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The Rockettes Kick Off Their All New Spectacular, "Heart and Lights" With a Showstopping Performance at Grand Central Terminal(January 31, 2014)
The Rockettes Will Perform High Energy, Dynamic, New Choreography From the Number "Electricity," One of the Scenes Featured in "Heart and Lights" - a Theatrical Celebration of New York, Premiering This Spring at Radio City Music Hall
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 @ 11:30AM
NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announced today the kick-off to the brand new, live theatrical production, Heart and Lights, with a sneak peek of the dynamic Rockettes number, "Electricity" in Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, February 5 at 11:30 a.m. During the kickoff event, hosted by John Foxx of WPLJ, the Rockettes will showcase their precision technique in a high energy performance that captures both the vibrancy and pulse of New York City. The number combines the influences of both Bob Fosse and Broadway and highlights the power of precision dance, a performance style distinctly unique to the Rockettes. The Rockettes one-of-a-kind costuming literally jumps off the stage in "Electricity" as 152 LED lights illuminate each suit style jacket. The LED jackets work in tandem with the Rockettes movements making it cutting-edge both in terms of choreography and technology. Heart and Lights celebrates New York City as seen through the eyes of two cousins who discover their grandmother's surprising past by uncovering the secrets in the city she loved. The limited five week engagement begins previews March 27, 2014 and runs April 3 through May 4, 2014.
Grand Central Terminal will serve as the backdrop to the Rockettes live performance and is also featured in the opening scene in Heart and Lights, where the cousins begin their propelling adventure through the Big Apple. After starting their journey on an underground 3D subway ride, New York City comes to life in unexpected ways, from the Meatpacking District to the steps of The New York Public Library, which feature life-like talking lions using breathtaking puppetry. The show visits the lush fields of Central Park, where digital mapping is coupled with inventive GPS technology to create a kite flying spectacle over the audience, and heads to the Statue of Liberty, which is brought to life as a 26-foot-tall state-of-the-art animatronic figure. Radio City transforms New York's most iconic landmarks right before your very eyes.
Heart and Lights stars the Rockettes in a way that audiences have never seen them before with dynamically different and innovative choreography in a theatrical celebration of New York. This 90-minute show, written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright, features eight production numbers with new Rockettes choreography, dazzling costumes and state-of-the-art technology including 3D effects, elaborate animatronics, puppetry and GPS elements. The choreography modernizes the dance company, paving the way for groundbreaking styles that showcase their athleticism and artistic range. Heart and Lights celebrates what it takes to make it in New York City and what people love about it most: the action, the buzzing energy and the opportunity to live out your dreams. Whether one aims for the biggest stage or the brightest lights, it honors the drive and determination, the pulse and passion, the Heart and Lights!
Preview performances of Heart and Lights begin March 27, 2014 at Radio City Music Hall®. Opens April 3, 2014 and runs for 5 weeks only ending May 4, 2014. Prices range from $49 - $95 for previews and regular box office pricing from $49 - $149, depending on show date and time. Limited premium seating is available. Chase cardmembers get access to preferred seating, while supplies last. Tickets are available online at www.HeartandLights.com, by phone via Ticketmaster at 866-858-0007, or at Radio City's Box Office (50th St. & Avenue of the Americas). Group tickets for 9+ are also available. For more information contact Group Sales at 212-465-6080 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Box Office hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00pm. Ticket prices include a $5.00 per ticket facility charge. Tickets purchased via Ticketmaster are subject to service charges.
About MSG Entertainment
MSG Entertainment (MSGE), the live entertainment arm of The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG), is a worldwide entertainment company recognized for its signature combination of event production and entertainment marketing. In addition to the nearly 900 entertainment concerts and events that take place each year at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, The Chicago Theatre, and the Forum in Inglewood, California, MSGE has an exclusive co-booking agreement with Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center/ Wang Theatre. MSG Entertainment's live events include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which has played to nearly 73 million people in 88 different cities across North America. More than five million people attend MSG Entertainment branded events annually including concerts, special events, and family attractions.
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