A Mighty High-Kicking Comeback

Radio City Music Hall turns its first profit in three decades

It was a dream palace, an exuberant art deco fantasy, but year after year fewer people came. Despite its exalted status as a temple of family entertainment and the "Showplace of the Nation," Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall would have closed if a few changes had not been made. And what changes they were! Where Snow White once graced the screen, Madonna has become a queen of the stage. In the hall where the movie King Kong premiered, the closest thing to a horror show these days is a concert by the shockrock group Twisted Sister. In addition to the high-kicking...

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