Written, directed and choreographed by former Rockettes Mary Six Rupert and Karyn Tomczak, Rockette History II is, press notes state, an original musical revue that "tells the history of the precision dance line founded in 1925 by choreographer Russell Markert, inspired by The Tiller Girls in The Ziegfeld Follies of 1922, and their evolution from their early beginnings as The Missouri Rockets to the Roxyettes to the now legendary Rockettes."
The cast will feature Tony nominee Carol Lawrence as well as twin sisters Katherine Corp and Kimberly Corp, Ann Cooley, Ashley Fife, Madeline Jayne, Mary Kane, Jean Marie Lutz, Setsuko Maruhashi, Dottie Belle Meyman, Mary Six Rupert, Karyn Tomczak, Michelle Vivona, Eileen Woods and The Western Carolina University Dancers & Singers.
The production will have musical direction by Mark York.
The Ziegfeld Society is a non-profit organization founded by Mark York and Lucy Kerman in 2009 and named for Broadway producer Florenz Ziegfeld. The Society "aspires to enlighten, entertain and educate current as well as future generations of theatergoers and young artists about the legendary performers, songwriters and creators of our musical theater heritage from the early decades of the 20th century, through Broadway's Golden Age and beyond."
The Miller Theater at Columbia University is located at 116th Street and Broadway. Tickets are $25 for the general public and $15 for students and Ziegfeld Society members and can be purchased on line at www.theziegfeldsociety.com or by calling The Miller Theater box office at (212) 854-7799.