the original Hip Hop Nutcracker, and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo, as well as an on-stage electric violinist.

United Palace Historical Tour

Get up close and personal where you’ll explore this stunning 3,400-seat theatre, its mezzanine, grand foyer, balcony, and exterior, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to go up on stage! Free, but RSVP required here.

The history of United Palace, Manhattan’s 4th largest theatre and now a landmarked building, began in 1930, when it was then one of five Loew’s “Wonder Theatres” across the boroughs and New Jersey. Designed by noted architect Thomas Lamb (Cort Theatre, the former Ziegfeld Theatre) with interiors overseen by decorative specialist Harold Rambusch (Waldorf Astoria, Radio City Music Hall), it was one of the region’s premier vaudeville and movie houses. Today, the United Palace is a transformational venue that fuses culture, spirituality and entertainment.

United Palace provides free public tours every second Sunday of the month. Tours are capped at 30 people, so RSVP is required. Each visitor will receive a free pin that celebrates Lin-Manuel Miranda’s contributions to Movies at the Palace.

Learn more about the United Palace here.

Starting in October, the United Palace is offering FREE historical tours of our building every second Sunday of the month! Info/ RSVP required –> http://bit.ly/2vAWe4K  As a treat, each visitor will receive a free pin that celebrates Lin-Manuel Miranda’s contributions to Movies at the Palace.