Already closed | 1h 25m | Midtown W

New York Spectacular

From 95 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Enchanting, Must see

About the show

The Rockettes' brand-new Radio City Music Hall extravaganza follows one family’s magical journey in NYC. Written by Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane and starring Broadway vet Euan Morton. More…

This summer, join the Rockettes for the ultimate NYC adventure in a show that takes an ordinary day and makes it extraordinary as the city springs to life to help bring a family closer together. See the Rockettes in a whole new light, with cutting-edge choreography by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels.

1h 25m | Already closed | Radio City Music Hall (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (95)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Enchanting, Must see
80
Avg Score

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy the Rockettes or are okay with looking past overblown, clichéd, Times Square family fare for pure entertainment purposes.

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical with a solid storyline or a more high-minded experience.

85
Predictable but fun, Reliable, Great staging, Nyc propaganda - in a good way!

See it if you love the Rockettes - who doesn't?? - and NYC. Shameless plug for the Big Apple. It's short and packed with good dancing and fun sets.

Don't see it if you want high drama or you don't like touristy shows, cute kids, talking statues and kick lines. TIP: You can take all the pics you want.

76
Little changed from christmas spectacular

See it if You haven't seen the Rockettes before. You are an out of towner and want a quick tour of New York sites. You want to see the animatronics.

Don't see it if You mind having to watch advertising at a paid event. You dislike "precocious" kid actors. You have already seen Patience and Fortitude.

97
Enchanting, Exquisite, Must see, Riveting, Joyful

See it if you want to feel that goofy/happy feeling of being part of the greatest city in the world, while being in the greatest theatre in New York.

Don't see it if Your name is Ebeneezer Scrooge and you haven't met Marley's Ghost yet.

71
Great staging, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like the rockettes

Don't see it if you're looking to see something on the level of the Christmas show

83
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if you like the Rockettes and the spectacular dancing and beautiful sets. It's quite a production. Really appealing. Art Deco Radio City is fab

Don't see it if you don't like the Rockettes. The story is lame. The children are really annoying as they pull the story along.

83
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Original, Must see

See it if you like watching The Rockettes and enjoy looking at glitz and costumes and great sets...

Don't see it if you don't like music and dancing...

82
Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You want to experience a fun-filled journey throughout our beloved New York City!!! Great staging and the Rockettes dazzle!!!

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood to celebrate NYC.

75
Cliched, Entertaining, Indulgent, Great staging

See it if You want to see all the tourist attractions of NYC portrayed onstage. The Rockettes are featured, and the show is visually cool.

Don't see it if You don't like plots involving WHINY kids. Also the Rockettes were featured, but not as much as the Christmas Spectacular.

85
Entertaining

See it if You like the Rockettes

Don't see it if You want a substantive story

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to be dazzled. It rains onstage! The paintings in the museum come alive! A fashion show. THE ROCKETTES!!! What more do you need?!?

Don't see it if Look - this is Radio City Music Hall. You should know what you're getting into. It's fabulous, but Shakespeare it ain't. Have a good time.

80
Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Clever

See it if you love NYC & big splashy spectacles. Great effects and stage settings. The Rockettes are top notch. Live orchestra brings the music alive.

Don't see it if if you are looking for a meaningful story line and great acting. Its geared for the tourist so plenty in the audience.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great sets, Epic, Fun

See it if You want to see famous Radio City Music Hall transformed (incredible sets), fabulous dancing, and you love NYC (amazing tribute to city).

Don't see it if You don't care for the Rockettes or a family friendly story set in NYC.

100
Entertaining, Must see, Great staging

See it if You like the rockettes, has a great story!! The scenery is magnificent! All the actors were great! Great for kids!

Don't see it if You don't like music , also if u want something serious don't see this!

90
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You have out of town guests who have never seen the Rockettes - far exceeded my low expectations and it's a slick, high-end production.

Don't see it if You hate audiences filled with noisy kids or don't like dancing.

82
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy watching the rockettes or something different

Don't see it if You want a traditional show

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You want to be amazed

Don't see it if You hate NYC

55
Epic, Banal, Entertaining, Poorly written

See it if you love the Rockettes. Or, if splashy production numbers are all you care about and want a short, tourist-friendly show about NYC.

Don't see it if you want ANY kind of an engaging story or can't sit through banal book scenes in between fun song-and-dance numbers.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if You love New York City

Don't see it if You get dizzy or can't tolerate strobe lights.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want so much fun! Amazing dancing and incredible sets. You won't be disappointed. The outfits during the Vogue number were epic.

Don't see it if You use flash photography during a show, you know who you are. I hated you.

100
Entertaining, Exquisite, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if GREAT SHOW MUST SEE

Don't see it if IF YOU DONT LIKE SONG AND DANCE

80
Better than expected

See it if Enjoy a spectacle with lights and animation to complement the dancing Kids of all ages should enjoy it

Don't see it if you're expecting a deep story

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Great staging, Big-time

See it if you love SHOWS with dazzling costumes, great choreography and talented dancers.

Don't see it if you think it's a bit touristy.

79
Enchanting, Great staging, Relevant, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a show about NYC with lots of dancing.

Don't see it if You are looking for emotional depth in a performance.

75
Great staging, Fluffy, Entertaining, Cute, Juvenile

See it if you love the Rockettes, or you need a show that your kids and out-of-town relatives will enjoy; it is a cute tale aimed at tourists and kids

Don't see it if you know NYC geography and want a strong book, or dislike tourists taking pictures and video during the show, and no one stopping them.


June 24th, 2016
"The Rockettes are the stars of this sensory-overload summer show...But the whole enterprise is misshapen, its disconnected episodes strung together by a story that has no real reason for being and whose human scale feels utterly dwarfed on the gigantic Radio City stage...It’s a glittery pageant,...
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June 24th, 2016
"It all feels like the most expensive and over-the-top I ❤ NY ad, ever. And yet, this celebration of the Big Apple is often hard to resist. From a technical standpoint it's always impressive, with arresting visuals making up for tepid (often garbled) dialogue and performances dwarfed by the caver...
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June 24th, 2016
"Radio City Music Hall has been trying hard to give its precision-dance troupe, the Rockettes, something to do beyond Christmas — with little luck...But the third time’s the charm. This year’s edition, choreographed and directed by Mia Michaels, uses most of the same building blocks but improves ...
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June 27th, 2016
“The production isn't quite sure what it wants to be. The songs, orchestrated with a hip-hop beat by Christopher Jahnke, are completely unrecognizable. The script rarely has the pithy verve that is Beane's stock-in-trade as a playwright...Under Michaels' slack direction, the dialogue scenes get l...
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