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

91
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy amazing spectacle!

Don't see it if you are looking to be challenged intellectually.

78
Slow, Delightful, Cute

See it if You like the rockettes and New York City.

Don't see it if You want a fast paced really interesting story.

91
Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you like dance and great staging, love a combo of technology, choreography, puppetry and music. Go if you want light fun!

Don't see it if You cannot sit for 90 minutes straight, do not like fast paced, fun, musical productions without major thought.

76
Delightful, Great staging, Family-friendly, Entertaining, Cute

See it if You want a show your whole family will enjoy and to learn about the great places New York has to offer. The choreography was perfect.

Don't see it if You don't like the Rockettes. The story could have been told better. The actors lines were typical, unoriginal.

50
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Not up to radio city level

See it if you are willing to settle for a few moments of visual excitement. the fashion sequence is stunning.

Don't see it if you have memories of a great Radio City Spectacular.This just isn't up to snuff. The Rockette sequences are too short. it just doesn't go.

94
Entertaining, Exquisite, Dazzling, Original

See it if you love the Rockettes and New York City! A great and fresh take that stands on its own from the Christmas spectacular.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for an impressive dance show, or won't be able to look past the corny but loveable plot

70
Entertaining, Relevant, Delightful

See it if You love NY The Rocketts

Don't see it if You hate NY

80
Great staging, Must see, Entertaining, Delightful, Epic

See it if You appreciate the art of dancing. Their precision is unbelievable, and you won't be able to look away!

Don't see it if You're looking for something with a plot

69
Masterful, Intense, Great staging, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if great music, excellent precision

Don't see it if too far away, not able to follow intricate details

100
Entertaining, Dance centered, Fun, Delightful, Epic

See it if You love dancing. You want to learn a little about New York. You're new to musicals. You're bringing children.

Don't see it if You don't like huge dancing numbers.

76
Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Enchanting, Funny

See it if You love music and dancing

Don't see it if You don't like music and dancing

85
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You want a quick tour of NYC without all of the walking. Definitely a good first show for kids.

Don't see it if You are a native New Yorker, don't like cheesiness, or aren't a fan of the Rockettes.

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You love great dancing...if you love The Rockettes! And you should!

Don't see it if You're a party pooper.

100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Epic, Great staging, Original

See it if You want to be dazzled with spectacle and the Rockettes!

Don't see it if You're not a fan of New York or big dance numbers

70
Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Masterful

See it if you like visual spectacles and the rockettes

Don't see it if you want to see a show with an interesting storyline

During previews
65
Terrible script, Great sets, Impressive dancing, Cloying, Annoying

See it if you enjoy razzle dazzle. All is lavish: sets, costumes, orchestra, cast size. Story is grating; kid actors don't help. Valentine to NYC.

Don't see it if you want sophistication. A few strong numbers (Singin In Rain!), a few rotten ones. Those Rockettes sure can dance! Spectacle gets tiresome.

During previews
80
Enchanting, Entertaining, Cliched, Fun, Sweet

See it if if u get tix, u know what to expect. It's a show, and for that it is fun. Let yourself enjoy great music, dance, visuals & NY icons.

Don't see it if you don't want to tap the kid within you. No taste for wonder.

During previews
80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Fun, Fabulous

See it if You like big glittery production numbers, catchy music, great dancing. It was a delightful surprise, very entertaining.

Don't see it if You can't get past the kid-friendly story. While it has some cheesy moments, it's lots of fun. Great for families, tourists, & New Yorkers!

During previews
93
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Must see

See it if You like the Rockettes and NYC and a great flashy show with lots of great dancing and great staging and new interpretations of old classics.

Don't see it if You can't feel like a tourist even for a great show. Sure there's a corny storyline but who cares. This show makes the Rockettes COOL!

During previews
98
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if You love the Rockettes, NYC icons (Grand Central, Met Museum), special effects/great backgrounds, a high energy spectacular.

Don't see it if You don't like big blockbuster musicals with the world-famous Rockettes.

During previews
75
Great staging, Mostly fun to watch spectacle, Technologically great, It's crazy and over-the-top, but entertaining, Giddy

See it if You've never seen the Rockettes, get a kick out of overdone but fun theatrics, you want to blow your kid's mind, you like big dance numbers.

Don't see it if You want good script, reasonable plot, dance numbers that don't veer goofy. It's overwhelming, loud, visually intense, silly. And yet...

During previews
79
Cliched, Great staging, Ambitious, Dizzying, Over the top spectacle

See it if you like spectacle with soppy stories to tie one dance number to another. Flashy but well executed.

Don't see it if you are looking for any substance. Pure escapist infomercial spectacle for non theater goers.

During previews
85
Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if Bravo Radio City! Ignore the hokey plot and bask in the jaw dropping sets & effects and dazzling dancing. I was thoroughly entertained.

Don't see it if You're a cynical NYer or if you expect a play with substance. This is a musical revue that celebrates NYC & it's most iconic landmarks.

During previews
50
Great dancing, Thats pretty much it

See it if You have kids for a night out and see the rockettes.

Don't see it if you want a REAL broadway show with at least an adequate story line.

During previews
94
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Refreshing, Great family entertainment

See it if You want to be thoroughly entertained with the amazing Rockettes and a cute story. Staging is brilliant and tourists will love it. Go!

Don't see it if If you do not like the Rockettes (why would you go to Radio City?) or prefer a deep story. Here we see through the eyes of children.


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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