Riverdance on Broadway has been extended through Jan. 7, 2001, production sources announced May 26. Tickets for the additional dates go on sale June 4.
This is the second major extension of the show. Before it actually opened on March 16 at the Gershwin Theatre, Riverdance was extended beyond its original June 25 closing date by ten weeks. At that time, the show had posted healthy gross receipts for the week ending March 12 -- up $250,569 to a new total of $698,740 and was operating at roughly 90 percent of its capacity. Riverdance continues to run at roughly 85 percent capacity.
Regular tickets are $25-$80. The Gershwin Theatre is located at West 50th Street and Eighth Avenue. To order tickets call Ticketmaster (212) 307-4100.