Las Vegas Archive

  • “O” in Bellagio Fountains Canceled This Weekend

    “O” in Bellagio Fountains Canceled This Weekend

    Cirque du Soleil‘s “O” and the Fountains of Bellagio opened 21 years ago in Las Vegas. Planned celebrations with shows featuring Cirque performers splashing around the famous fountains were canceled for this weekend. The cancellation was attributed to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to an email. No further reasons were given.

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  • Lou D’Angeli on Evolving the Brand and Promoting a New Show

    Lou D’Angeli on Evolving the Brand and Promoting a New Show

    It’s an incredibly busy time for Cirque du Soleil, the Montreal-based live entertainment giant that has redefined Las Vegas shows over the past 25 years. It is currently gearing up to expand the performance schedule for “O” at Bellagio to seven nights per week. And then there’s “R.U.N,” Cirque’s first live-action thriller, a brand-new concept and production set to open October 24 at Luxor.

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  • Cirque Returns To LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Music & Art Festival

    Cirque Returns To LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Music & Art Festival

    Sept. 20 and 21, Cirque du Soleil will return to Las Vegas' favorite music festival, Life is Beautiful, debuting exclusive performances. On Friday evening, 11 aerialists and dancers from Cirque resident productions will dazzle audience members alongside award-winning rock band WALK THE MOON, as they perform their hit single "One Foot."

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  • «O» Celebrates 10,000th Performance!

    «O» Celebrates 10,000th Performance!

    Today marks "O"'s 10,000th performance! Cirque du Soleil extends its thanks for the “O”utstanding support they have received for over 20 years.

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  • Q&A w/MJ ONE’s Sam Frahn

    Q&A w/MJ ONE’s Sam Frahn

    You won’t be able to take your eyes off Sam Frahn, one of the warrior-dancers in Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay and a natural-born entertainer loaded with charisma and personality. Originally from Tampa, Fla., Frahn has paved her own path by creating a unique and personal style of dance influenced by jazz and hip-hop styles.

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  • LV SUN: “Behind the scenes of Cirque’s new R.U.N”

    LV SUN: “Behind the scenes of Cirque’s new R.U.N”

    While the Luxor was providing a glimpse last week of what new Cirque du Soleil show “R.U.N” might feel like via a very cool construction-wall mural by local artist Troy “Tiki” James, Cirque’s headquarters was hosting a video shoot and cast and crew interviews during rehearsals to continue to spread the word about the upcoming action thriller.

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  • Las Vegas Magazine Q&A w/Jenn Haight from KÀ

    Las Vegas Magazine Q&A w/Jenn Haight from KÀ

    Jenn Haight has been starring in KÁ since it first debuted more than 14 years ago. She plays one of the lead roles of Twin Sister. As KÁ has evolved from a curious story-driven creation into a true institution on the Las Vegas Strip, Haight has grown as a performer, excelling at the more emotional aspects of her nightly gig.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • R.U.N – the first live action thriller by Cirque du Soleil

    R.U.N – the first live action thriller by Cirque du Soleil

    What would happen if a blockbuster Hollywood action movie was combined with a creative Cirque du Soleil stage production?

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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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  • Is “The Jump” to be called “Cirque du Soleil AXEL”?

    Is “The Jump” to be called “Cirque du Soleil AXEL”?

    According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal: The new Cirque du Soleil show at Luxor, working title of “Jump,” is to be announced within the next two weeks. Meanwhile, on the US Trademark Database, the name "Cirque du Soleil AXEL" was registered. Could this be the name of the show for The Luxor?

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  • Cirque, MGM Resorts Downsize; Shuffle Staff

    Cirque, MGM Resorts Downsize; Shuffle Staff

    The company is reorganizing — and downsizing — its management operations for its five residency productions on the Las Vegas Strip that are in partnership with MGM Resorts International (“Mystere” at Treasure Island being the exception). Cirque also has a show coming into Luxor to be announced this spring.

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