Tag: Radio City Music Hall

Radio City’s ‘Spectacular’ Holiday History — and What Might Have Been in 2020

The “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” won’t be performed in 2020, the year it might have topped $100 million in ticket sales for the first time.

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Comedy: Just for Laughs

GRIN CITIES: Theaters in hot comedy markets, like the State Theatre in Minneapolis, are popular homes for comedy tapings. (Getty Images) How venues define comedy specials For comics, killer material matters – but so do the stages they present it on, especially when their sets are recorded for posterity. Selecting the proper venue for taping specials is “an intimate process, because this is the artist’s body of work, and they want it presented in the best possible way,” UTA head of comedy Nick Nuciforo told VenuesNow. “The specials can be meaningful in moving the needle on an artist’s career.” Live comedy – and its filmed documentation – has grown substantially in recent years, freed from the confines of broadcast television by the streaming platforms where hour-long comedy specials have become commonplace. In 2020 alone, Netflix has released more than 20 such features, ranging from heavyweights like Jerry Seinfeld to left-of-center […]

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Radio City Christmas Show Nears $100M

OH, DEER: The Radio City Rockettes hoof it during a performance of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” on Nov. 13 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Getty Images) 2019 edition marks seventh straight year of record gross sales The “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” inched closer to breaking the $100 million mark in gross sales with the wrap of the recent 2019 event, which spanned just over eight weeks. According to box office recaps reported by MSG Entertainment, the annual holiday extravaganza hit $98.3 million in revenue from 1,051,186 sold tickets at 198 performances. Staged at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall from Nov. 8 through Jan. 5, the holiday event surpassed the sales total from the 2018 production by 1.2%, although there were 12 fewer shows overall. Ticket prices also rose in 2019, topping out at $599, up 15% from the previous year. The 2019 […]

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