The Rockettes Kick Off Their All New Spectacular, "Heart and Lights" With a Showstopping Performance at Grand Central Terminal

The Rockettes Kick Off Their All New Spectacular, "Heart and Lights" With a
Showstopping Performance at Grand Central Terminal

  The Rockettes Will Perform High Energy, Dynamic, New Choreography From the
  Number "Electricity," One of the Scenes Featured in "Heart and Lights" - a
Theatrical Celebration of New York, Premiering This Spring at Radio City Music

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                    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 @ 11:30AM

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announced
today the kick-off to the brand new, live theatrical production, Heart and
Lights, with a sneak peek of the dynamic Rockettes number, "Electricity" in
Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, February 5 at 11:30
a.m. During the kickoff event, hosted by John Foxx of WPLJ, the Rockettes will
showcase their precision technique in a high energy performance that captures
both the vibrancy and pulse of New York City. The number combines the
influences of both Bob Fosse and Broadway and highlights the power of
precision dance, a performance style distinctly unique to the Rockettes. The
Rockettes one-of-a-kind costuming literally jumps off the stage in
"Electricity" as 152 LED lights illuminate each suit style jacket. The LED
jackets work in tandem with the Rockettes movements making it cutting-edge
both in terms of choreography and technology. Heart and Lights celebrates New
York City as seen through the eyes of two cousins who discover their
grandmother's surprising past by uncovering the secrets in the city she loved.
The limited five week engagement begins previews March 27, 2014 and runs April
3 through May 4, 2014.

Grand Central Terminal will serve as the backdrop to the Rockettes live
performance and is also featured in the opening scene in Heart and Lights,
where the cousins begin their propelling adventure through the Big Apple.
After starting their journey on an underground 3D subway ride, New York City
comes to life in unexpected ways, from the Meatpacking District to the steps
of The New York Public Library, which feature life-like talking lions using
breathtaking puppetry. The show visits the lush fields of Central Park, where
digital mapping is coupled with inventive GPS technology to create a kite
flying spectacle over the audience, and heads to the Statue of Liberty, which
is brought to life as a 26-foot-tall state-of-the-art animatronic figure.
Radio City transforms New York's most iconic landmarks right before your very

Heart and Lights stars the Rockettes in a way that audiences have never seen
them before with dynamically different and innovative choreography in a
theatrical celebration of New York. This 90-minute show, written by Pulitzer
Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright, features eight production numbers
with new Rockettes choreography, dazzling costumes and state-of-the-art
technology including 3D effects, elaborate animatronics, puppetry and GPS
elements. The choreography modernizes the dance company, paving the way for
groundbreaking styles that showcase their athleticism and artistic range.
Heart and Lights celebrates what it takes to make it in New York City and what
people love about it most: the action, the buzzing energy and the opportunity
to live out your dreams. Whether one aims for the biggest stage or the
brightest lights, it honors the drive and determination, the pulse and
passion, the Heart and Lights!

Ticket Information

Preview performances of Heart and Lights begin March 27, 2014 at Radio City
Music Hall®. Opens April 3, 2014 and runs for 5 weeks only ending May 4, 2014.
Prices range from $49 - $95 for previews and regular box office pricing from
$49 - $149, depending on show date and time. Limited premium seating is
available. Chase cardmembers get access to preferred seating, while supplies
last. Tickets are available online at, by phone via
Ticketmaster at 866-858-0007, or at Radio City's Box Office (50th St. & Avenue
of the Americas). Group tickets for 9+ are also available. For more
information contact Group Sales at 212-465-6080 or Box
Office hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00pm. Ticket prices
include a $5.00 per ticket facility charge. Tickets purchased via Ticketmaster
are subject to service charges.

About MSG Entertainment

MSG Entertainment (MSGE), the live entertainment arm of The Madison Square
Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG), is a worldwide entertainment company recognized
for its signature combination of event production and entertainment marketing.
In addition to the nearly 900 entertainment concerts and events that take
place each year at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Theater
at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, The Chicago Theatre, and the
Forum in Inglewood, California, MSGE has an exclusive co-booking agreement
with Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center/ Wang Theatre. MSG Entertainment's
live events include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which has played to
nearly 73 million people in 88 different cities across North America. More
than five million people attend MSG Entertainment branded events annually
including concerts, special events, and family attractions.

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CONTACT: MSGE Press Contacts
         Melissa Romanetz / (212) 631-4361
         Michelle Isaacs (212) 465-4467
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