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  • Ruby Lewis Will Star in New Marilyn Monroe Musical

    Ruby Lewis Will Star in New Marilyn Monroe Musical

    While Bombshell, the fictional Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC’s Smash, inches toward the actual stage in a long-gestating development process, another show exploring the life of the film icon will play Las Vegas. Marilyn! The New Musical will play the Paris Theater (in Las Vegas) beginning May 23 before an official opening June 1. Ruby Lewis, who starred on Broadway in Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, will take on the title role.

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  • Saudi Arabia Announces Deals With Cirque Du Soleil and More

    Saudi Arabia Announces Deals With Cirque Du Soleil and More

    Saudi Arabia is embracing Hollywood with open arms, notching deals with live theater producer Cirque du Soleil and the world's largest exhibitor AMC Theaters, as its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman courts investments in the reforming oil-rich nation. he Cirque du Soleil contract will see the Montreal, Canada-based company create a new production designed for a one-time performance on Saudi Arabia’s National Day on Sunday, September 23rd.

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  • One Night For One Drop Surpasses $35 Million Goal

    One Night For One Drop Surpasses $35 Million Goal

    Marking World Water Day, ONE DROP, the international foundation created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté to bring safe water access to people across the globe, is proud to report that its signature fundraising event, One Night for One Drop, has surpassed the $35 million goal it set for itself when the event inaugurated in 2013.

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  • Mukhtar Gusengadzhiev Jailed for 22 years for Sex Crimes

    Mukhtar Gusengadzhiev Jailed for 22 years for Sex Crimes

    Mukhtar Gusengadzhiev, previously of Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity, was convicted of abusing six underage girls including a relative and the nine-year-old daughter of a former girlfriend. He's been jailed for 22 years.

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  • Cirque Brings “Clowns After Midnight” to Vegas Theatre Hub

    Cirque Brings “Clowns After Midnight” to Vegas Theatre Hub

    The comedic side of Cirque will be on full display at the Clowns After Midnight performances at the Vegas Theatre Hub this week. The presentation will showcase 11 Cirque artists — none of whom perform as clowns — in 13 acts created during a seven-day workshop series led by Calcutt, who describes the resulting show as “Saturday Night Live” with clowns.

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  • 45 DEGREES: Dubai World Cup ‘blooms’ with festive spirit

    45 DEGREES: Dubai World Cup ‘blooms’ with festive spirit

    Acrobats, fireworks and a stunning ceremony choreographed by the team behind Cirque du Soleil brought the grandiose to the Dubai World Cup this year. The opening and closing ceremonies at the show-stopping event at the Meydan Racecourse saw 70 performers take to the stage to put on a breathtaking performance.

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  • A New Cirque Show Coming Soon… with Horses?

    A New Cirque Show Coming Soon… with Horses?

    Darren Michael Charles is creative artistic director and choreographer for a breathtaking new Cirque du Soleil spectacular that will begin touring in six months' time. Darren’s vast experience will stand him in good stead as he will be directing large acrobatic and gymnastic acts, contortionists, clowns, aerial flying acts, dancing and juggling and horses!

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  • MK2 Acquires Four Cirque du Soleil VR Experiences

    MK2 Acquires Four Cirque du Soleil VR Experiences

    Paris-based MK2 has acquired sales and distribution rights to four Cirque du Soleil virtual-reality experiences co-produced by leading Canadian VR banner Felix & Paul Studios and the multimedia production unit Cirque du Soleil Images. The deal was made for location-based rights, which entails sales and distribution to physical venues.

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  • Cirque du Soleil & Volta in Mourning

    Cirque du Soleil & Volta in Mourning

    It is with immense sadness that Cirque du Soleil reports that a tragic accident occurred last night, March 17, during a performance of its show VOLTA, in Tampa, Florida. While he was performing the aerial straps number, long-time aerialist, Yann Arnaud, fell onto the stage.

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  • Juste une p’tite nuite, Hommage to Les Colocs

    Juste une p’tite nuite, Hommage to Les Colocs

    Just a little night: this is how the fourth show of the Cirque du Soleil tribute series will be entitled, this time dedicated to the group Les Colocs. The scenario of this fourth opus will take the viewer into a typical Montreal universe: "In the heart of a dilapidated alley, a gang of eclectic dysfunctional friends gather every night under the twilight of a lamp post to explode urban greyness," says 45 Degrees.

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  • Hommage 4 is Juste une p’tite nuite

    Hommage 4 is Juste une p’tite nuite

    Cirque du Soleil will be welcoming Cirque du Soleil to Cogeco Amphitheater next summer for a tribute to the Colocs. The announcement was made Tuesday by the creative team that intends to stand out from the last two shows in Trois-Rivières both by working from the band's soundtracks and thus the voice of Dédé Fortin that a live musical performance on the scene.

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  • A Day in the Life of Corteo’s Fred Umali

    A Day in the Life of Corteo’s Fred Umali

    What do artists do in their free time? What inspires them in their everyday life? How do they start their day, tackle their creative processes, balance work-life, and then unwind – all within 24 hours? Fred Umali is from San Jose, California. He joined Cirque du Soleil in 2004 for the general formation of the show Corteo, which premiered in 2005. He has worked on the creation of Corteo and Viva Elvis.

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  • Jewel’s ONOD Story Leaves A Lasting Impression

    Jewel’s ONOD Story Leaves A Lasting Impression

    Jewel did something most can’t. She showed us pivotal pages from her diary at the “One Night For One Drop” event. What most may deem as vulnerable is downright courageous. And, it’s a much-needed narrative in a time when the world finds itself in despair.

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  • Cirque’s ‘One Night’ is a late night on the Strip

    Cirque’s ‘One Night’ is a late night on the Strip

    About the moment Piff the Magic Dragon descended to the stage while hooked to an aerial harness, we knew this was a show uncommon even by Cirque standards. “I’m Piff the Magic Dragon,” said the performer whose legal name is Jon van der Put. “You might have heard of my brother … Steve.” The line always kills, especially during a sold-out charity show.

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  • Touring With Cirque du Soleil: Sita Bhuller

    Touring With Cirque du Soleil: Sita Bhuller

    What’s it like to be on tour with a circus show? How do people land a job working for Cirque du Soleil? What do they love and hate about being on tour and what are the challenges? TheatreArtLife caught up with some of the cast of TORUK – The First Flight to find out: SITA BHULLER: ARTIST ON TORUK

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