The New York City Ballet announced they would stream their 2019 performance of George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker" on Marquee TV due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020 marks the first year since its debut in February 1954 that the dance company will not perform NYC's holiday season's signature event.
The production will be available beginning Dec. 11 through Jan. 3.
The "box office" is now open for George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®, streaming on @MarqueeArtsTV Dec 11 - Jan 3. Get your ticket to our quintessential holiday ballet today: https://t.co/quqc3HQl1y pic.twitter.com/Byg7YdTmTK
— nycballet (@nycballet) November 27, 2020
Tickets will cost $25 in the United States but will vary internationally and available for up to 48-hours.
The dance company said the performance was filmed live at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center last December.
The production footage will also be used in the upcoming Disney+ documentary "On Pointe," which will be available starting Dec. 18.