Famed Dancer Michael Flatley to Retire After 'Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games' on Broadway

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Michael Flatley

The hit London production will play a limited engagement at the Lyric Theatre from Nov. 7 through Jan. 3.

Michael Flatley has set his retirement plans.

The noted Irish dancer will consider the upcoming Broadway run of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games — which he created, directed and starred in — his "swan song" as a performer. The 57-year-old dance veteran will make a special appearance at the end of each evening performance. Simultaneously, it also marks the Broadway debut of the Lord of the Dance creator, credited for bringing Irish dance to an international stage.

The limited 8-week engagement at the Lyric Theatre, presented by Flatley with Live Nation, begins performances Nov. 7 (with an official opening set for Nov. 10) and runs through Jan. 3.

The production jumps to Broadway after a hit run at the West End's Dominion Theatre and the London Palladium. Besides featuring Flatley proteges Morgan Comer, James Keegan and Cathal Keaney in the title role, the show also includes visuals like holographs, special effects lighting, dancing robots and world champion acrobats.

Flatley's dance show slips into a vacancy created at the Lyric following the Sept. 6 closing of On the Town. With a seating capacity of 1,930, the venue is the second-largest house on Broadway.

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