Weinstein To Produce Rockettes Show

MSG Entertainment has brought on board producer Harvey Weinstein and theater creatives Warren Carlyle, Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner to retool the company’s large-scale theatrical event aimed at establishing a new, springtime Rockettes perennial at Radio City Musical Hall. March brings a mini-Christmas-size tourism spike to New York, as all those kids on spring break search for something to see. The “New York Spring Spectacular,” opening at Radio City in March, is the overhauled version of “Hearts and Lights,” the Rockettes show that was scheduled to premiere earlier this year before MSG pulled the plug just days before the production would have begun performances. Carlyle, who won a Tony this year for his choreography for “After Midnight,” will direct and choreograph “Spring Spectacular.” Paulus, the director of Broadway productions including “Pippin” and “Porgy and Bess,” and Weiner, the producer behind immersive shows such as “Sleep No More” and “Queen of the Night,” are on board as co-creative directors, while playwright Joshua Harmon, author of well-received Off Broadway comedy “Bad Jews,” collaborates on the story.

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