The producers of Riverdance have announced their follow up show “Heartbeat of Home,“ which will premiere in Ireland in October of this year and is expected to have an American run possibly in March 2014.
Speaking in New York at the Children’s Hospital Dublin fundraiser at the New York Athletic Club, John McColgan, co- founder of ‘Riverdance” with wife Moya Doherty, described the new show which will tour the United States as ‘multi ethnic’ and as very exciting with no spoken words.
McColgan and Doherty were accepting a cultural award for their outstanding services to Irish culture worldwide. Also present on the night and honored were golfer, Graeme McDowell, and peace process figure Senator George Mitchell as well as Ireland Fund chairman Loretta Brennan Glucksman. The event was hosted by Declan Kelly CEO of Teneo Holdings.
Los Angeles based composer Brian Byrne is creating the score for the new show. He won a Golden Globe for his song ‘Lay Your head Down’ from the movie “Albert Nobbs.”
The show will premiere in Dublin at the Bord Gais theater in Ringsend in Dublin.
McColgan and Doherty are hoping that lightning will strike again after the massive success of Riverdance which grossed billions after it started out life as a filler during the Eurovision song contest show on Irish television in 1994.
A 42-minute version of the show was presented to investors recently.
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