Sincerity or wry laughs await in the limited-run holiday shows from the Palazzo singer and the Flamingo comedy-magician.
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Creators of movie spinoff promise real guys, not cliches, in a casting call that includes dudes age 40 to 60.
Two topless shows find longevity in venues that call for different approaches.
Holiday ‘Tournament of Kings’ is a sign of hotel commitment to one of several shows adding seasonal material.
The stunt comedian who went viral on “America’s Got Talent” comes to roost in a no-budget showcase at Hooters.
Contradictory show closings can drive a columnist to argue with himself.
Early buzz on Broadway’s “A Bronx Tale” suggests Strip potential, while a local producer is bullish on “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” after its Chicago return. Also, where are the ACMs?
The quartet of young magicians prove there is strength in numbers with teamwork that counters Vegas rivalries.
The venues, and people in charge of them, should share the blame for a spate of recent show closings.
Richard Oberacker’s “Bandstand” will debut in New York in April, after song previews and table readings in Las Vegas.
The slapstick, dirty send-up of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ brings fringe theater to the heart of the tourist zone but needs to stay in control.
The droll British comedy magician has expanded his thrice-weekly Flamingo show into a bit of a “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” format with plenty of distractions.
Las Vegas has long been searching for another custom of entertainment as nightclubs drain the audiences for traditional sit-and-watch shows. “Immersive” or “interactive” have become buzzwords for attempts to make show-going more fun.
Playing casinos for more than 20 years shows in the group’s current five-night stand, which only occasionally seems to appreciate its longevity.
The superstar used the resident entertainer’s model to reach a number that it will take other concert stars years to match.
The Tropicana’s new show wants to be more than a sassy dance revue, but its theatrical, musical elements don’t hold their own.
Vinnie Favorito is likely to have all of his debts beyond the IRS discharged after filing Chapter 7 on Sept. 7.
‘Puppet Up!’ and ‘Spoofical’ had different reasons for closing, but neither answer the question of why so many shows are closing, and what people want to see on the Strip.
Having settled in at a comedy club at the MGM Grand, Tyson’s “Undisputed Truth” one-man show seems routine enough to him now. The surprises come more when he veers from the script.
The Frankie Valli bio closes Sunday as the most successful Broadway-to-Vegas transplant.
An outdoor concert in 1990 pointed casinos to a lucrative weekend. Plus, could the Broadway closing of “Jersey Boys” make local producers reconsider?
Comedian with history of personal loan troubles jumps from Hooters to Westgate with a better offer and no complaints by management.
The venerable Mandalay Beach and newer Drai’s Las Vegas both offer the hybrid concert experiences Las Vegas casinos yearn for.
Strip now hosts rival anatomy exhibits. Plus, Buddy Greco turns 90 and Blue Man chalks up 10,000.
When the singer wrapped six years at Harrah’s Las Vegas nearly a decade ago, locals gladly stole him away. But now we have to give him back, to see if a long-shot return to the Strip can pay off.