New York Spectacular 2016 Summary

  • New York Spectacular 2016 is 1.5 Hours long, including an intermission of None
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Opens June 15, 2016
  • Show Closed: August 7, 2016

This is the second annual incarnation of the New York Spring Spectacular, which debuted in 2015. This year's show stars Laura Benanti and Derek Hough alongside the Rockette dancers.

New York Spectacular 2016 on Broadway Background

Although it was called a “spring” spectacular in 2015, the new name for this show is now the "New York Spectacular" and it is all set for an eight week run during the summer season of 2016. As well as featuring popular dancers from Dancing with the Stars, Laura Benanti and Derek Hough and the Rockettes, this years show also has large-scale 3D special effects, spectacular puppetry and a carefully conceived soundtrack of songs including classics, new compositions and pop hits all contributing to its spectacle.

The Rockettes is a precision dance company that has been dazzling audiences since 1925. They are most famous for their New York City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, which has been produced every year consecutively since 1932. The word Rockettes has come to be synonymous with a kick line of long-legged dancers kicking eye-high in perfect coordination. Furthermore, several of their numbers have become traditional classics, with two of the dances still performed today from the original Christmas show in 1932: these are the “Parade of Wooden Soldiers” and “The Living Nativity.” The New York Spring Spectacular is now coming to Radio City Music Hall for a 75-show engagement this year, from June 15, 2016 to August 7, 2016. The show provides the opportunity for the Rockette dancers to dazzle audiences almost year-round, especially during the summer season which is convenient for people visiting New York from out of town. With such excitement surrounding the audition process, the Rockettes are always a flawless group of performers who put on a fabulous show.

What’s New York Spectacular 2016 Like?

The competition is fierce to become a Rockette. First of all, there are stringent physical requirements: each dancer must be no shorter than 5’6” and no taller than 5’10½”. This is in addition to a superb skill level in a variety of dance forms including ballet, tap, and jazz. When the auditions opened for the New York Spring Spectacular this season, the line outside Radio City Music Hall wrapped around the block, with over 200 dancers from around the globe vying for a chance to join the world’s only professional precision dance team. Together with the creative genius behind the set design, projection effects, puppetry, and successful actors who come together to headline the show with the dancers, the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular is sure to be an unmissable event this summer.

Is New York Spectacular 2016 Good for Kids?

The show is appropriate for children of all ages. Children ages 2 and older require a ticket to gain entry into Radio City Music Hall. Children younger than 2 do not require tickets, as long as they sit on a parent or guardian's lap.

Theatre Information

Radio City Music Hall

1260 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10020
Seats: 6,015
Entrance: 6th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Ave
Theatre Information

Radio City Music Hall Seating Chart

New York Spectacular 2016 Marquee

Rockettes stand atop the Radio City Music Hall marquee

Cast Members

Radio City Rockettes
Jenna Ortega
Lilla Crawford
Euan Morton
Vincent Crocilla
Kacie Sheik
Danny Gardner
Kecia Lewis
Jacob ben Widmar
Blaine Alden Krauss
Jeff Pew

Producers

Laurence Connor (Artistic Executive Producer)

Production Credits

Music Producer + Arranger
Billy Jay Stein
Music Supervisor
AnnMarie Milazzo
Orchestrator
Christopher Jahnke
Book
Douglas Carter Beane
Director + Choreographer
Mia Michaels
Original Music + Lyrics
AnnMarie Milazzo + Billy Jay Stein
Production Stage Manager
Nancy Pittelman

Creative Team

Casting Director
Telsey + Company
Assistant Director
Jacob Bressers
Manager, Productions
Charley Riggs
Production Manager/Radio City Productions
Beth Zitzman
Productions
Erin Spencer