Michael Flatley will dance his last professional dance with the Broadway debut of his show "Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games."
The show, which recently had an acclaimed sold-out run in London, was created, directed by and stars international sensation Michael Flatley in what will serve as his swan song as a performer, celebrating his Broadway debut with the 20th Anniversary of Flatley’s "Lord of the Dance" global enterprise.
The limited eight-week engagement begins Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.and will play through Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Lyric Theatre (213 West 42nd Street).
Opening night is set for Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
The importance of Flatley, 57, to the Irish dance world and far beyond cannot be over-stated. His internationally-recognizable brand "Lord of the Dance" single-handedly brought Irish Dance to a global audience with productions in countless countries around the world for over two decades.
The limited Broadway engagement of "Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games" will feature Flatley in a special appearance at the end of each evening performance as well as a troupe of Irish Dance’s most accomplished performers, featuring 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.
Flatley’s Broadway appearances will mark his final professional engagements before he retires from the Irish dance world.
Flatley first stepped onto the world stage when he toured with The Chieftains. In 1994, he changed the face of Irish dance forever with his breath-taking creation of "Riverdance." He went on to create "Lord of the Dance," which debuted at the Point Theatre in Dublin in 1996.
In March, Flatley danced for the last time in Ireland in that very location where it all began for him, the former Point Theatre, now the 3Arena, in the Dublin performance of “Dangerous Games.”
Flatley’s name and "Lord of the Dance" brand have become synonymous with spectacular artistry and grand scale productions that have mesmerized audiences around the globe. He broke the mould of traditional Irish Dancing by incorporating upper body movement and creating edgy rhythm patterns that departed from the traditional.
Tickets for "Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games," priced from $57.50 - $147.50, with higher priced Premium seating, will be available online beginning September 25 at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 745-3000.