Broadway musicals have been about the only thing (besides concert headliners) to challenge Cirque du Soleil on the Strip. Now Cirque has hired the guy who brought a lot of them to town to create some Broadway musicals of its own.
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If you need no introduction to Bill Fayne, you may already have tickets for “A Love Story” this afternoon.
Kevin Lepine’s “Hypnosis Unleashed” recently celebrated a year in the cozy showroom at Hooters Hotel, no small achievement at a place that’s faced its larger struggles and hasn’t been able to offer much support.
Meat Loaf will never be confused with Britney Spears. Maybe that’s the point.
Derrick Barry owes his career to Britney Spears. So I knew the female impersonator would hang on any word she had to say about him.
The sideshow is the main show at Beacher’s Madhouse, which Jeff Beacher describes as “a modern vaudeville show.”
By March, there will be seven concert venues between a capacity of 1,500 and 5,000 within a 4-mile radius, including: The Axis at Planet Hollywood, The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and The Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq near Harrah’s.
“Any song in the world,” Bruno Mars challenged the audience to yell up on his opening night in the new Chelsea theater at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “I just want to play around. Any song in the world …”
Troy Burgess lives a charmed life in Las Vegas.
The Phat Pack is maybe what you’d imagine if Broadway singers came and did a show in your living room. There’s going to be an element of fun to it, but you are still going to sit up straight and not chatter while the guy from “Les Miz” sings “Bring Him Home” right there in front of you.
You don’t have to wait for the new owner to restore Liberace’s mansion. Vegas show people are out in the suburbs, from a hypnotic light show to zombie Christmas carols.
This afternoon, old friends Tony Sacca and Denise Clemente plan to sing “Let It Snow” at Sacca’s annual “Merry Christmas Las Vegas” show, in which they have both performed most of the past 27 years.
It’s that time of year when it’s starting to be more interesting to talk about what could happen next year, including a super-team of magicians, a Teller-directed “Tempest” and a more-like-the-movie “Spider-man.”
Other old-school entertainers — Donny and Marie Osmond, Human Nature — cut and run for the month. Other shows, such as “Legends in Concert,” squeeze in a Christmas song or two. But Terry Fator goes all in.
A spoof of “Pawn Stars” headed to the Golden Nugget early next year promises a “big musical finale, and almost every Vegas cliche you can think of,” says Troy Heard, its director and co-writer. But the very idea of “Pawn Shop Live” is more like the opposite of a Vegas cliche. So is its path to a showroom.
Hypnotists are cruel bastards, but also kind of underappreciated. It’s an undeniably guilty form of voyeurism to watch Marc Savard give a guy jock itch, or Anthony Cools cast another one with “hoop burn,” causing him to dog-scoot the stage trying to put it out.
Chuck Brennan says he is a major supporter of charity events in Las Vegas, but “normally, the first thing I’m trying to do is figure out how to get the heck out of there.”
The pirate-girl booty quake left Treasure Island without giving us time to mourn. But at Caesars Palace, a robotic sibling rivalry has a new lease on life.
We’re now in that time of year that usually involves extended family time, and the resulting thin line between endearing and annoying. And so it is with the Tommy Wind magic show.
’Tis the season. The low season, if you ask most Scroogey show producers, but a special time for a few Las Vegas Charlie Browns.
Las Vegas may want a commitment from Michael Buble, but it will settle for a one-night stand.
According to a 2011 New York Times piece, Cirque du Soleil head Guy Laliberte once fielded a call from his friend Bono of U2, asking him to invest in the “Spider-Man” musical he and The Edge were writing songs for.
The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater hasn’t changed a lot in seven years, and doesn’t really need to.
Sure, if I didn’t write this column, I’d rather be reading about zombies and superheroes, too. But occasionally Las Vegas takes care of us, as this week’s roundup reveals.
Louie Anderson says he got “a really funny letter” from someone in Minnesota who was holding a backyard benefit, and encouraged him to stop by “if you’re in town.”