Opened: March 16, 2000
Closing: August 26, 2001

Riverdance - 2000 - Broadway History , Info & More

Gershwin Theatre (Broadway)
222 West 51st St. New York, NY

Irish step dance extravaganza also featuring choral/solo songs and European performers.

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RIVERDANCE's Michael Flatley Diagnosed with 'Aggressive Cancer'
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 12, 2023

Dancer and choreographer Michael Flatley, famous for his Irish production Riverdance, has had surgery for an 'aggressive form of cancer'.

CELTIC ILLUSION to Play New World Stages Beginning in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Celtic Illusion, the modern Irish dance and magic stage show, created, choreographed, and starring Anthony Street (Lord of the Dance), will open at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street) it was announced today by Jeff Parry, Executive Producer at Annerin Productions.

Brian Kennedy Announces First Christmas Special
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2020

artist BRIAN KENNEDY has announced his very first Christmas Special which will be streamed live on Facebook Sunday, December 20, 2020.  The special holiday event will feature Brian up close and personal performing his favorite holiday songs streamed live from Dublin, Ireland at 3:00 PM ET, 12 noon PT and 8:00 PM Ireland/UK, plus a special guest.

Brian Kennedy Announces Release of Latest Single and Resumes A NIGHT IN WITH BRIAN KENNEDY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2020

International recording artist BRIAN KENNEDY has announced the release of his latest single and returns to host his 9th LIVE concert event on Facebook on Saturday, December 5. The event features Brian up close and personal with a new set of songs, surprises & chat streamed live from Dublin, Ireland at 3:00 PM ET, 12 Noon PT and 8:00 PM UK/Ireland.

Famed Singer Brian Kennedy Returns To Host 8th Live Facebook Concert October 24
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2020

International recording artist BRIAN KENNEDY returns to host his eighth LIVE concert event on Facebook on Saturday, October 24. 

Brian Kennedy Returns To Host His Third Live Facebook Concert
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 28, 2020

International recording artist BRIAN KENNEDY returns to host his third LIVE concert event on Facebook this Saturday, August 1.

Singer Brian Kennedy Will Host A Live Facebook Concert On July 12
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2020

Last Saturday, July 4th Irish icon BRIAN KENNEDY performed an intimate concert which was streamed live on Facebook and viewed by thousands of fans around the world. 

Tickets to Go on Sale for RIVERDANCE 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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.

NOBA's 50th Anniversary Season Opens With The Champion Dancers And Musicians Of Trinity Irish Dance Company
by A.A. Cristi - 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)

Broadway In Chicago Announces Off-Season Specials; Kathleen Turner, RIVERDANCE, and More
by Julie Musbach - Sep 30, 2019


Brian Kennedy Returns To New York And Boston For Special Holiday Concerts
by Stephi Wild - 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.

BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! at Des Moines Performing Arts: Back in Iowa, Where it Belongs!
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.

The Center For The Arts At George Mason University Announces The 2019/2020 Season Of 'Great Performances At Mason'
by Stephi Wild - 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.

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by Julie Musbach - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership.

by Julie Musbach - Feb 6, 2018

Mayo Performing Arts Center presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.

CELTIC FIRE Comes To The Temple Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2018

Des Moines Performing Arts presents one of Ireland's leading tenors, MICHAEL LONDRA'S CELTIC FIRE, at the Temple Theater on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to MICHAEL LONDRA'S CELTIC FIRE will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by phone at (515) 246-2300.

Camerata New York to Kick Off Inaugural HOLIDAY DANCE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

The Camerata New York orchestra, under the direction of conductor Richard Owen, will kick off its annual dance festival this January 5 at New York's Theatre at St. Jean's at 76th Street off Lexington Avenue.

Camerata New York to Kick Off Inaugural HOLIDAY DANCE FESTIVAL
by Julie Musbach - Dec 18, 2017

The Camerata New York orchestra, under the direction of conductor Richard Owen, will kick off its annual dance festival this January 5 at New York's Theatre at St. Jean's at 76th Street off Lexington Avenue.

NYU Skirball Theater Announces Worldly 2017-18 Season
by Julie Musbach - Aug 3, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 theater season offers a wide range of presentations, from the political to the outrageous, and includes American premieres from the Palestinian Freedom Theatre, Chile's Teatro La Re-sentida, Ireland's bad boys THISISPOPBABY, and Berlin's outrageous Gob Squad theater. The Hypocrites theater of Chicago invites audiences onto the stage for a beach party in the New York premiere of its adaptation of Pirates of Penzance, and the public is invited to free, site-specific performances of the French classic, In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields, specially adapted for audience interaction.

Tony Nominee Michel Bell Joins SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Tony Award nominee and renowned Broadway actor Michel Bell will make his Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston debut this July! 

Tony Nominee Michel Bell Joins SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tony Award nominee and renowned Broadway actor Michel Bell will make his Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston debut this July! 

BWW Feature: Northeast Florida Premieres A NEW BRAIN at The 5 & Dime
by Heather Vollman - Apr 11, 2017

The northeast Florida premiere of William Finn and James Lapine's A NEW BRAIN (1998) opens April 21st at The 5 & Dime's new, permanent space off East Adams Street in Jacksonville's core. A NEW BRAIN carries risks, much akin to that of the lead character's brain condition, but Josh Waller's soaring voice as Gordon Schwinn complemented by the fluid sound of a strong ensemble should top your to-do list next week.

RIVERDANCE Comes to Fifth Third Bank Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, back by popular demand, will play a limited engagement at Atlanta's Fox Theatre from May 5-7 as part of the 2016/2017 season.

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by Julie Musbach - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis).


Riverdance has had 6 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Off-Broadway which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 2000 and Broadway which opened in 2000.



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