The Rockettes® Welcome Warm Weather with The New York Spring Spectacular™

The Rockettes® Welcome Warm Weather with The New York Spring Spectacular™

Everyone has that one friend with an obsession. My friend’s name is Debbie and her obsession is Dancing with the Stars. So when given the opportunity to see The New York Spring Spectacular™, the brand-new Rockettes® show at Radio City Music Hall, which stars song-and-dance man Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars fame, I had to go. And, of course, who better to be my plus one.

Besides the Emmy Award-winning Mr. Hough, the show also stars Tony Award winner Laura Benanti—who I got to see belt her heart out as Gypsy Rose Lee in the Broadway revival of Gypsy a few years back; Lenny Wolpe, most recognizable as “oh, I know that guy!” from just about everything; Jared Grimes; and the world-famous Rockettes in a story about a tour operator (Wolpe) trying to save his job from going virtual (it does take place in the tech-focused 21st Century after all) at the hands of an opportunistic start-up mogul (Benanti). Along the way, the tour operator gets a little help from a new friend (Hough) while the audience is treated to a whirlwind journey through the streets of NYC—from the American Museum of Natural History, the runways of NYC during Fashion Week and Times Square to Central Park, Madison Square Garden, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building—via spectacular dance numbers, life-like animatronics and interactive props (several audience members wore bracelets that would flash twinkling lights at any given point during the show). And, it wouldn’t be spring without a shout out to the Easter Bunny, so he also makes an appearance—just in case the Rockettes, Hough, Benanti and crew aren’t a big enough selling point.

This limited engagement runs thru Sunday, May 3, 2015.

 

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