The Rockettes News

Magician Mat Franco Wins Ninth Season of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The votes are in and America has chosen Mat Franco as the winner of season 9 of 'America's Got Talent.' Franco won over viewers with his ability to continuously reinvent America's PERCEPTION of magic, outshining thousands of acts including finalists, AcroArmy, Emily West, Miguel Dakota, Quintavious Johnson and Sons of Serendip. He is the first magic act to ever win 'America's Got Talent.' Franco will appear on NBC's TODAY tomorrow, Sept. 18. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper, Jennifer Hudson & More to Perform on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Finale, Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Travis Barker, Cyndi Lauper and more surprise celebrity guests will perform during the finale of 'America's Got Talent' on today, Sept. 17 (more...)

Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran & More to Perform on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Season Finale, 9/17
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

"America's Got Talent" concludes with a star-studded finale Sept. 17 at a special time, 8-10p.m. ET on NBC, featuring performances by critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, Grammy Award winning songstress Jennifer Hudson (more...)

VIDEO: Stars of ALADDIN, CHICAGO, MAMMA MIA! and More Welcome Meredith Vieira's New Show!
by TV News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Peter Gallagher and the cast of Broadway's CHICAGO, James Monroe Iglehart from ALADDIN, the company of MAMMA MIA! and The Rockettes all took the stage to help Meredith Vieira launch her new show today. Check out their opening extravaganza below! (more...)

RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Comes to the Hobby Center, 12/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announces the triumphant return of an all new production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes at Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Houston audiences will experience the magic of Christmas like never before. In this multi-faceted production, The Rockettes will dance their way through an awe-inspiring journey with new scenes, an array of glamorous new costumes, dramatic lighting effects, and a 50-foot LED screen that will enhance the show with breathtaking new imagery. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular will run at the Hobby Center for 47 performances from Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 28. (more...)

RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Will Premiere at the Orpheum, 11/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announces an all new production of the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR starring The Rockettes, which will premiere at the Orpheum Theater when Omaha Performing Arts presents the production November 13 through November 30, 2014. Audiences will have the chance to experience the magic of Christmas like never before. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Rockettes Celebrate Christmas in August at Radio City Music Hall!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 15, 2014

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, presented by Chase, just kicked off with its annual 'Christmas in August' event in celebration of the 2014 production. Yesterday, August 14, The Rockettes stopped traffic on 6th avenue in front of Radio City Music Hall to showcase their unparalleled glamour and renowned precision technique with a presentation from the classic favorite, 'Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.' BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from inside the special event below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/14/14 - NEWSIES Reunion, LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE, Christmas in August and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 14, 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: NEWSIES will 'stop the presses' at 54 Below tonight, Abe's Favorite scenes from the Bard go center stage in the Berkshires, The Rockettes bring Christmas to Sixth Avenue and more! (more...)

The Rockettes Celebrate Christmas in August Today to Preview the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, presented by Chase, kicks off with its annual 'Christmas in August' event in celebration of the 2014 production. Today, August 14 at 11:00AM, join The Rockettes as they stop traffic on 6th avenue in front of Radio City Music Hall. The Rockettes will showcase their unparalleled glamour and renowned precision technique with a presentation from the classic favorite, 'Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.' (more...)

Garden of Dreams Foundation to Host 6th Annual Dream Week, Begin. 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

For the sixth consecutive summer, the Garden of Dreams Foundation will host Dream Week , its week-long summer experience for 40 children (10-12 years old) from the Police Athletic League, one of its 22 partner organizations. The children will enjoy one-of-a-kind activities planned by the New York Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, MSG Networks, MSG Sports Properties and MSG Entertainment at various locations throughout the tri-state area including, but not limited to, Madison Square Garden, the MSG Training Center, Radio City Music Hall, MetLife Stadium and Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Park. (more...)

Rockettes Will Celebrate Christmas in August Next Week- Preview Radio City Christmas Spectacular!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, presented by Chase, kicks off with its annual 'Christmas in August' event in celebration of the 2014 production. On Thursday, August 14 at 11:00AM, join The Rockettes as they stop traffic on 6th avenue in front of Radio City Music Hall. The Rockettes will showcase their unparalleled glamour and renowned precision technique with a presentation from the classic favorite, "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers." (more...)

Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

New York City Center's 2014-15 season features an exciting lineup of dance and musical theater that begins with the 11th season of City Center's acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival. The Festival features 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, and will kick off in September with two free dance performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in association with The Public Theater, followed by five unique programs at City Center in October. The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, follows in November, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns for a month-long engagement in December. (more...)

Madison Square Garden Company Names Sean Creamer Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG) today announced that Sean Creamer, a well-regarded executive with nearly three decades of financial experience, has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective September 1, 2014. Mr. Creamer joins the Company from Arbitron Inc., where he most recently served as president and chief executive officer. He will report to MSG president and CEO, Tad Smith. (more...)

Cruise Lines Announce Spa and Fitness Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ While health and wellness are an important consideration for vacationers, a new survey shows Americans are reluctant to try new spa and fitness activities 40 percent say they never try anything new, citing cost and availability as top barriers. However, staying fit on a cruise vacation has never been easier, according to Cruise Lines International Association, the world's largest cruise organization. Expansive cruise ship fitness centers rival those on land with the bonus of ocean views and world-class shipboard spas boast the latest and greatest in relaxation, beauty and wellness treatments. (more...)

BWW Interviews: This Show Is an Adventure!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 26, 2014

'It's the heart that makes it fun! The adrenalin gets going; we are all so engrossed in each other with different stories developing every night. There are always discoveries being made. This show is an adventure every single night!' The speaker is actor-dancer Carson Twitchell, who is talking about Maine State Music Theatre's latest hit, the Patti Colombo staging of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which opened July 17th at the Pickard Theatre in Brunswick, Maine. Twitchell is part of a six-person panel assembled at the Curtis Memorial Library on July 23 for the third Peek Behind the Curtain talkback. Joined by Barbara Whidden, MSMT's Director of Development, Kristen Thomas, House Manager, Leo Stagg, Technical Director, and fellow actors (Ruth) and Merill West (Dorcas), the panelists spoke with BWW's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold about the thrill of this exuberant musical. (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Reveals the Top 48 Acts Chosen to Perform Live at Radio City Music Hall, Beginning 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Get ready to vote America! NBC's top-rated summer series 'America's Got Talent' has selected the Top 47 acts to vie for the coveted $1 million grand prize beginning Tuesday, July 29 (9-11 p.m. ET). The 48th act, chosen by TODAY viewers in the 'TODAY's Got Talent' contest, will be revealed live during the 'America's Got Talent' results show July 30 (9-10 p.m. ET). (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Announces Top 47 Acts to Vie for Grand Prize
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 24, 2014

Get ready to vote America! NBC's top-rated summer series “America's Got Talent” has selected the Top 47 acts to vie for the coveted $1 million grand prize (more...)

BWW Reviews: It's Christmas in July with PLAID TIDINGS at Hanover Little Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 15, 2014

The Plaids are back for their one and only Earthly Christmas special, and they're doing it at Hanover Little Theatre for Christmas in July. (more...)

Norwegian Cruise Line Orders Two New Ships
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line (Nasdaq:NCLH) announced today that it has reached an agreement with MEYER WERFT GmbH of Germany to build two new Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships for delivery in the second quarter 2018 and the fourth quarter 2019. Each ship will be 164,600 gross tons and include 4,200 passenger berths. (more...)

Renowned Choreographer Peter Chu Launches Into Creative Residency at The Cultch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 06, 2014

Critically acclaimed choreographer and chuthis. Artistic Director Peter Chu returns to Vancouver for an artistic residency at The Cultch, July 2 to 12, 2014. Chu will begin creation on an original full-length work - a solo project inspired by Las Vegas lounge acts of the 1960's, which will enjoy its US premiere in Las Vegas in 2015. (more...)

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