The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a holiday tradition dating back to 1933, when the Radio City Music Hall put on live performances as well as showings of popular Hollywood movies. Since then, the show has undergone significant changes; the movie portion has been dropped and the stage show has expanded from a 30-minute side show to a 90-minute song and dance spectacular (as the current name suggests). Perhaps the most famous aspect of today’s event is the Rockettes, a women’s dance troupe whose best-known act is a high-kicking chorus line.
Several recordings have been produced in recent years, including multiple audio recordings and a video (DVD) recording of the 75th anniversary show in 2008. In the same year, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Arena Tour was launched, visiting 18 cities across North America. In 2009, the tour expanded to include 31 different cities, marking a major milestone in the show’s 77-year history.
As the holiday season continues to heat up and Radio City Christmas Spectacular was able to take the top spot in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, November 28. With a power score this week of 4.90, the production has now claimed the title of number... Read more
With the arrival of the holiday season, it seems ticket buyers want to be entertained by their old favorites: Wicked is number one in TicketNews’s exclusive Weekly Top Events with a 6.50 power score. Number two goes to a holiday standard, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (5.48). Two new... Read more
TicketNews’s Top Events rankings are in, and while Wicked is on top with a 6.11 power score, with the Christmas season around the corner, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes number two and a 4.51 power score. Taylor Swift was number one in the last rankings, but she’s been... Read more
It’s not even Halloween yet, and already the Radio City Christmas Spectacular is ranked number four overall with a 2.21 power score. Taking the top three spots in TicketNews’s exclusive Weekly Top Events Rankings are Wicked (5.80), Jersey Boys (2.40), and U2 (2.25). The Broadway hit A Steady Rain... Read more
With the end of the holiday season in sight, a number of seasonal events will be closing their doors throughout the week ending January 5, 2009, as compiled by TicketNews. A perennial New York City favorite, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, will hold its final 2008 performance at the... Read more
TicketNews has released its exclusive events rankings for the week ending November 23, and once again, Wicked rules in the Top Combined Events category, with a power score of 6.26. Just edged out of first is number two’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular, power scoring a 6.19. AC/DC drops down... Read more
For the second week in a row, Wicked and Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets are the top two sellers overall. In TicketNews’s exclusive events rankings for the week ending November 16, the Christmas Spectacular, with a 6.24 power score, ranks close behind number one Wicked (6.83) in the Top... Read more
TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events for the week ending November 9 show that ticket buyers are already thinking about their Christmas entertainment and made Radio City Christmas Spectacular the second bestselling event overall with a 6.01 power score. The Christmas show only trails the musical Wicked which has a power... Read more
TicketNews today released its weekly events rankings for the week ending November 2, and although Wicked is the top selling event (power score 6.53), tickets for the AC/DC tour and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular sold strongly overall last week; they rank at numbers two and three in the... Read more