RIVERDANCE to Play Final Engagement at Boston Opera House, 4/13
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by BWW News Desk
The United States touring production of the internationally-acclaimed worldwide phenomenon will close in June, 2012 as previously announced by producer Moya Doherty. RIVERDANCE will play Boston one last time, 5 performances only, at the Boston Opera House, April 13 – 15, 2012.
Tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement go on-sale to the public Sunday, February 5th through an authorized ticket seller found only at Ticketmaster 1-800-982-2787, and by visiting www.BroadwayInBoston.com. Tickets will also be sold directly at the Boston Opera House box office, 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm) starting Monday, February 6th . Season Series Patrons interested in tickets should call Broadway In Boston directly at 1-866-523-7469 and for Member tickets please call 1-866-551-7469. For groups of 10 or more please call Broadway In Boston Group Sales directly at 617-482-8616 or email BostonGroups@broadwayinboston.com. RIVERDANCE is part of the Lexus Broadway In Boston Season.
RIVERDANCE, has been performing in the United States since March, 1996 when it had its U.S. premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Since then, the show has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe. While the touring production in the U.S. will close on June 17, 2012, productions of RIVERDANCE will continue to tour the world.
Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, to date, RIVERDANCE has played over 10,000 performances, been seen live by more than 22 million people in over 350 venues throughout 40 countries across 4 continents. The show has traveled well over 600,000 miles (or to the moon and back!), played to a worldwide television audience of 2 billion; sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD (certified Platinum in the US) and over 10 million videos making it one of the best-selling entertainment videos in the world! RIVERDANCE had its world premiere at the Point Theatre, Dublin, in February 1995, where it opened to unanimous critical acclaim.
In a flash, RIVERDANCE became Ireland's greatest ambassador and the thirst began. RIVERDANCE changed the face of Irish dance and despite its imitators, has remained on top and was voted the #1 Variety/Family Entertainment Show in the US (1998).