The New York Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes will bow anew June 15 at Radio City. The new incarnation will be directed and choreographed by Emmy Award winner Mia Michaels (Finding Neverland, So You Think You Can Dance), who choreographed the 2015 Spectacular’s opening number.
Tony Award-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Xanadu, Sister Act) has been enlisted to write a new book for the summer production. The 2016 presentation, according to MSG Entertainment, “celebrates New York City in the summertime centered around the trip of a lifetime for two kids, who, while on a vacation in New York, are separated from their parents. The city magically comes to life to show them its many splendid wonders and helps to reunite their family in the end.”
The cast will feature Kacie Sheik, Kecia Lewis, Euan Morton, Jacob Ben Widmar, Vincent Crocilla, Danny Gardner, Blaien Alden Krauss and Jeff Pew.
Additional casting will be announced.
The creative team will also include Alain Lortie as lighting designer and multi-media and entertainment studio Moment Factory as video designer. Returning from the 2015 inaugural production are set designer Patrick Fahey and costume designer Emilio Sosa, and from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, SCK Sound Design.
Performances are scheduled through August 7. For tickets visit Rockettes.com/newyork or phone (866) 858-0007.