Radio City Music Hall

The Radio City Music Hall is a concert hall in the heart of Manhattan in New York City. The building belongs to Rockefeller Center and is located opposite the GE Building, the main building of the Rockefeller Center.

The Radio City Music Hall was built in the 1920s and was considered the Mecca of the radio broadcast of musical sounds. For the audience, the theater opened on December 27, 1932, a spectacular stage show. However, as a return to high-class vaudeville planned performance did not have the hoped-for success. Therefore, the first film was shown early on 11 January 1933 on the huge screen: Frank Capra's The Bitter Tea of ​​General Yen starring Barbara Stanwyck. With 5,933 seats, the Radio City Music Hall the world's largest movie theater was at the time of its inauguration. Until 1979 there ideas framed films were in up to four a day by live performances shown. After a renovation, the hall was reopened in 1980 and has since been only occasionally used as a cinema. Focus now shows and concerts.

Since 1999, held annually MTV Video Music Awards will be held there. After the 2004 event was held for two consecutive years in Miami, she returned to Radio City Music Hall on August 31, 2006. On June 11, 2006 in Radio City Music Hall, the 60th Tony Awards, the awards for the best musicals and plays on Broadway instead.

The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall are considered one of the best show dance groups in the world. The best known number is the "Parade of the wooden soldiers " from the Christmas show " Radio City Christmas Spectacular ," but which is also shown in most of the other shows. The troupe consists of 36 dancers. Offshoot of the Rockettes also went on tour and appeared at times to other cities, such as Las Vegas.

Since 2006 she has been the venue for the NFL Draft, in which the teams from the NFL to secure the rights to available amateur and youth players. The Draft will take place mostly in April.