He didn’t offer Barbra Streisand $100 million. And The Who still need coaxing. But the president of AEG Live has faith in the “resident headliners” that brought star policy back to the Strip in the 2000s.
All kinds of people love Elvis, and “Viva Elvis” is all kinds of show. It starts off like the theme park revues they used to have at Six Flags, where you came in from the hot sun to salute the “Fabulous ’50s,” with wholesome collegiates wearing frozen smiles rocking around a giant juke box in pastel poodle skirts.
Anita Mann was in for a surprise when she saw the first preview of “Viva Elvis.”
Last Sunday’s column noted the long dry spell awaiting Las Vegas entertainment: Forget about big-buck investments in splashy new shows. This week, it’s only fair to note the flip side: Being broke doesn’t mean you can’t still be creative.