Radio City Rockettes to headline NBC holiday special

Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Groban and John Legend will also participate in the December show.

Photo credit: Radio City Rockettes (Photo by Dan Niver)

Although the world-famous Radio City Rockettes won’t be performing at Radio City Music Hall this Christmas, fans can still see the dance troupe in 2020. They’ll be headlining a Christmas Spectacular holiday special, which will be broadcast on NBC on December 2.

Since the Radio City Rockettes’ debut in 1932, theatregoers have travelled from around the world to see them in action. The company is the longest-running precision dance company in America, usually taking part in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting.

This year’s television event will see the Radio City Rockettes reprise beloved routines, transporting audiences to Central Park, the North Pole and the manger in Bethlehem. We don’t know which routines they’ll perform, but we’re expecting to see dances including “Parade of the Fallen Soldiers.”

As well as the Radio City Rockettes, there’ll be special appearances and holiday messages from Broadway stars and musicians. Names confirmed so far include Jenna Dewan, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Groban, Carla Hall, Padma Lakshmi and John Legend.

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes is on NBC on December 2.

Photo credit: Radio City Rockettes (Photo by Dan Niver)