Radio City Music Hall Facts

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Radio City Music Hall is a stop on any tour of New York. The glamorous venue is a major site for entertainment events, and has been for decades. The most noticeable fact about Radio City Music Hall is its size---its landmark neon marquee shines over an entire city block.

Function

Radio City Music Hall is a performance venue in the heart of New York City. It hosts concerts, stage shows and film premieres.

Geography

Located on 1260 6th Avenue (between West 50th and West 51st Streets) in midtown Manhattan, Radio City Music Hall is part of Rockefeller Center.

History

Oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and RCA teamed up to open Radio City Music Hall in 1932. It was made a New York City landmark in 1978.

Size

As the largest indoor theater in the world, Radio City Music Hall boasts a Great Stage that is almost 150 feet wide, and it has 5,933 seats.

Famous Ties

While many stars have passed through Radio City Music Hall, it is best known for the Rockettes, the high-kicking dancers who perform as part of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Fun Fact

The gold stage curtain that falls in front of the Great Stage is the largest stage curtain in the world.

About the Author

J.D. Wollf has been a writer since 1999 and has been published in a variety of newspapers and newsletters. She has covered everything from local sports to computer accessory reviews and specializes in articles about health issues, particularly in the elderly.

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