Carnivale, a musical theatre event described as a “family entertainment spectacle” and featuring the famed Radio City Rockettes, as been postponed from an intended May 2002 opening to May 2003. Spokespersons for Radio City Entertainment noted that the delay was owing to "the current economic marketplace, as well as short-term uncertainties surrounding travel and tourism."
MSG president Seth Abraham said in a statement, "Carnivale will be the first new spectacular staged in the Music Hall in five years."
Peter Minshall, Costume and Puppet Designer of the Carnivale, has received a number of honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the “Trinity Cross” (considered to be Trinidad’s highest honor) and the “Doctor of Letters” from the University of the West Indies. Minshall, along with his company, Callaloo, will be creating works for the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Minshall also served as Grand Marshall of the West Indies Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 3 in Brooklyn, NY.
by Esther Sapan and David Lefkowitz