NEW YORK (AP) - Former "Riverdance" star Michael Flatley, who helped spark a worldwide Celtic dance craze, will make his long-awaited Broadway stage debut this winter - and then finally hang up his tap shoes.

NEW YORK (AP) Former "Riverdance" star Michael Flatley, who helped spark a worldwide Celtic dance craze, will make his long-awaited Broadway stage debut this winter and then finally hang up his tap shoes.

The dancer and choreographer tells The Associated Press that he will bring his current show "Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games" to the Lyric Theatre and, having crossed the last item off his bucket list, retire as a performer.

The 57-year-old put together a list of professional dreams he wanted to accomplish before retiring, which included returning to Wembley Arena in London, playing the London Palladium and performing on Broadway.

Says the dancer: "That's the last dream."

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