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  • For Guy Laliberté, the PY1 pyramid is his new Cirque du Soleil

    For Guy Laliberté, the PY1 pyramid is his new Cirque du Soleil

    Lune Rouge’s first major project is the PY1 pyramid, an odd-looking 25-metre-high structure made of steel and concrete that is located on the Clock Tower Pier at the east end of the Old Port. It will be home to an immersive sound-and-light show called Through the Echoes, which opens June 1 and will be performed five times a day until late September.

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  • Cirque-Inspired Movies In Works With Dan Lin’s Rideback

    Cirque-Inspired Movies In Works With Dan Lin’s Rideback

    The producer of Cirque du Soleil and Dan Lin’s Rideback have made a deal to develop feature films based on the stories and characters from the catalog of the iconic global live entertainment franchise. The movie projects will be spearheaded by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group president and CEO Daniel Lamarre and Lin along with Sebastien Ouimet.

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  • Why “R.U.N” will reshape Luxor

    Why “R.U.N” will reshape Luxor

    The days of regularly imploding casinos and building brand-new casino resorts on the Strip appear to be over. We are now in the era of the massive remodel. “I think it’s more about updating the property we have to be the best asset in its class. We can’t really rebrand what Luxor is, but what we can do is improve and update the offerings from rooms to restaurants and things like this show.” That makes the arrival of “R.U.N,” billed as Cirque’s first live-action thriller production and set to open October 24 at Luxor’s 1,500-seat theater, even more important for the pyramid, MGM Resorts International and the Strip in general.

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  • Grayslake native living his ‘inspiration’ as Cirque performer

    Grayslake native living his ‘inspiration’ as Cirque performer

    Getting cast in Cirque du Soleil's "Volta" has been a dream come true for Kevin Beverley. And the Grayslake native is especially excited to perform for a hometown crowd when the 2017 touring big-top show makes its Chicago debut this weekend on the grounds of Soldier Field.

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  • John Katsilometes: “O,” we have shows

    John Katsilometes: “O,” we have shows

    Cirque du Soleil is wading further into the deep end with “O” at Bellagio, its most profitable Strip production over the past 20-plus years. The company plans to expand the show’s schedule to seven days a week by 2020.

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  • Lamarre: Acrobats still part of the act; ‘MJ One’ to stay

    Lamarre: Acrobats still part of the act; ‘MJ One’ to stay

    Daniel Lamarre is not ready to pink-slip the clowns and acrobats in Cirque du Soleil. “I think the challenge for us is each show has to be distinctive, to have new ideas to apply to acrobatics,” Cirque’s CEO and president said this past week in an interview in the company’s Las Vegas headquarters. “We’re not saying no, forever. But now, our clientele looking for acrobatic shows is very well served.”

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  • BWW Interview: Lauren Herley And Jennifer Lecuyer of BAZZAR

    BWW Interview: Lauren Herley And Jennifer Lecuyer of BAZZAR

    BroadwayWorld checked in with BAZZAR's leading lady, Floating Woman - portrayed by Lauren Herley, and the Artistic Director of the show, Jennifer Luceyer.

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  • Cirque Rates #1 in Canadian Reputation Study

    Cirque Rates #1 in Canadian Reputation Study

    Entertainment company Cirque du Soleil outperformed all other Canadian companies to earn the number one ranking in the fifth annual 2019 Canada RepTrak 50, the largest corporate reputation study ever conducted in Canada, Reputation Institute announced today.

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  • Criss Angel fires a shot at Cirque as ‘R.U.N’ is announced

    Criss Angel fires a shot at Cirque as ‘R.U.N’ is announced

    Criss Angel has thrown a fireball at Cirque du Soleil, and the company’s new production “R.U.N.” On Tuesday, the day Cirque announced its new, immersive, action-movie-fashioned stage show at Luxor, Angel posted the social-media message, “Sorry, @Cirque it’s already been done” with a kissy-face emoji and the #CrissAngel #Mindfreak @PHVegas #immersive tags.

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  • Cirque du Soleil to Perform VITORI (Victory) in MALTA

    Cirque du Soleil to Perform VITORI (Victory) in MALTA

    Cirque du Soleil will be performing 28 shows over six consecutive weeks, starting from the 27 November, through till the 20 of December in Malta, the Malta Tourism Authority has announced. The show, Victory, will be centered around a chess team.

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  • ONOD 2019 Raises Over Six Million Dollars

    ONOD 2019 Raises Over Six Million Dollars

    One Drop is thrilled to announce the final results of One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil presented by MGM Resorts International and COLGATE. More than $6 million were raised by the generous support of the foundation's partners and donors during the seventh annual philanthropic event held inside the "O" Theatre at Bellagio Resort & Casino on March 8, 2019.

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  • What is R.U.N?

    What is R.U.N?

    On April 18, 2019, Cirque du Soleil registered the following trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office: IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, conception, creation, production, and presentation of live performances featuring stunts.

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  • 45 DEGREES Becomes”Cirque du Soleil Events + Experiences”

    45 DEGREES Becomes”Cirque du Soleil Events + Experiences”

    Cirque du Soleil has announced a new identity for their events and special projects division. Formerly called 45 DEGREES and a subsidiary, the newly named Cirque du Soleil Events + Experiences now operates within Cirque du Soleil, charged with expanding the company’s bespoke live entertainment offerings to an international clientele under the strength of one unified brand.

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  • Alegria’s Big Top Blessed, Named “SOHÏEL”

    Alegria’s Big Top Blessed, Named “SOHÏEL”

    Last night, before the final dress rehearsal audience, Guy Laliberte spoke with the Alegria artists, blessed the new blue and white swirled big top, and gave the name as "SOHÏEL", or "Messenger of the Sun".

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  • Cirque seeks to bridge generation gap with Alegria revival

    Cirque seeks to bridge generation gap with Alegria revival

    Much has changed in the last 25 years — in circus arts and in the world — but the message of hope in dark times remains as relevant as ever. Daniel Ross, Dominique Lemieux, and Émilie Therrien all have a bird’s eye view of the generation gap between the original Cirque du Soleil creation Alegria and the 2019 reboot — because all three have worked on both shows.

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