Coronavirus: Rockettes Christmas show in NYC canceled for the first time in 87 years

NEW YORK — COVID-19 has forced the “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes” to be canceled for the first time since its debut in 1933.

Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced Tuesday that it decided to cancel the event due to the uncertainty surrounding the virus.

We regret that the 2020 production of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, has been canceled due to continued uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are disappointed for everyone involved with the show, as well as for the many fans who make the Christmas Spectacular a cherished part of their holiday tradition. We look forward to welcoming audiences back for the 2021 production, which is on sale now. All tickets for the 2020 production will be automatically refunded at the point of purchase.

—  Official statement from MSG Entertainment

The show was scheduled to begin on Nov. 6 and run until Jan 3 at Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan.





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