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, and again in October 1996, will return to Manhattan Sept. 25-Oct. 12, 1997.
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. The show itself combines Irish dance with specialty acts from Spain and Russia, as well as two African-American tap dancers, Daniel Wooten and Tarik Winston.
Here are dates for most of the rest of the tour: ("?" means the engagement isn't set in (blarney) stone yet.)
* Los Angeles: Pantages Theatre, Nov. 15-Dec. 1.
* Boston: Wang Center, Jan. 10-26, 1997
* Detroit: Masonic Temple Theatre, Jan. 30 - Feb. 9
*Minneapolis: Orpheum, Feb. 15-Feb. 25, 1997
*Sydney: March 4-March 9.
*Melbourne: March 12-March 17.
*Brisbane: March 20-March 23.
*Sydney (again): March 26-April 1.
*Adelaide: April 4-April 8.
*Melbourne (again): April 11-April 20.
*Perth: April 24-April 30 (?).
*Toronto: June(?) ??Washington DC's Wolftrap Tickets for the New York show cost $77, $52, $47 and $37. For information or to order tickets at Radio City, call (212) 247-4777. Contact the individual theatres for tickets elsewhere.