November 20, 2016
Radio City GM Clinton Neils (RT) & Stagehands Pres James Claffey
Radio City is a landmark in New York City’s entertainment world. Opened in 1932, it was then the largest indoor theatre in the world. The annual Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, first produced in 1933, is seen by more than 1 million people during the holiday season, and the 5,910-seat theatre is also home to the annual Tony awards and has been the scene of some legendary concerts. Over the next several weeks, LaborPress will be running a series of articles spotlighting the hundreds of workers onstage and backstage—stagehands, actors, wardrobe workers, musicians, sound technicians, the Rockettes, and more—whose labor makes Radio City what it is.