RIVERDANCE SAYS GOODBYE!
The North American touring production of RIVERDANCE closed 17 June 2012 and the original international phenomenon said Goodbye to the U.S.A.
LAST CHANCE to experience the stage spectacular that started it all…
The producer of RIVERDANCE, Moya Doherty, announced that the North American touring production of the internationally-acclaimed phenomenon was to play its final performance on Sunday, June 17, 2012 (at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna, VA).
“When we opened RIVERDANCE in New York in March 1996, we never thought for one minute that our show would still be running 15 years later,” said Moya Doherty. “Three years ago we embarked on our farewell tour, saying good-bye to every city in North America we have played in over the years, and next June 17th in our 16th year this current production of RIVERDANCE will end and we will say our final good-bye. It has been a source of immense pride for me as Producer that America took RIVERDANCE to its heart to such an amazing extent and I would like to pay tribute to every dancer, musician, singer and all the crew and staff who served RIVERDANCE so well over the years. “
Few shows have touched audiences like RIVERDANCE. A celebration of Irish music, song and dance, the show focuses on the evolution of Irish dance and its similarities with, and influences on, other cultures. The phenomenon of RIVERDANCE draws on Irish traditions and combines the richness of the music with the magic and sensuality of the dance.
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, played to a worldwide television audience of over 2 billion; sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD and over 10 million videos making it one of the best-selling entertainment videos in the world!
“Triumphant! A perfect Gem”
New York Post
“A phenomenon of historic proportions!”
raves The Washington Post.
“An explosion of sight and sound that simply takes your breath away,”
cheers the Chicago Tribune.
“A family evening unlike anything else!”
declares The London Times.
RIVERDANCE played the following cities
from February to June 2012, FOR THE VERY LAST TIME!