We knew, at some point, a new production show would premiere on the Las Vegas Strip during COVID reopening. It has arrived, appropriately wrapped as a Christmas present.
“Absinthe” returned to the game packing a pair of aces Wednesday night — original artists from the show’s opening in April 2011.
With the cast wearing masks, “X Country” played to a limited-capacity, socially distant crowd on Thursday.
Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee of Harrah’s says, “We’re trying different things to see what works, and right now we’re back and singing ambience.”
Give it up for “Absinthe.” The Spiegelworld hit is the first large-scale production show in a Vegas hotel-casino to return after COVID-19 shut down live entertainment in March.
Piff The Magic Dragon is the first faux-reptile to return to the Las Vegas Strip. But ahead of Piff’s re-opening, the female revue “X Country” is back at Harrah’s Cabaret.
Laugh Factory proprietor Harry Basil says, “This 25-foot rule is what’s going to kill everybody. Or prevent everybody from opening.”
Following a final curtain call, hundreds of Cirque du Soleil performers walked off stage for what most thought would be a weekslong hiatus. They couldn’t know then that the shutdown would drag on for months.
Johnny Kats sat down Friday night with Melody Sweets, who originated the Green Fairy role in “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace.
Usher says of the Caesars Palace residency, “I have missed performing for my fans live and I am so excited to see them in Las Vegas.”
Citing coronavirus concerns, Barry Manilow has reset his Westgate residency to February.
Longtime Vegas performer Joe Trammel says, “Everything we had went toward this RV and to take our kids on this trip.”