Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Sign On to Roar in Rockettes' Spring Spectacular

News   Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Sign On to Roar in Rockettes' Spring Spectacular
 
Award-winning comedians and writers Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been announced to lend their voices as the New York Public Library's famed lion statues in New York Spring Spectacular, the new Rockettes stage production that will begin March 12 at Radio City.

Fey and Poehler are among a host of celebrities whose likeness and voices will be featured in the multi-media musical spectacular helmed by Tony Award winners Warren Carlyle and Diane Paulus, along with Drama Desk Award winner Randy Weiner.

As previously reported, Whoopi Goldberg voices the Statue of Liberty puppet, and Bella Thorne voices the Alice in Wonderland statue.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Celebrities announced to make video cameos include 50 Cent, Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, Walt Frazier, John Leguizamo, Al Michaels, Kelly Ripa, Mariano Rivera, Sam Rosen, Carmelo Anthony, Henrik Lundqvist, Martha Stewart and Donald Trump.

The stage production stars Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, "Nashville"), Emmy Award-winning choreographer Derek Hough ("Dancing With the Stars"), Lenny Wolpe (Wicked, The Drowsy Chaperone, Bullets Over Broadway) and Jared Grimes (After Midnight, "Boardwalk Empire").

New York Spring Spectacular officially opens March 26 and runs through May 3. The production is jointly produced by Madison Square Garden Entertainment and Weinstein Live Entertainment. Creatives revealed details about the production at a recent press event. Read more about it here.

Emmy Award winner Mia Michaels, who makes her Broadway debut this season with Finding Neverland, has been tapped to choreograph the show's opening number. New York City Spring Spectacular will include original songs, classics and pop hits, including the Taylor Swift single "Welcome to New York."

Joshua Harmon, the young playwright who earned acclaim for Off-Broadway's Bad Jews, has written a new story for the stage show.

Here's how the new production is billed: "New York Spring Spectacular takes audiences on a whirlwind adventure across New York City while telling an inspiring and hopeful narrative about New Yorkers who change each other's lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways. Bernie, played by Wolpe, has been giving old fashioned tours of New York for decades, but his company was just bought by Jenna, played by Benanti, a whip smart techie with plans to fire Bernie and turn his tours into a virtual reality wonderland. Bernie is in trouble. Enter Jack, played by Hough, a spirited young man with a secret agenda of his own: If he can help Bernie keep his job, Jack will get an eternal reward."

Tickets, priced $46-$100, are on sale at rockettes.com or by phone at (866) 858-0007.

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