THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN COMPANY ANNOUNCES
JENNA ORTEGA AND LILLA CRAWFORD AS TEEN LEADS IN
NEW YORK SPECTACULAR STARRING THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES,
PRESENTED BY CHASE
Television Sensation Jenna Ortega and Broadway Star Lilla Crawford
To Share the Role of Emily in New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes
PERFORMANCES WILL RUN JUNE 15, 2016 THROUGH AUGUST 7, 2016
AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
New York, NY (May 19, 2016) – The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that Jenna Ortega and Lilla Crawford will share the role of Emily, the teen girl lead in New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase at Radio City Music Hall. The limited eight week engagement runs from June 15 through August 7, 2016. Tickets are on sale now at www.rockettes.com/newyork and at the Radio City box office.
Jenna Ortega currently stars in the new Disney Channel original television series Stuck in the Middle and has a recurring role as young Jane on CW’s hit Golden Globe-nominated series Jane the Virgin. Ortega previously starred as Darcy in the Netflix comedy series Richie Rich and has also had cameos in multiple hit TV shows including CSI:NY. Ortega is set to voice the role of Princess Isabel in Disney’s upcoming animated series Elena of Avalor, debuting this year on Disney Junior.
Lilla Crawford made her Broadway debut in 2011 as Debbie in Billy Elliot: The Musical. Crawford later starred as Annie in the 2012 Broadway revival of the eponymous hit musical. In 2014, Crawford made her film debut in Disney’s adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, starring as Little Red Riding Hood alongside such lauded actors as Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp. Crawford will be voicing the lead character in an upcoming animated preschool series on Nickelodeon.
New York Spectacular celebrates New York City in the summertime centered around the trip of a lifetime for two kids who are separated from their parents while on a vacation in New York. The city magically comes to life to help the brother, Jacob and sister, Emily, played by Ortega and Crawford, reunite with their family in the end. Led by director and choreographer Mia Michaels, New York Spectacular features an all-star creative team with Drama Desk Award-winner Douglas Carter Beane as the show’s writer and Tony Award-nominee Emilio Sosa as the costume designer, among many others. New York Spectacular will feature iconic scenery of New York locations and landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Wall Street, Central Park, Times Square and Radio City Music Hall, alongside larger-than-life statues like the Statue of Liberty and the Wall Street bull.
Casting for New York Spectacular was done by New York City-based casting office Telsey + Company.
New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes runs from June 15-August 7, 2016 at Radio City Music Hall. Prices start at $39. Tickets are currently available via Rockettes.com/newyork and by calling Ticketmaster at 866-858-0007. Tickets are also available at Radio City’s Box Office (50th St. & Avenue of the Americas). Box Office hours are Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00pm. Tickets purchased via Ticketmaster are subject to service charges. Group tickets of 9+ contact Group Sales at 212-465-6080 or [email protected] Accessible and companion seats are available via the Disabled Services Department at 212-465-6115.
About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment with a portfolio of legendary sports teams, exclusive entertainment productions and celebrated venues. MSG Sports owns and operates some of the most widely recognized sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA), along with two development league teams — the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also presents a broad array of world-class sporting events, including: professional boxing, college basketball, tennis, bull riding and e-gaming events. MSG Entertainment features exclusive, original productions that include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts a wide variety of live entertainment offerings, including concerts, family shows and special events, in the Company’s diverse collection of iconic venues. These venues are: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, California; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly half of America’s households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: 5,400 branches, 17,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to Chase.com.