Posts Tagged ‘Lord of the Dance’

Broadway And Beyond; International Sensation Michael Flatley For The First Time In 14 Years To Tour

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Tour starts on February 19th and comes to Mohegan Sun Arena on February 25th

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 4, 2015) – Following his acclaimed Broadway debut, Michael Flatley is proud to announce the highly anticipated U.S. tour of his Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games which, like the current Broadway engagement, Mr. Flatley himself will headline in what will mark his final onstage appearances as a performer following a remarkable 20 year run as the creator and star of the Lord of the Dance franchise. The production, subtitled Dangerous Games, which has already performed to sold-out audiences at the Playhouse Theatre in London and the Lyric Theatre in New York, will kick off its national tour at the BB&T Center in Florida and visit major cities in the U.S. including Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, among many others. Mohegan Sun Arena will host Lord of the Dance for a 7:30pm show on Thursday, February 25th.

Tickets are $49.00 and go on sale Monday, December 7th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Tuesday, December 8th subject to availability.

“We have heard requests from our fans across the country who could not make it to New York to bring the show to them and we have decided to do a small tour of the U.S.” said creator and performer Michael Flatley. “I haven’t performed in America for years and we are really looking forward to ending this tour and my time on stage with a bang!

Live Nation added, “Live Nation is thrilled to be part of the North American dates on the exciting Lord Of The Dance tour as the legendary Michael Flatley embarks on his farewell tour.  He is an incredible talent and an inspiration for artists around the world.”

Trailblazing Irish dancer Michael Flatley is the creator of the internationally-recognizable brand Lord of the Dance which singlehandedly brought Irish Dance to a global audience with productions in countless countries around the world for over two decades.  Of The Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games on Broadway, The New York Times said: “Undeniably exciting… Mr. Flatley’s charisma is incomparable.”

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games features a troupe of Irish Dance’s most accomplished performers, as well as Flatley protégés Morgan Comer, James Keegan and Fergal Keaney in the title role of the “Lord of the Dance.”  The show also features exciting and ground-breaking new technology, including holographs, special effects lighting, dancing robots, world champion acrobats and, of course, the greatest team of Irish Dancers in the world.  The score is composed by Gerard Fahy.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.” For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Michael Flatley Brings Lord Of The Dance To Mohegan Sun

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Extraordinary dancing production comes to Mohegan Sun Arena on April 7th

Generations of audiences, more than 60 million people from 68 countries, have seen Michael Flatley’s Lord of The Dance presented by MagicSpace Entertainment and Global Entertainment Group. The tour arrives at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, April 7th at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $20.00 and go on sale Monday, January 9th through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Tuesday, January 10th, subject to availability.

Flatley says, “We have fresh wardrobes and an exciting new set featuring elements from the successful international tour I performed in last year – we sold out more than 20 dates in the UK. Fans will see technological highlights like video incorporated into an LED wall, as well as a number of changes to the overall lighting and set designs.” Flatley, who retired from dancing in 2011, is Artistic Director of Lord of the Dance and oversees all aspects of the production. “We are really excited to introduce our fans to the new visual experience that complements our show.” Flatley added that new interest in dancing sparked by primetime shows like Dancing with the Stars has fans anxious to see more Lord of the Dance style shows. Flatley was a special guest on Dancing with the Stars in the seventh season and performed on the show in 2007 and 2008.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 5th best venue in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”  Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance Taps Its Way Into Mohegan Sun On Mother’s Day

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

One show only on Sunday, May 9th; Tickets go on sale March 15thLOTDpic

Lord of the Dance (http://www.lordofthedance.com) has announced its next lineup of tour dates including a very special performance at Mohegan Sun on Sunday, May 9th at 4:00pm.  Lord of the Dance, produced by Magic Arts & Entertainment, a subsidiary of Tix Corporation (Nasdaq: TIXC), has been touring the country regularly since 1996.  Recently, cast members Scott Doherty and Michael McHugh (McHugh for the category of dancers under age 18) were crowned world champions at the World Irish Dance Championships.

All tickets are $20.00 and go on sale Monday, March 15th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log onto ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge by Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Tuesday, March 16th, subject to availability.

Doherty and McHugh beat out more than 6000 dancers representing five continents over the eight-day competition. In 2009, the championships took place in Philadelphia, PA, the first time the competitions were hosted outside of Ireland and Scotland in its 39-year history.  Flatley, who was in attendance, received an award acknowledging his special achievements in Irish Dance such as producing and choreographing multiple Irish dance shows including Lord of the Dance.

“We are so happy for Scott and Michael. Their dedication to Irish dance and exceptional abilities are just some of the reasons they are part of the Lord of the Dance team,” says Flatley.  He adds, “I was just ecstatic to see them both crowned as world champions and we are very fortunate to have them as part of our cast.”  Doherty and McHugh are in a cast made up of Irish dance phenoms from around the globe.  “Each one is a superstar.”

Flatley, Lord of the Dance’s creator and artistic director, was the first guest judge to appear on ABC’s hit reality television program “Dancing With The Stars.”  In November 2007, he and cast members from Lord of the Dance performed on the show.  The thrilled studio audience clapped throughout and gave a standing ovation as Flatley and his hypnotizing dancers completed the routine.

“That kind of reaction speaks directly to the quality of dancers who I have had the privilege to bring to the stage,” Flatley says.  “They give of themselves in a way that is unique alone to Irish dancing, stretching a form of dance that has evolved over more than 2,000 years.”  The dancers’ average age is 22, and each one has achieved individual recognition as a national or worldwide dance champion.

More than 100 million people worldwide have seen Lord of the Dance — the international Irish dancing extravaganza that has performed sold out shows at theaters, arenas and stadiums in over 67 countries. “Our success demonstrates the hunger people have,” says Flatley, “to wholly submerge themselves into a world where dancers interpret every nuance of classic good versus evil through modern Celtic music.”  Lord of the Dance has an ability to connect with the audience and initiate and captivate a new generation.  Adding to the visceral and emotional impact are costumes, lighting and staging that are cinematic in scope. “Make no mistake,” adds Flatley, “Lord of the Dance begins where modern theatre ends.”

Flatley, who originated the role of the Lord, is the company’s Artistic Director, a position he has held since the troupe’s stunning 1996 debut in Dublin.  More than a decade later, his influence continues to resonate throughout every aspect of the production.  Irish dance lovers and music fans alike will get a chance to experience the engaging, rhythmic adventure that has helped catapult Celtic dance mania and Irish dancing into the global spotlight.  No wonder Lord of the Dance has jettisoned its ticket sales to more than $800 million worldwide.  During its highly profitable four-year residency in Las Vegas, an estimated two million people danced along in their seats.

Lee Marshall, president of Magic Arts & Entertainment, the tour promoter and veteran of blockbuster entertainment events agrees.  “The championship dancers in our cast manage the impossible every night. Their collective spirit and energy takes audiences to a time and place that is as imaginative as it is inviting.”

“Lord of the Dance is truly a worldwide phenomenon,” says Bob Cayne, co-promoter and president of Global Entertainment Group.  “Fourteen years later, the US tour is still going strong with more than 75 performances in 2009 and scores more already scheduled for 2010.”

Flatley continues to oversee all aspects of the production.  The first American to win the All-World Championship in Irish Dance, he was The Guinness Book of World Records holder for having “the world’s fastest feet” at 35 taps per second.
 
Described by the New York Post as “fascinating, rewarding and above all, entertaining,” and by the Los Angeles Times as “a showpiece extravaganza,” Lord of the Dance is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance.  The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance.  Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers’ bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm.  The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting.

For more information, ticket sales or memorabilia, please visit www.lordofthedance.com

About Magic Arts & Entertainment/Tix Corporation
Magic Arts & Entertainment, headed by Lee Marshall and Joe Marsh, is one of the foremost tour producing companies in the United States.  As former owners of Magicworks Entertainment, Marshall and Marsh produced and promoted some of the world’s most successful concerts, theatricals and family shows. In addition to Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, the company is also currently producing the North American tours of “The 101 Dalmatians Musical,” “The Magic of David Copperfield,” “The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis,” “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles,” “Jesus Christ Superstar starring Ted Neeley” and “Jim Brickman: Beautiful World.”  In 2008, Magic Arts & Entertainment was acquired by the Tix Corporation (stock symbol TIXC), with Marshall and Marsh assuming the roles of Co-CEO of Tix Productions, a newly formed subsidiary of Tix Corporation. Magic Arts & Entertainment has offices in Cleveland, OH and Salt Lake City, UT.

About Global Entertainment Group
Based in Las Vegas, Global Entertainment Group, Inc. has been part of the extraordinary worldwide success of Lord of the Dance since 1998.  Global has booked or promoted the show in more than 30 countries where the show has been embraced by a variety of cultures and individuals from all walks of life.  In addition, Global is actively involved in many other international entertainment productions, exhibits and live entertainment investments. 

About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.