Radio City Music Hall’s New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, which was created as a warm-weather counterpart to the theatre’s popular Christmas Spectacular, is being put on a one-year hiatus, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A statement from the producer, Madison Square Garden Co., said the opulent salute to the attractions of the Big Apple, which was presented in 2015 and 2016, will not be seen in 2017 because of a concerns that the show is “not yet at its best...while we were successful on a number of fronts, we believe there is additional work needed on the production, which cannot be completed before the start of this year’s show.”
The show, which featured the theatre’s in-house precision dancing team The Rockettes, was presented in spring 2015 and summer 2016. MSG said, “We remain committed to the production and look forward to the show’s return in 2018.” The 2017 Christmas Spectacular is scheduled to go on as usual.
The MSG statement revealed that The Rockettes instead will make a special appearance on the 2017 Tony Awards broadcast, and will perform at dates throughout the U.S.
Tickets were already on sale for the 2017 edition of the New York Spectacular, which was scheduled to start June 30. Tickets purchased from Ticketmaster by phone and online will be automatically refunded. Other tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase.