NEW YORK (WPIX)—St. Patrick's Day is upon us. That means Riverdance will be dancing its way back into Radio City Music Hall. After 15 years of thrilling New York City audiences, the show is saying goodbye. The thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance will play eight farewell performances beginning on March 17th.
There is no doubt about it, of all the performances to emerge from Ireland over the past 15 years, nothing quite compares to the spectacle of Riverdance. An exciting blend of dance, music and song, Riverdance cleverly combines Irish traditions to capture audiences of all ages and cultures. Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, to date, Riverdance has played over 10, 000 performances. It has been seen live by more than 22 million people in over 350 venues throughout 32 countries across 4 continents.
As many of you know I am Irish, I grew up in Ireland! When I was a wee lass, I did a little Irish dancing. So you can imagine my excitement when five years ago I got the chance to meet the cast of Riverdance at Radio City Music Hall and do a story! The cast were kind enough to let me don a pair of dancing shoes and dance along with them, behind the scenes of course! We are putting the story up on our website so take a look. Guess what! this year I am going to do it all over again. Yes, the people at Riverdance have invited me back. Make sure you watch PIX 11 this week to see my story!