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  • A closer look at Cirque du Soleil’s restart in Las Vegas

    A closer look at Cirque du Soleil’s restart in Las Vegas

    Cirque du Soleil announced last week that its two longest running Las Vegas Strip shows will be the Canadian company’s first resident productions to return their respective stages. “Mystére,” originally opened in 1993, will come alive again at Treasure Island on June 28, while “O” at Bellagio, which first arrived in 1998, reopens on July 1.

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  • Intermission is Over!

    Intermission is Over!

    The Cirque du Soleil sun is rising as the company proudly announces the reopening of four of its most iconic shows after being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic. “O” at Bellagio and Mystère at Treasure Island will reopen this summer in Las Vegas.

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  • “O” To Return July 4th!

    “O” To Return July 4th!

    The fuse has been excruciatingly long, spanning the globe and smoldering for more than a year. But Cirque du Soleil is eager to set off a firecracker on the Fourth of July by reopening its long-running aquatic hit “O” on the Las Vegas Strip.

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  • Blue Man Group may leave Orlando for good?

    Blue Man Group may leave Orlando for good?

    The pandemic has caused a lot of people to move out of the Orlando area, but three very recognizable men may now be joining that list. After a 13-year run in the City Beautiful, the Blue Man Group is rumored to be moving on.

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  • Creation on NYSA Discontinued

    Creation on NYSA Discontinued

    Cirque du Soleil announced on its Facebook page this afternoon that it would not be opening NYSA on the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin as planned. NYSA was originally scheduled to open on October 28, 2020 but was pushed back to October 27, 2021 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Today it has officially been canceled.

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  • Cirque CEO Lamarre ‘eternal optimist’ on 20th anniversary

    Cirque CEO Lamarre ‘eternal optimist’ on 20th anniversary

    His company almost totally latent as it hopes for a return to the stage by this fall, Daniel Lamarre marked his 20th anniversary Friday as Cirque du Soleil. In a favorable climate, Lamarre would have celebrated at a Cirque show. Instead, his theater was Facebook. Allowing for challenges in “unprecedented times,” Lamarre posted a message on Facebook on Friday, offering optimism to sidelined employees and the company’s worldwide following.

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  • Moody’s assigns Caa1 CFR to Cirque du Soleil; outlook negative

    Moody’s assigns Caa1 CFR to Cirque du Soleil; outlook negative

    Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") assigned a Caa1 corporate family rating (CFR) and a Caa1-PD probability of default rating to Cirque du Soleil Holding USA NewCo, Inc. ("Cirque du Soleil"). At the same time, Moody's assigned a B2 rating to its $316 million senior secured first lien term loan due November 2025 and a Caa2 rating to its $300 million second lien term loan due November 2027. Cirque du Soleil Canada Inc. is a co-borrower. The outlook is negative.

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  • Cirque Remains Committed to Entertainment in Las Vegas

    Cirque Remains Committed to Entertainment in Las Vegas

    About a year ago, Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic landmark “O” shifted to a seven-night schedule, a first for the dream-like epic that originally opened with Bellagio in October of 1998. After passing the 10,000-show mark last September, the production hired new artists and increased the cast to 117 from 77 in preparation for what should have been its biggest year yet. Last week, Cirque du Soleil President and CEO Daniel Lamarre said “O” will likely be the first Cirque show to reopen on the Las Vegas Strip in 2021.

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  • “Under the Sky” Delayed Until Spring 2022

    “Under the Sky” Delayed Until Spring 2022

    For the second year in a row, the Cirque du Soleil is delaying its show under the big top at the Old Port. The world premiere of Under the Same Sky, originally scheduled for April 23, 2020, then pushed to April 2021 by the COVID-19 pandemic, has been postponed until spring 2022. The Cirque said when the pandemic forced its productions to shut down Under the Same Sky was still in production, so there is still work to do before it can be presented, explained public relations director Caroline Couillard.

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  • Las Vegas Weekly Reflects on Zumanity

    Las Vegas Weekly Reflects on Zumanity

    If you make the right choices, one night in Las Vegas can change your life. “People say the craziest things to me. One woman from somewhere in the Midwest sent me a message years ago, saying our show completely changed her sexually,” says Christopher Kenney.

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  • LVRJ: Cirque enlists Murren, looks to 2021 return

    LVRJ: Cirque enlists Murren, looks to 2021 return

    Cirque du Soleil has made plenty of news away from the stage in 2020, the numbing reality of shutting down all of its shows as COVID took hold in March. But Las Vegas’ predominant production company is now talking about when it can come back to the stage. The company has thus emerged from bankruptcy protection and is surveying its future.

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  • Cirque Expects to be Back Flying High by 2022

    Cirque Expects to be Back Flying High by 2022

    With the sale of Cirque du Soleil successfully concluded, president and CEO Daniel Lamarre believes shows will gradually begin reopening in 2021, but that the Montreal-based circus will only be fully back in operation in 2022. In a phone interview Tuesday afternoon, Lamarre said he’s optimistic but admitted it all depends on when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available.

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  • Cirque Confirms Closing of Sale and Emergence from Protection

    Cirque Confirms Closing of Sale and Emergence from Protection

    The closing marks a significant milestone, as it provides the Company with a solid foundation for a successful relaunch.

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  • Cirque Revival Includes Return of U.S. Shows Next Year

    Cirque Revival Includes Return of U.S. Shows Next Year

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group emerged from court protection with new owners, a focus on the world’s biggest cities and a plan to open U.S. shows as early as next summer. Cirque’s Las Vegas-based shows and a new production at Walt Disney Co.’s Florida resort are likely to resume first.

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  • Cirque Closes ZUMANITY

    Cirque Closes ZUMANITY

    Cirque du Soleil’s innovative, mischievous and joyful “Zumanity,” the resident headlining production at the New York-New York hotel and casino for nearly 17 years, will not reopen. Cirque informed the cast and crew and made the announcement today, ending the long run of one of the most beautifully diverse adults-only shows on the Las Vegas Strip.

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