“Absinthe” is among some shows trying to remain open in the Nevada governor’s latest COVID directive.
“Zumanity,” Cirque du Soleil’s adult production at New York-New York, employed about 120 artists, crew and support staff. The show is closing after 17 years and 7,700 shows.
Rise, a grassroots initiative, is spearheaded by none other than Franco Dragone, who clearly wants to return to Vegas.
COVID-19 task force head Jim Murren supported a safe return of live entertainment shows while being part of the show in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Save Our Stages is the $10 billion grant program to help offset the the economic impact that COVID-19 has had on live entertainment.
Room operator Dean Coleman said of the “Aussie Heat” premiere, “The show was fantastic. We had to remind the crowd not to get too handsy, which is common in this type of show.”
Bobby Kingston finally got his wish of a formal response Thursday, when an OSHA official called him and told him it was OK to stage his ambient music. Or keep staging it, in this instance.
In a pandemic, the Entertainment Capital of the World is a tough room. Las Vegas businesses that stage music along with food and drink are learning this the hard way.
Angela Stabile of Stabile productions says, “We need to be accounted for. This is the Entertainment Capital of the World, and we need him to make us a priority.”
Signs trumpeting coronavirus-safety protocol line the MGM Grand’s 12th-floor hallways: “You may not leave the bubble!” is one.