Riverdance, the showcase of Irish dance and music that played sold out engagements in Dublin and London in 1995, in New York in March 1996, October 1996 and again Septemer/October 1997, returns once more to Manhattan.
Radio City Music Hall again hosts "the Original International Phenomenon," running 23 performances before closing Oct. 11.
A corps of more than 80 performers under the direction of John McColgan will continue leaping, stepping and jigging to music by Bill Whelan. An album of music from the show debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music chart in spring 1996 and later won the Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. More than 4 million people have purchased the ubiquitously advertised video version.
The show itself combines Irish dance with specialty acts from Spain and Russia. Sequences include the hip hop-meets Celtic "Trading Taps," as well as "Thunderstorm," "Riverdance," and "Firedance."
Tickets for the New York show cost $37-$77 (including a $2 facilities charge for Radio City). For information or to order tickets at Radio City Music Hall, call (212) 247-4777.