There’s no such thing as a sure thing in Vegas. Well, there is that rule about always splitting eights and aces.
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If you saw The Amazing Johnathan in Las Vegas during the past 13 years, you surely saw Psychic Tanya, too.
“I can out-talk all these (expletive) (expletives), and I’m way more personable than most of them.”
The romantic theme for Saturday’s Pops Concert was “Paris, Je T’Aime” (“Paris, I love you”) and orchestra, conductor and soloists played it to the hilt.
The nightly improv comedy “Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding” is an ensemble work that doesn’t depend on any one person. Except it sort of does.
The Suncoast showroom calendar offers a good mix of visiting and Las Vegas-based performers. Ben Vereen almost lands in the middle.
So with all the awards shows out there, how do you make yours stand out? You can always bring back Michael Jackson.
Tom Jones is missing in action and Tony Bennett doesn’t come around much anymore. So it’s up to Rod Stewart to be the senior hep cat of Las Vegas.
The Venetian is bundling 14 female stand-ups into a series launching in July.
Michael Jackson is having an amazing week for a dead guy.
How ingrained is “A Bronx Tale” in Chazz Palminteri’s DNA?
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.
Good TV sitcoms have eternal life in syndication, and at The Mirage. “Everybody Loves Raymond” ended in 2005 and “King of Queens” in 2007. Yet stars Ray Romano and Kevin James continue a tradition of teaming up for stand-up comedy at The Mirage, one that dates back to when the shows were still on CBS.
Jordan Bondurant graduated from UNLV’s theater program, donated his car to a charity, and headed to New York to make it on Broadway. Eight months later, he landed a solid part in a Broadway hit. But it’s “Mamma Mia!” at the Tropicana.
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.
Grant Griffin says surrounding himself with beautiful co-stars is a bit of a throwback to Dean Martin and the Golddiggers, except the Golddiggers didn’t “walk around with four-octave ranges.”
Childish Gambino will be rapping in Las Vegas this weekend, but alas, Chank Smith will not. “He’s from Primm, but he’ll be in L.A. He’s trying to get that record deal, dude. He’s not as successful as Childish Gambino,” says Chris D’Elia, the comedian behind the faux rapper.
The more people have come to know what to expect from Anthony Jeselnik, the more they line up to see him as the charming sociopath methodically teeing up one-liners about rape, AIDS, incest, abortion — you name it.
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.
Australia’s loss is the Las Vegas Valley’s gain. International recording star and Las Vegas resident Greg Bonham is set to appear in his own show, “G’Day Las Vegas,” at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
The road is calling George Wallace again, even if home is already a hotel.
Old-school Las Vegas showmen are a vanishing breed, so we’re lucky some of them got an early start.