(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Celebrating its 10th triumphant year, Riverdance, the original Irish dance phenomenon, will return to New York’s Radio City Music Hall for a 10-show run commemorating where the show first became a sensation in North America.
Opening on March 10 Riverdance will return to New York for the first time in four years. Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, Riverdance has played more than 8,000 performances and been seen live by more than 18 million people in 250 venues throughout 30 countries, making it one of the longest-running live entertainment shows in history. Riverdance has been seen by a television audience of more than 1.5 billion people, and more than nine million videos and 2.5 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD have been sold.
"The years have passed so quickly since we first created Riverdance and New York has always had a special meaning to us as the city that first introduced the show to North America," said Doherty. "To commemorate this milestone, we felt there is a no more fitting place for this special engagement than to return to the famed stage of Radio City Music Hall. These celebratory performances will be unforgettable."
Riverdance had its world premiere at the Point Theatre, Dublin in February 1995. The show has played to sold-out houses four times at Radio City Music Hall, where it made its North American debut, and has packed theaters throughout North America, Oceania, Asia and Europe and was the largest Western show to play China.
"Radio City Music Hall was thrilled to host the first-ever American performance of Riverdance ten years ago and we are excited to welcome them back to the Great Stage in celebration of their 10th Anniversary," said Joel Peresman, EVP Entertainment, Radio City Entertainment.
Tickets to the 10th anniversary performances range from $95-$35. A limited amount of VIP seats (including a special gift) are available at $125. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen