The Rockettes News

BWW Reviews: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 16, 2014

Gettysburg Community Theatre delivered a deservedly sold-out JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to the area in time for Easter (more...)

MillionTreesNYC, PwC New York and NY Knicks Team Up to Plant 1500 Trees in Jamaica Bay Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

MillionTreesNYC and PwC New York teamed up with the New York Knicks on Thursday, April 10 to plant 1,500 trees and 200 shrubs in Jamaica Bay Park in Queens. Attendees included NYC Parks First Deputy Commissioner Liam Kavanagh, Knicks legends Walt 'Clyde' Frazier and Anthony Mason, Liberty legend Kym Hampton, the Knicks City Dancers, Partner and PwC New York Market Youth Education Leader Mitch Roschelle, students from PS 161 -The Arthur Ashe School, and more than 120 volunteers from PwC, the Knicks, and NYC Parks. (more...)

Photo Flash: Travie McCoy Gives Surprise Performance at Garden of Dreams Prom
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

On Tuesday, April 8, the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a not for profit charity that works closely with the Madison Square Garden Company to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles, hosted 52 children from a variety of area-hospitals and WHEDco, a Bronx-based community organization, at the Theater at MSG for its first-ever prom. (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT to Return to Radio City Music Hall for Live Shows, 7/29
by TV News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

NBC's "America's Got Talent" returns to Radio City Music Hall, one of the nation's most storied and historic venues, for its upcoming ninth season. (more...)

10 Reasons to Become a Hobby Center Season Subscriber
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center 2014 2015 season, announced today, features six shows and a stunning array of classic music, spectacular dancing, and award-winning entertainment. (more...)

Oakland University Music, Theatre and Dance MaTilDa Awards Set for this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The award ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held on Sunday, April 13. Oakland University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present the 15th Annual MaTilDa Awards to honor outstanding contributions from Music Theatre and Dance students, alumni and community partners. The red carpet event is set for 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at the Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester and includes dinner and entertainment. The public is welcome. (more...)

MSGE Announces All New Live Theatrical Production, 'Heart and Lights'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announces the launch of a brand new, New York City themed, live theatrical production at Radio City Music Hall, entitled 'Heart and Lights' (more...)

The Rockettes, CAMELOT, MOTOWN, Dance, Jazz and More Set for Omaha Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Omaha Performing Arts' 2014/2015 Season will be a spectacular season of award-winning productions and performers. The upcoming season was announced during a subscriber and patron event at the Holland Performing Arts Center on March 31. Two of the iconic Rockettes helped kick off the night and led a dance demonstration for local youth in the lobby after the event. Cast members from the Broadway musical MOTOWN THE MUSICAL closed the event with a performance that featured a medley of Motown hits. (more...)

Oakland University Department of Music Theatre and Dance to Host MaTilda Awards, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Oakland University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present the 15th Annual MaTilDa Awards banquet to honor outstanding contributions from Music Theatre and Dance students, alumni and community partners. The red carpet event is set for 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at the Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester and includes dinner and entertainment. The public is welcome. (more...)

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Hosts GMHC's Spring 2014 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Today, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), the nation's oldest AIDS service organization, announces the sensational news that its annual dinner gala will be hosted by the award-winning actress, singer and dancer, Chita Rivera, and held at Cipriani 42nd Street, tonight, March 26, 2014. A revered Broadway legend, Ms. Rivera is not a stranger to GMHC. In 2004, she starred in GMHC's benefit concert, 'Showstoppers,' featuring 20 Broadway stars performing their signature numbers at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, March 24, 2014 - MOTHERS AND SONS, BROADWAY BACKWARDS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 24, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: MOTHERS AND SONS opens tonight, Block, Groff, Lewis, Rannells and more join forces for BROADWAY BACKWARDS and more! (more...)

New Rockettes Show HEART AND LIGHTS Postponed Until 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

MSG Entertainment today annnounced postponement of its new live theatrical production, Heart and Lights with The Rockettes, until next year. (more...)

Carol Lawrence to Guest Star in Ziegfeld Society's A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

The Ziegfeld Society will present A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II today, March 15th, an original musical revue which tells the history of the precision dance line founded in 1925 by choreographer Russell Markert, inspired by The Tiller Girls in THE ZIEFELD FOLLIES OF 1922, and their evolution from their early beginnings as The Missouri Rockets to the Roxyettes to the now legendary Rockettes. The production will have musical direction by Mark York (musical director of Jim Dale's upcoming Roundabout production JUST JIM DALE), written. directed and choreographed by former Rockettes Mary Six Rupert and Karyn Tomczak. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Doug Wright on Radio City's HEART AND LIGHTS, Working With the Rockettes, and the Magic of New York City
by Diana Heisroth - Mar 14, 2014

MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announces the launch of a brand new, New York City themed, live theatrical production at Radio City Music Hall, entitled Heart and Lights, which stars The Rockettes in a way that audiences have never seen them before. Heart and Lights celebrates the vibrant, infectious energy of New York City as seen through the eyes of two cousins, who discover their grandmother's surprising past by uncovering the secrets of the city she loved. This 90-minute show features a heartwarming journey through New York City, thread through eight production numbers of dynamically different Rockettes choreography, dazzling costumes and innovative technology including 3D effects, elaborate animatronics and GPS elements. Heart and Lights is set to an unforgettable soundtrack of original music coupled with songs by some of the most influential musical artists of the past 50 years. The production presents groundbreaking technology that will immerse audiences in the magic of live theater in a way only Radio City can deliver. Recently, BroadwayWorld got the chance to chat with Doug Wright, who wrote the book for Heart and Lights, about the creative process, working with director and choreography Linda Haberman and The Rockettes, and this dazzling love letter to New York City. (more...)

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera to Host GMHC's Spring 2014 Gala, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Today, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), the nation's oldest AIDS service organization, announces the sensational news that its annual dinner gala will be hosted by the award-winning actress, singer and dancer, Chita Rivera, and held at Cipriani 42nd Street, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. A revered Broadway legend, Ms. Rivera is not a stranger to GMHC. In 2004, she starred in GMHC's benefit concert, 'Showstoppers,' featuring 20 Broadway stars performing their signature numbers at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

Fuse to Count Down 100 MOST AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS, 3/6-7
by TV News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, is celebrating the 100 musicians with the largest award collections in '100 Most Award-Winning Artists.' Award-winners Nelly, Jack Antonoff and Cody Simpson host the 10-hour countdown filled with artists who have been honored at the Grammys, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Brit Awards, and even the Oscars. Parts 1 through 5 will kick off the countdown, airing consecutively beginning on Thursday, March 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Parts 6 through 10 will wrap up the countdown starting at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 7. (more...)

Carol Lawrence to Guest Star in Ziegfeld Society's A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

The Ziegfeld Society will present A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II on Saturday, March 15th, an original musical revue which tells the history of the precision dance line founded in 1925 by choreographer Russell Markert, inspired by The Tiller Girls in THE ZIEFELD FOLLIES OF 1922, and their evolution from their early beginnings as The Missouri Rockets to the Roxyettes to the now legendary Rockettes. The production will have musical direction by Mark York (musical director of Jim Dale's upcoming Roundabout production JUST JIM DALE), written. directed and choreographed by former Rockettes Mary Six Rupert and Karyn Tomczak. (more...)

Fuse Airs 2014 BRIT AWARDS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, will be the exclusive U.S. television broadcast home to The 2014 BRIT Awards for the third year in a row. (more...)

MTN's Hybrid Network Transforms Communications At-Sea on the New Norwegian Getaway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ MTN Communications (MTN) announces it is supporting Norwegian Cruise Line's launch of the newly-Christened Norwegian Getaway with its advanced hybrid communications network. This innovative network enables satellite and terrestrial broadband connectivity for higher performance connections on large vessels both at-sea and in-port. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Rockettes Preview HEART AND LIGHTS at Grand Central Terminal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

MSG Entertainment (MSGE) hosted the kick-off to its brand new, live theatrical production, Heart and Lights, with a sneak peek of the dynamic Rockettes number, 'Electricity' in Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, February 5 at 11:30 a.m. Scroll down for photos from the preview! (more...)

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