Wednesday 21 August 2019

Flatley finally gets his own Way in the Big Apple

Michael Flatley at Flatley Way, New York
Michael Flatley at Flatley Way, New York

Ralph Riegel

Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley claimed a chunk of the 'Big Apple' as his own, as New York named a street in his honour.

New York has paid tribute to the dancer by renaming a section of 42nd Street, near Broadway, as 'Flatley Way'.

The renaming was to honour the vast contribution of the dancer to Irish-American culture and to mark the long-awaited opening of his new show on Broadway, 'Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games'.

The show opened to sell-out audiences at the Lyric Theatre and will run until January 3. The honour is one of the highest that New York can bestow on an artist.

"I am delighted and honoured - for me, opening the show on Broadway is a dream come true," said the Cork-based star. "There is something magical about Broadway. It is a dream for any artist to have a show here," he added.

His shows previously ran at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall.

Irish Independent

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