The Riviera’s had a lot of second chances lately, and now you can say it’s true of the shows moving in. In the latest burst of new momentum, the vintage hotel has turned most of its entertainment over to a startup called Red Mercury Entertainment. The producers have installed four new titles with more to come. “New” is relative, though, since the three we are talking about here (saving “Men the Experience” for another day) are new twists on older efforts.
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If the phrase “downtown arena” seems more of a fantasy after a new one broke ground on the Strip, downtown nonetheless has two ambitious entertainment projects going in with the slightly-less-sexy descriptive “Event Center.”
Big shoes to fill, that Frank Sinatra. But Bob Anderson has been sizing them up for, oh, 40 years or so now.
For a title that closed in September, “Peepshow” still casts a long shadow. Talk of the striptease-themed revue reopening at The Quad seems to have died down for now, but this week is seeing plenty of alumni activity.
The road is calling George Wallace again, even if home is already a hotel.
Each year, there is only one guy crazy enough to try to calculate the average Las Vegas show price, but a bunch of people to tell him why he shouldn’t bother. And no, the first guy ain’t me.
“Evil Dead The Musical,” the cult musical based on a cult movie, bombards its audience with stage blood, F-bombs, middle fingers and bad puns. And now it has two versions inside The V Theater.
“It’s a great time to be in the entertainment business in Vegas,” Ross Mollison says.
Pop legend gives fans exactly what they came for in tasteful, predictable showcase
We may find it unlikely to see former “Hee Haw Honey” Misty Rowe directing a doo-wop show at the Riviera. But it’s just the latest in what Rowe, now 63, calls “my very strange and absurd career.”
Comedian George Wallace says he is ending his 10-year residency at the Flamingo on April 27, mostly because of the legwork involved in promoting it. Wallace made the announcement the same day a Las Vegas jury awarded him $1.3 million in litigation over an injury he suffered performing in a private party at the Bellagio in 2007.
“It has become clear that additional work is needed to deliver the unforgettable experience our customers have come to expect from us.”
Some things never change and perhaps never should. So maybe it’s no surprise, even a bit reassuring, that “Jubilee” is still camp.
Tom Green is doing OK in his transition from TV prankster to agitated stand-up comedian, but he’s not going to turn down any extra help. On certain nights, that helps comes in the form of a visit from Andrew Dice Clay, who usually follows Green with a separately ticketed show in the Hard Rock Hotel’s Vinyl club.
The annual ACM awards will celebrate the academy’s 50th anniversary with a one-time move next year to the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium, but the Academy president is already vowing to “drive this back to Vegas.”
Is it too late for anything but the life boats? Or can the “reimagined” “Jubilee” still steer around that iceberg that makes the nightly sinking of the Titanic an apt metaphor for the new version of the Strip’s 33-year-old crown jewel, officially unveiled Saturday.
Holly Madison says it’s time for Vegas to think small. Madison, who starred in “Peepshow,” sees those empty seats for most ticketed shows are a sign of something else missing in the bigger entertainment picture. So she’s opening a new club, 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque, that will offer burlesque acts but not a traditionally ticketed show.
Terry Fator’s live show is getting to be a little like “The Muppet Show.” After five years, there’s no reason for him to behave as if we’re not as familiar with his puppet characters as we are with him.
The short-term forecast calls for it raining men. But if you fear these girls’ nights are getting out of hand, Holly Madison will be back in the burlesque business soon.
There’s an old saying on the Strip: “It ain’t a show without a gaucho.”
“Divorce Party Las Vegas,” a new cabaret musical in the cool Windows Showroom at Bally’s, is one of many bouncing around the country.
Priced out of Cirque du Soleil’s big “One Night for One Drop” benefit last year? Friday brings a second chance, with entry-level tickets going for less than a prime Celine Dion seat.
Onstage she is Jenny Arata, half of a breathtakingly dangerous variety act known as the Skating Aratas.
Country music fans will have the new High Roller observation wheel to steer them to this year’s events surrounding the Academy of Country Music awards, but they will need to show up with some cash. And not show up on Fremont Street, unless they are willing to settle for less-famous bands.
Red Rock Resort has announced a series of concerts planned for the outdoor Sandbar pool area.