BAZ Archive

  • Las Vegas Strip stunner: ‘Baz’ shutting down July 29

    Las Vegas Strip stunner: ‘Baz’ shutting down July 29

    In Las Vegas production shows, financial numbers trump musical numbers, every time. The latest example of that entertainment-industry reality, “Baz — A Musical Tour de Force” is closing after its July 29 performance at The Palazzo Theater. Actors Equity Producer and General Manager Blair Farrington informed the cast just prior to Tuesday’s 8 p.m. performance.

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  • ‘Baz — Star Crossed Love’ celebrates a successful first year

    ‘Baz — Star Crossed Love’ celebrates a successful first year

    When it opened in the middle of 2015 at Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay, Baz was a bright, fresh, different musical production on the Las Vegas Strip, trying to make its mark in a tempestuous live entertainment landscape. Now, as the show celebrates its first anniversary as Baz — Star Crossed Love in a more natural home at the Palazzo Theatre, it’s that much closer to making to making that mark.

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  • ABC to develop live musical event ‘For The Record Live’

    ABC to develop live musical event ‘For The Record Live’

    ABC, Dick Clark Productions and For The Record are partnering to develop "For The Record Live," a unique, genre-bending production turning the soundtracks of iconic filmmakers into thrilling, immersive live-entertainment events.

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  • BAZ Returns February 14th

    BAZ Returns February 14th

    According to Robin Leach, of "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" fame who also pens a couple of columns for the Las Vegas Sun, the musical salute to director Buz Luhrmann's movies "Strictly Ballroom", "Romeo + Juliet", "Moulin Rouge", and "The Great Gatsby" will return to audiences on February 14, 2016, following the construction of its new theater at Palazzo.

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  • ‘BAZ’ Heads to Venetian

    ‘BAZ’ Heads to Venetian

    It has been confirmed — but off the record — that “For the Record: Baz,” which opened and closed at Light, has found a new home at the Venetian, and it will get a new name, with all references to the “Baz” title changed. The show won rave reviews and growing audiences at Light before the recent executive shuffles and decision by Hakkasan Group to exit its ownership status.

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  • Seeking New Venue, ‘Baz’ is Leaving Light on Sunday

    Seeking New Venue, ‘Baz’ is Leaving Light on Sunday

    BAZ, the show based on a trio of musicals written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, is moving out of its home of seven weeks. Its final night is Sunday. The immediate message from the show’s producers is that it will resurface in Las Vegas and the move is because the show is seeking a more hospitable venue.

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  • BAZ Performs Quick Change at Light

    BAZ Performs Quick Change at Light

    One of the six principal performers in “For the Record: Baz” at Light in Mandalay Bay has taken leave from the show. Constantine Rousoulis, a physical and vocal force as one of the three male leads in the production, is reportedly back in L.A. and not currently onstage in the production on the Strip.

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  • Robin Leach: “Extraordinary ‘Baz’ shines bright at Light in Mandalay Bay”

    Robin Leach: “Extraordinary ‘Baz’ shines bright at Light in Mandalay Bay”

    What an extraordinary production. It isn’t theater, yet it’s the best spectacular you might ever sit down two hours for to watch. Call it the ultimate cabaret-style musical. Call it the party before the nightclub-DJ parties. The music, dancing and energy are frenzied — a pulsing and throbbing high-speed locomotive that roars through the night. This “For the Record” is “Baz”!

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