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Radio City's New York Spring Spectacular: The highlights


There's only one show this season that is "Spectacular" enough to bring together the likes of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Whoopi Goldberg, Henrik Lundqvist, Martha Stewart and Donald Trump.

The "New York Spring Spectacular" -- now in previews and opening on March 26 at Radio City Music Hall -- is an ambitious undertaking that pulls in massive puppets, a slew of guest stars, a couple Tony winners, intricate technical effects and the Rockettes.

Yes, we know that's a lot to take in, so let us break it down for you.

The statues

The New York Public Library lion puppets —
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The New York Public Library lion puppets — voiced by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler; Central Park’s Alice In Wonderland puppet — voiced by Bella Thorne; Statue of Liberty puppet — voiced by Whoopi Goldberg

The guest cameos

50 Cent, Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, Walt
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50 Cent, Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, Walt Frazier, John Leguizamo, Al Michaels, Kelly Ripa, Mariano Rivera, Sam Rosen, Carmelo Anthony, Henrik Lundqvist, Martha Stewart and Donald Trump

‘Spring’ fashion

In a tribute to New York Fashion Week,
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In a tribute to New York Fashion Week, the Rockettes also perform a scene featuring costumes designed by Diane Von Furstenberg, Isaac Mizrahi and Zac Posen, all of whom will also appear in video cameos.

Beyonce

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"Drunk in Love" singer Beyonce donated money to Obama's re-election campaign in 2012, and even tweeted "Take that Mitches" when he won a second time, against Mitt Romney, according to Politico.

Orchestral arrangements

“Welcome to New York” – made famous by
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“Welcome to New York” – made famous by Taylor Swift; “Empire State of Mind” – made famous by Jay Z and Alicia Keys; “Happy” – written by Pharrell Williams; “Just The Way You Are” – originally recorded by Bruno Mars; “Singing in the Rain” – made famous by Gene Kelly; “Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head” – written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David; “There Is No Business Like Show Business” – written by Irving Berlin; “New York, New York” – written by Kander and Ebb and made famous by Liza Minnelli and by Frank Sinatra and more.

Original songs

“NY Adventure” – written by Gary Barlow and
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“NY Adventure” – written by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy; “Bring It Home” – written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; “Force of Nature” – written by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy

The Dolan family owns a controlling interest in MSG. The family also owns a controlling interest in Cablevision, which owns amNewYork.

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