What's Happening at Radio City Music Hall (City Guide Magazine)

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What's Happening at Radio City Music Hall

August 6, 2008 - by Ellis Whitman

Radio City Music Hall is “The Showplace of the Nation,” and one of the most famous entertainment venues in the world. Get an exclusive look at the legendary Radio City Music Hall! After an extensive restoration, the building reopened on October 4, 1999 and now reflects its original grandeur of opening night in 1932, sporting behind-the-scenes upgrades and refurbishment.

In addition to being a venue for performances, Radio City Music Hall also has a behind-the-scenes tour led by experienced tour guides. Explore the beautiful art-deco interiors and learn the secrets of the Great Stage -- one of the largest indoor performance stages in the world -- and its hydraulic system, which has been in operation since the 1930s. And as an exciting climax to the Stage Door Tour, guests will meet one of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes!

Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Ave. (50 St.)

General information about Radio City Music Hall Tours:

Tours operate daily 11am-3pm. Regular-priced tickets, $17; seniors, $14; children (under 12), $10. Tickets sold at the Radio City Avenue Store on the day of the tour. Advance tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster and the Box Office only. Group rates also available.

Upcoming Events at Radio City Music Hall:

08/16/08, Cho Yong Pil
Korea's most remarkable pop musician of the 20th century, Cho Yong Pil, has produced many memorable hits of Korean music, including "Return to Busan Port," "Dear Friend," and "The Lady Outside the Window."

Boston Pops, 08/21/08
The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra perform live with conductor Keith Lockhart and Tony Awardwinning actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell for one night only at Radio City Music Hall on August 21.

09/13/08, Lisa Lampanelli
Dubbed by The New York Times as comedy's "Lovable Queen of Mean," Lisa Lampanelli is a no-holds-barred insult comic who works her audience while maintaining an inherent likeability that ultimately wins the hearts of her fans.

09/20/08, The Fab Faux
As part of the special event, The Fab Faux will present a psychedelic light show, projected onto three screens within the Hall. They'll be joined by The Hogshead Horns, Crème Tangerine Strings and Erin Hill on harp. In addition, the band will utilize Radio City Music Hall's famed antique pipe organ as part of their performance.


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