‘AGT’: Will Live Shows Return To Radio City Music Hall?

"We certainly hope we are going to be there in the future”

Radio City Music Hall

Producers of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT are still negotiating for a venue to broadcast next season’s upcoming live shows.

“I don’ think we have closed a deal with Radio City [Music Hall],” executive producer Jason Raff told me during a media conference call today.  “But we certainly hope we are going to be there in the future.”

AGT originated from various sound stages in Los Angeles for its first 6 seasons.  In 2012, the production relocated to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark to accommodate new judge Howard Stern.

It moved to New York’s most famous theater last summer, giving the show a ratings bump and a much needed new look.

“Radio City, for me, is an iconic stage,” Raff says.  “I remember going there as a kid and seeing shows.  It is a big stage.  I think some of the acts, just being on stage at Radio City and being on television kind of choked a little bit.  It was overwhelming.  But it was fun.”

Season 9 of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT will kick off in June, with live shows beginning in mid July.

AGT is currently auditioning contestants in the following cities:

Greensboro, NC – January 29
Baltimore, MD – January 30
Providence, RI – February 1
Los Angeles, CA  – February 8 & 9

Can’t make it i person?  Submit an audition video here.

Sean Daly

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