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  • BWW Interviews: Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson Talk N THE QUEEN OF PARIS

    BWW Interviews: Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson Talk N THE QUEEN OF PARIS

    With its World Premiere about a year away, tickets are already on sale for the Broadway bound musical N THE QUEEN OF PARIS. And 2015 is shaping up to be the year of Émile Zola, with Keira Knightley set to make her Broadway debut in the stage adaption of his novel Therese Raquin and N THE QUEEN OF PARIS bringing his novel Nana to the stage. Recently, David Clarke of Broadway World sat down with Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson, the co-creators of N THE QUEEN OF PARIS, and Pascal Nadon to discuss the upcoming musical. Fans of Cirque du Soleil will recognize the pair as the producers of the ZED album (and more); Mr. Clarke's interview touched on their time with Cirque briefly...

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  • Rock in Rio USA: 100 acts, 300,000 fans, and 37-acre City of Rock

    Rock in Rio USA: 100 acts, 300,000 fans, and 37-acre City of Rock

    For two weekends next May, more than 100 acts representing the music of America, Britain and Brazil will entertain 300,000 expected fans at the debut Rock in Rio USA festival at its very own 37-acre City of Rock on the Las Vegas Strip. Bruno Mars, Joss Stone and Ed Sheeran were announced Monday as the newest performers to join already-set Taylor Swift, Metallica, Linkin Park, John Legend and The Deftones. More concert artists will be revealed in December and January. Organizers said Monday as they unveiled an on-site miniaturized model that they have booked more than 50 percent of the 100-plus stars expected.

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  • VIDEO /// “Feel Inspired: Glade and Cirque du Soleil”

    VIDEO /// “Feel Inspired: Glade and Cirque du Soleil”

    Couldn’t be with us and Cirque du Soleil® in NYC? Live vicariously. #FeelGlade — at Madison Square Park.

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  • Chime buys SJX Partners, a Cirque du Soleil marketer

    Chime buys SJX Partners, a Cirque du Soleil marketer

    The communications group Chime has continued its overseas expansion with the acquisition of SJX Partners, a US marketing firm that promotes Cirque du Soleil, for as much as £12.1m. Chime is paying £5.3m up front, with the rest dependent on the performance of SJX until 2020. It is paying for the takeover with 70pc cash and the rest in shares.

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  • Robin Leach Talks to Mukhtar About ONOD 3

    Robin Leach Talks to Mukhtar About ONOD 3

    Cirque du Soleil’s ambitious voluntary cast effort for the annual, one-night-only “One Night for Drop” benefit performance is underway for the third consecutive year. At the helm again for the second time is “The Beatles Love” performer Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar, and he promises that his vision for the new production will ensure that we won’t even recognize the “Love” theater in the Mirage where it will be staged next March.

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  • Cirque du Soleil looks to the cloud to transform HR

    Cirque du Soleil looks to the cloud to transform HR

    Global dance company Cirque du Soleil has implemented cloud-based HR service SuccessFactors to help manage its staff as they travel around the world. Cirque du Soleil tours in more than 100 cities on a yearly basis - with the direct support of an employee group made up of artists, operations and management professionals from 50 different countries. The organisation said it was looking for a platform that offered both remote access and could handle the extremely complex realities of a global workforce, always on the move.

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  • Here Comes the Sun – Life is Beautiful

    Here Comes the Sun – Life is Beautiful

    The Las Vegas Philharmonic, teaming with artists from the Cirque show “The Beatles Love” at the Mirage, all happily converging on LIB’s main stage. Never had these artistic institutions collaborated in such a way. The idea bloomed over time, with L.V. Phil CEO Jeri Crawford approaching Life Is Beautiful founder Rehan Choudhry and asking about, maybe, setting up a “rave” with the Phil. The concept was further enlivened when LIB music guru Craig Nyman suggested incorporating Cirque’s “Love” cast into a performance of The Beatles classics.

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