Lilla Crawford & Jenna Ortega to Join The Rockettes in NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City

By: May. 19, 2016
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The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that Jenna Ortega and Lilla Crawford will share the role of Emily, the teen girl lead in New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase at Radio City Music Hall. The limited eight week engagement runs from June 15 through August 7, 2016. Tickets are on sale now at and at the Radio City box office.

Jenna Ortega currently stars in the new Disney Channel original television series Stuck in the Middle and has a recurring role as young Jane on CW's hit Golden Globe-nominated series Jane the Virgin. Ortega previously starred as Darcy in the Netflix comedy series Richie Rich and has also had cameos in multiple hit TV shows including CSI:NY. Ortega is set to voice the role of Princess Isabel in Disney's upcoming animated series Elena of Avalor, debuting this year on Disney Junior.

Lilla Crawford made her Broadway debut in 2011 as Debbie in Billy Elliot: The Musical. Crawford later starred as Annie in the 2012 Broadway revival of the eponymous hit musical. In 2014, Crawford made her film debut in Disney's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, starring as Little Red Riding Hood alongside such lauded actors as Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp. Crawford will be voicing the lead character in an upcoming animated preschool series on Nickelodeon.

New York Spectacular celebrates New York City in the summertime centered around the trip of a lifetime for two kids who are separated from their parents while on a vacation in New York. The city magically comes to life to help the brother, Jacob and sister, Emily, played by Ortega and Crawford, reunite with their family in the end. Led by director and choreographer Mia Michaels, New York Spectacular features an all-star creative team with Drama Desk Award-winner Douglas Carter Beane as the show's writer and Tony Award-nominee Emilio Sosa as the costume designer, among many others. New York Spectacular will feature iconic scenery of New York locations and landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Wall Street, Central Park, Times Square and Radio City Music Hall, alongside larger-than-life statues like the Statue of Liberty and the Wall Street bull.

Casting for New York Spectacular was done by New York City-based casting office Telsey + Company.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter-Keddy