Riverdance

Few shows have touched audiences like RIVERDANCE. A celebration of Irish music, song and dance, the show focuses on the evolution of Irish dance and its similarities with, and influences on, other cultures. The phenomenon of RIVERDANCE draws on Irish traditions and combines the richness of the music with the magic and sensuality of the dance.



RIVERDANCE was originally conceived as a spectacular seven-minute intermission entertainment for the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest televised throughout Europe to an audience of over 300 million viewers. Following the success of that performance, producer Moya Doherty, composer Bill Whelan, and director John McColgan, expanded the piece into a full-length stage production.



RIVERDANCE had its world premiere at the Point Theatre, Dublin, in February, 1995, where it opened to unanimous critical acclaim. The show has taken the world by storm and to date, over 22 million people world-wide have seen RIVERDANCE live. In addition, 10 million people have purchased video versions of the show, making it one of the best-selling entertainment videos in the world.



Bill Whelan won the 1997 Grammy� Award for �Best Musical Show Album� for his original music and lyrics for RIVERDANCE. This extraordinarily unique show, which features an international company, has touched the hearts of millions around the world.

Schedule

War Memorial Auditorium

(Greensboro, NC)
Greensboro Coliseum 1921 West Lee Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Brian Kennedy, one of Ireland's most inspired and revered ambassadors of music, will be returning to New York and Boston this December for special holiday concert appearances. On Monday, December 9 the Irish icon will bring his exceptional vocal talents to perform with Andy Cooney's Christmas Celebration at Carnegie Hall (881 Seventh Avenue). Tickets are on sale now at www.carnegiehall.org or CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Broadway In Chicago announces its off-season specials including KATHLEEN TURNER: FINDING MY VOICE; RIVERDANCE 25THANNIVERSARY SHOW; MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE!; ROBERT DUBAC'S THE BOOK OF MORON; THE CHOIR OF MAN; THE OFFICE! A MUSICAL PARODY; WAITRESS and LISA LAMPANELLI'S LOSIN' IT!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
University of Illinois Springfield proudly announces RIVERDANCE. New 25th Anniversary Show, Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 pm, Sangamon Auditorium. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 27th at 10 am.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
'The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy'-a rousing, toe-tapping, high-kicking spin on the classical ballet choreographed and directed by Carolyn Paine and performed by CONNetic Dance is returning for its celebratory 10th year to delight audiences Dec. 20-22, in the Aetna Theater at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, located at 29 Atheneum Square North in Hartford.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Last night (11 September), Heartbeat of Home, by the producers of Riverdance opened in the West End. Their extraordinary dance and music extravaganza, embracing flavours and cultures from around the world is at the Piccadilly Theatre for a strictly limited run until 13 October.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Single tickets for most individual shows performing at Popejoy Hall this season will go on sale Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10am. Tickets will be available for all Ovation Series productions, except The Book of Mormon. Currently, tickets are available to Swan Lake and Jesus Christ Superstar.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
From the producers of Riverdance Heartbeat of Home is a spine-tingling, tantalizing, high octane, sexy, dance and music extravaganza. It is a heart–stopping tour de force that features the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin, Hip-Hop, Afro-Cuban and Contemporary music and dance, uniting performers and audiences on journeys to find a home, wherever that may be.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus is thrilled to announce its 2019/20 season, including the imaginative Family Discovery Series, storied Broadway season, star-studded Jazz selection, captivating & educational National Geographic Live Explorer nights, and inviting free community events. Packages and select single tickets are on sale now. All Cultural Campus programming enables the Center to move forward in its mission to engage the Philadelphia region's diverse communities with art through performance and education.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Irish dance phenomenon Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show will perform at Radio City Music Hall for the first time in 10 years for a limited engagement Tuesday, March 10 through Sunday, March 15, 2020 for eight performances. Tickets for the international Irish dance phenomenon will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, October 11 at 10:00AM ET.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
For the first time since 2002, the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) presents the award-winning Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) on October 19 at 8 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. This globally renowned company will kick off its season in New Orleans with a new show that will then tour the world. Since its founding in 1990 by visionary choreographer and director Mark Howard, TIDC has been hailed as the birthplace of the progressive Irish dance movement, blending the virtuosity and rapid-fire rhythms of traditional Irish dance with contemporary American innovations that paved the way for commercial productions like Riverdance. Continuing to push boundaries and sell out performances around the world, this awe-inspiring company of 16 champion dancers and a phenomenal band of four musicians dazzles and entertains with percussive power, lightning-fast agility and aerial grace that is simply irresistible and the 'real deal' (Chicago Tribune). 'The virtuosic rhythms, technically skilled Irish dancing, and music from the on-stage band explode with creative energy that fuels this company's pioneering spirit and invigorates its audiences wherever they go.' (See Dance Chicago)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
FSCJ Artist Series and Abhann Productions are proud to announce that Riverdance a?" 25th Anniversary Show will play a strictly limited engagement at The Times-Union Center from April 14 a?" 15, 2020 for 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Shumka's Nutcracker returns to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for three performances, December 14 & 15, 2019. Tickets are available at Shumka.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Riverdance a?" 25th Anniversary Show will play a limited engagement at Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas from May 22 a?" May 24, 2020. Presented by Abhann Productions, tickets for the international Irish dance phenomenon start at $55 and will be on sale to the public at www.ticketmaster.com beginning Friday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. PST.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group CELTIC WOMAN (www.celticwoman.com) announced today a new North American tour to celebrate 15 phenomenal years of music-making by visiting the Morrison Center on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Celebration - The 15th Anniversary Tour is a collection of their favorite songs that have made them the most successful all-female group in Irish history with one billion online streams, over four million tickets sold, 12 consecutive Billboard number ones, and 10 million albums sold. CELTIC WOMAN Celebration will visit nearly 90 North American cities in 2020, kicking off February 27 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, FL.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group CELTIC WOMAN (www.celticwoman.com) announced today a new North American tour to celebrate 15 phenomenal years of music-making by visiting the Orpheum Theater located at 409 S. 16th St., on May 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Single tickets for seven shows in the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2019 a?" 2020 U.S. Bank Broadway Series will go on sale Monday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m.  Tickets will be available online at MetroTix.com, by phone at 314-534-1111 and in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office for the following shows: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL; JERSEY BOYS; RIVERDANCE 25th Anniversary Show; RENT; THE BAND'S VISIT; Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY; CATS.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Rubicon Theatre opens the company's 22nd Season with an environmental production of the musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, opening October 26 at 7pm and continuing through November 10, 2019. Directed by Kirby Ward, with a company of 23, the production runs Wednesdays through Sundays in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District at the company's home at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
A Celtic Christmas Story is a holiday-themed, family friendly theatrical performance that combines Irish dancers, musicians and singers with intoxicating storytelling and eye-catching choreography.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
The Auditorium Theatre announces the commission of American Traffic, a new work for Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) created by acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, and MacArthur a?oeGenius Granta?? recipient Michelle Dorrance and celebrated collaborator Melinda Sullivan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Irish Arts Center and Baryshnikov Arts Center join forces again to present the U.S. premiere of Colin Dunne's Concert, in which he takes on the widely influential Irish fiddle player Tommie Potts' iconic—and notoriously choreographically challenging—1972 album The Liffey Banks, armed with an LP, tape recorder, portable speakers, and sheets of flooring. Choreographed and performed by Dunne, and created in collaboration with director Sinéad Rushe and composer and sound designer Mel Mercier, Concert, which The Irish Times, in a five-star review, described as “warm, funny, respectful, and irreverent,” comes to Baryshnikov Arts Center November 14-16.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Celtic Angels Christmas captivates audiences of all ages with the magic of Christmas in an awe-inspiring show encompassing vocal and instrumental seasonal and Irish favorites, all with a Celtic twist! Coming to the Van Wezel on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 7 p.m., Celtic Angels Christmas features the vocal quintet starring Victoria Kenny, Eimear Crealy, Emily Carroll, Hollie O'Donoghue and Amy Penston, all hailing from Ireland. Experience the heavenly joy of Christmas with Irish renditions of a?oeIn the Bleak Midwintera?? and a?oeSilent Night,a?? as well as a toe-tapping instrumental version of a?oeDing Dong Merrily on Higha?? and a?oeIn Dulci Jubiloa?? as an Irish jig! Combined with the stunning dance routines of the Celtic Knight Dancers and featuring lead dancer of Riverdance, Patrick O'Mahoney, this family show is a true holiday celebration of Christmas in Ireland.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Rubicon Theatre Company has just extended the company's acclaimed, sold-out production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which now continues through November 17, 2019. Directed by Kirby Ward, with a company of 24, the production runs Wednesdays through Sundays in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District at the company's home at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show will play a strictly limited engagement at DPAC from April 17 a?" 19, 2020, as part of WRAL's Greatest Hits of Broadway.
by Walter McBride - May 9, 2019
Bonnie Comley, Founder of BroadwayHD, was the guest speaker at MAESTRA's May seminar at SongSpace. Composer/lyricist and music director Georgia Stitt founded the MAESTRA organization in 2017 to give support, visibility, and community to the women who make the music in the musical theater industry. The MAESTRA membership is made up of female-identifying, non-binary, and gender non-conforming composers, music directors, orchestrators, arrangers, copyists, rehearsal pianists and other musicians who are underrepresented minorities in musical theater. Songwriter and composer, Kathy Sommer, moderated the seminar.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Today, Tuesday 7 May 2019, the producers of Riverdance announce that Heartbeat of Home, their extraordinary dance and music extravaganza, embracing flavours and cultures from around the world, will open in the West End this September 2019. Previews at the Piccadilly Theatre will begin on 4 September 2019 with opening night on 11 September 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Miller Auditorium is excited to announce its 2019-20 Marana Group Spotlight Series. The lineup is packed with both new events and the return of a few patron favorites including The Piano Guys, Jersey Boys, RIVERDANCE on its 25th anniversary tour and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
The shows performing at this year's West End LIVE in Trafalgar Square have been revealed.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announces performers and presenters for A 30thAnniversary Celebration, this season's Gala benefit production, on Monday June 17th at 7:00PM at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
Origin Theatre Company presents a special one-night-only theatrical concert, "The Land of Promise," at the Sheen Center on Tuesday April 16 at 7:30pm, that is part of the Carnegie Hall festival Migrations: The Making of America. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Cork Opera House and PwC, Ireland's largest professional services organisation, are delighted to announce a new addition to the Cork Summer calendar, in association with Cork Midsummer Festival, the inaugural Cork Proms.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Feinstein's/54 Below presents Canada Day with Joshua Stackhouse. Have you been thinking about Canada a little more than usual these days? Enviously envisioning its gorgeous landscape, its low crime rates, its free healthcare, and its all-around #woke-ness? Have you looked at the calendar to see Canada Day looming ever closer - knowing that the glorious holiday will only amplify these feelings of deep longing? (Psst!...Canada Day is July 1st!) Don't you worry! The nice folks at Feinstein's/54 Below are looking out for you (kinda like how the Canadian government actually looks out for its citizens)!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.comFeinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 23, 2019
Omigod you guys! Cortland Repertory Theatre is now entertaining audiences with the super-fun musical comedy Legally Blonde at their picturesque summer location at the Little York Pavilion in Preble, New York. It is a fabulously fun musical directed by Trey Compton and a wonderful summer treat covered in pink sprinkles for the summer.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the Fall 2019 season of dance, music, and multimedia presentations, running September 27 through December 6. Tickets from $15-$25 for all BAC Presents performances are on sale now at bacnyc.org or 866 811 4111. BAC also announces BAC Space Fall 2019, providing creative residencies to artists across disciplines to develop new works of dance, theater, music, and multimedia.
by Walter McBride - Jun 18, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre held its 30th Anniversary Celebration Gala on Monday June 17th at 7:00PM at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center (1941 Broadway, New York, NY 10023).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre held its 30th Anniversary Celebration Gala on Monday June 17th at 7:00PM at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Preparing to take over the Atomic Saloon inside the Grand Canal Shoppes in September for Spiegelworld's upcoming ATOMIC SALOON SHOW, Madam Boozy Skunkton realized she was going to need some "darn dazzlin' dancers" to entertain her patrons. Recently, her prayers were answered when a couple of lost Irish folk dancers staggered out of the desert and into her under-renovation saloon at The Venetian Resort. Today, Mr. and Mrs. O'Calamity accepted Skunkton's offer to choreograph and perform in her new Las Vegas production.
by Zofeen Maqsood - Jul 24, 2019
Priya spent 12 years in the United States teaching and informing people about the art of Bharatnatyam. Her experience in theatre extends to acting in a nationally televised serial and choreographing for a play by Terrance McNally staged at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2019
Yesterday, actress and teacher Jacqueline Hughes reached out on Twitter to ask for help with something near and dear to her heart. One of her students, young Charlie, was being bullied for his love of musical theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus announces the returning Family Discovery Series for the upcoming 2019-20 season, a selection of programming curated to appeal to burgeoning arts lovers.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
The New Orleans Ballet Association announces its 2019-2020 dance season packed with stellar performances at the Mahalia Jackson Theater by four brilliant and world-renowned dance companies, including Trinity Irish Dance Company, Pilobolus in Shadowland-The New Adventure, Houston Ballet, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, plus a special Evening of Stars that continues the celebration of NOBA's 50th anniversary season.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Garry Marshall Theatre partners with the ANAM Irish Culture & Arts organization to present the highly popular Irish Christmas in America: The Show-featuring well-loved songs, lively instrumental music on fiddle, flute, pipes and harp, and thrilling Irish step dancing-for one night only on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that individual tickets for RIVERDANCE 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW will go on sale to the public this Friday, December 6, 2019. RIVERDANCE 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW will play Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement from February 4 - 9, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Following the successful premiere of the first calisthenics theatre show AMAZING GRACE in 2018, Manilla Street Productions is bringing a new show to the National Theatre from 31st January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Playhouse Square is pleased to announce that single tickets for the 2019-2020 Broadway in Akron Season will go on sale August 20th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., including a limited engagement of Riverdance a?" The 25th Anniversary World Tour at E.J. Thomas Hall in April 2020. Single tickets will be available in-person at the E.J. Thomas Hall Ticket Office, online at broadwayinakron.com, or by phone at 330-253-2488.  Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 800-888-9941.
by Angie Stanton - Apr 8, 2019
The long wait is over, and, yes, HAMILTON arrives in Madison this fall! The record breaking, trendsetting musical will land in town for three luxurious weeks.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
The Center for the Arts at George Mason University announced today the 2019/2020 season of Great Performances at Mason, its annual series featuring leading national and international artists in the disciplines of classical music, opera, jazz, ballet, modern dance, theater, and global music and dance. The Center also announced the return of the Family Series, offering its second season of affordable programming for young audiences.
by DC Felton - Apr 10, 2019
Hello Des Moines! It's time to put on your Sunday clothes because Hello, Dolly!' is here for one week only at the Civic Center as part of the Des Moines Performing Arts and Willis Broadway Series. If you don't have tickets yet to this show, get one before 'Hello, Dolly!' leaves Des Moines. This production does a beautiful job of paying homage to the original production yet finding ways to make it their own.