Mon, July 13

Riverdance Comes to DPAC June 7-12, 2016

For Immediate Release

Monday, July 13, 2015

Press Contact: Samantha Biardi ([email protected])







(Durham, NC) Nederlander is proud to announce the international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand with Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, which is celebrating an extraordinary milestone for an incredible show, as it makes it’s stop at DPAC during the Encore Broadway 2015/2016 season.  The Edinburgh Evening News raves about Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, “As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren’t any. Here’s to another 20 years!”


Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, is currently celebrating a sold out, critically acclaimed run across Europe and Asia and will arrive in North America in fall 2015.  To mark the eagerly awaited return of the show to North America, ending a four-year absence, Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour will feature new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a brand new number, “Anna Livia,” featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an acapella hard-shoe number.


Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour North American engagements include:


Winnipeg, Manitoba                       Burton Cummings Theatre           September 28 – September 30, 2015

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan            TCU Place                                           October 2 – October 4, 2015

Regina, Saskatchewan                   Conexus Arts Center                      October 5 – October 7, 2015

Calgary, Alberta                                Southern Alberta Jubilee              October 9 – October 11, 2015

Spokane, Washington                    INB PAC                                               October 22 – October 25, 2015

Seattle, Washington                       Paramount Theatre                        October 30 – November 1, 2015

San Francisco, California                Orpheum Theatre                           November 4 – November 8

Modesto, California                        Gallo Center for the Arts              November 10 – November 12, 2015

Fresno, California                             Saroyan Theatre                               November 16, 2015

San Luis Obispo, California           Cohan PAC                                          November 17 – November 18, 2015

Portland, Oregon                             Keller Auditorium                            November 20 – November 22, 2015

San Jose, California                         San Jose Center for the PA          November 24 – November 29, 2015

Costa Mesa, California                   OCPAC                                                  January 1 – January 3, 2016

Tucson, Arizona                                Centennial Hall                  January 5 – January 10, 2016

Palm Desert, California McCallum Theatre                           January 22 – January 24, 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada                          Smith Center                                     January 26 – January 31, 2016

Cheyenne, Wyoming                     Cheyenne Civic Center                  February 2, 2016

Park City, Kansas                              Hartman Arena                                 February 9 – February 10, 2016

St. Louis, Missouri                            Fox Theatre                                        February 12 – February 14, 2016

Austin, Texas                                     Long Center                                       February 16 – February 18, 2016

Allen, Texas                                        Allen Event Center                          February 19 – February 21, 2016

Lufkin, Texas                                      Temple Theatre                                February 23, 2016

San Antonio, Texas                         Majestic Theatre                              February 26 – February 28, 2016

Denver, Colorado                            Buell Auditorium                              March 8 – March 13, 2016

Des Moines, Indiana                       Des Moines PAC                               March 18 – March 20, 2016

Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowa Community Aud.      March 22 – March 24, 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota               State Theatre                                    March 25 – March 27, 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin                   Milwaukee Theatre                        March 30 – March 31, 2016

East Lansing, Michigan   Wharton Center                               April 1 – April 3, 2016

Grand Rapids, Michigan                Devos Performance Hall               April 12 – April 17, 2016

York, Pennsylvania                          Strand-Capitol PAC                          April 19 – April 21, 2016

Newark, New Jersey                      NJPAC                                                   April 22 – April 24, 2016

Detroit, Michigan                             Fox Theatre                                        June 3 – June 5, 2016

Durham, North Carolina                DPAC                                                     June 7 – June 12, 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania          Academy of Music                           June 14 – June 19, 2016


SunTrust Broadway at DPAC 2015/2016 season seat members have the chance to reserve the best seats to the Encore Broadway special beginning July 13th. Tickets to each individual show will go on sale Saturday, August 1 at 10am.

Online at

DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.982.2787
15+ Group tickets are now available through email at [email protected]


RIVERDANCE will play at DPAC: June 7-12, 2015. The performance schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, June 7, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 9, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Friday, June 10, 2015 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 11, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 11, 2015 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 12, 2015 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, June 12, 2015 - 6:30 PM *



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“The success of Riverdance across the whole world has gone beyond our wildest dreams,” said producer Moya Doherty. “The fact that the show continues to draw and excite audiences is a tribute to every dancer, singer, musician, staff and crew member who have dedicated themselves to the show. This 20th Anniversary Tour is a thank you to our audiences and a celebration of what has been an incredible journey across two decades.”


Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour has set design by Robert Ballagh, lighting design by John Comiskey, costume design by Joan Bergin and sound design by Michael O’Gorman.


With engagements which will include the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, Canada, in October 2015, Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour will play a coast to coast marathon stopping in more than 60 cities.


For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.  Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty.   This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan.  With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London in June of that year, the reaction was unprecedented, with the original 10 performances being increased to 151 in subsequent months. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of 16 years of non-stop touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America.  Since its inception Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and most recently South America. 



- Played 11,000 performances

- Seen live by over 25 million people in over 465 venues worldwide

- Played in 46 countries across 6 continents

- Travelled 700,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!)

- Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people

- Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD

- Sold 10 million Riverdance videos & DVDs



“A Riverdance to Love! Exciting! Hypnotic! Thrilling!” - THE GLOBE AND MAIL


“…this one is the original, it is full of energy and exudes a smooth professionalism.” - SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST


“Riverdance is the No. 1 dance show of the world.” - SHENZHEN DAILY


“Unmatched and unrivalled and beautiful to experience.” - ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS


“A family evening unlike anything else!” - THE TIMES OF LONDON


“Delightful! Energetic! Sexy!” - TORONTO STAR


“Riverdance is as much a phenomenon as a show.” - NEW YORK POST


“An Irish phenomenon.” - PARISCOPE


“A show of superlatives.” - NEUES DEUTSCHLAND


“Entertainment doesn’t come much better than this.” - THE IRISH EXAMINER


“One of the most entertaining shows you will ever see.” - THE EVENING HERALD


“Dance does not often get so good.” - THE GUARDIAN


“The phenomenon rolls on!… There will always be a Riverdance!” - THE NEW YORK TIMES


“The art of pure enchantment.” - THE SUNDAY MAIL


“The show is quite simply incredible.  A phenomenon of historic proportions.” - THE WASHINGTON TIMES


“The sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime.” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER


“Triumphant! A perfect Gem.” - NEW YORK POST


“The original ….the best.” - THE IRISH TIMES


"Excellence beyond compare … majestic unshackled emotion … the audience was teeming with passion, so much that some audience members were even dancing in the aisles.” - GUANGZHOU DAILY


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