Las Vegas Archive

  • 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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  • Inside One Night for One Drop 2019

    Inside One Night for One Drop 2019

    How do you raise $1,117,155 in one night to support water initiatives in vulnerable communities? By auctioning off six precious and bespoke items, including a McLaren 570S Spider, a limited-edition Audemars Piguet timepiece and a voyage on the largest private residential yacht on the planet.

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  • One Night For One Drop – In Pictures

    One Night For One Drop – In Pictures

    This past weekend the Cirque shows went dark as the performance company pulled together their teams of dancers, contortionists and creative staff for a one-off performance. Soundtracked by Hans Zimmer the show mixed the drama and humor of a Cirque show utilizing the watery backdrop of their “O” theater.

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  • Cirque Pours Talent into One Night for One Drop

    Cirque Pours Talent into One Night for One Drop

    Since 2013, Cirque du Soleil has offered a fresh creative outlet to its cast and crew: Design and perform in an annual one-off show that benefits the One Drop Foundation. Over the course of seven performances, the event has raised $35 million dollars to help provide vulnerable communities with access to clean water.

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  • Petition calls for cancellation of MJ ONE in Las Vegas

    Petition calls for cancellation of MJ ONE in Las Vegas

    The allegations against Michael Jackson in HBO's new documentary "Leaving Neverland" are serious. In the two-part film which premiered on the network Sunday night, Wade Robson and James Safechuck describe their childhood experiences with Jackson in graphic detail, saying Jackson groomed and manipulated them and their families. The fallout from the film has found its way to Vegas, with many calling for an end to the many shows that honor the King of Pop.

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  • The 18th Annual Run Away with Cirque will be its Last

    The 18th Annual Run Away with Cirque will be its Last

    This year’s event, the 18th-annual family-friendly 5K run and 1-mile walk, will benefit the Springs Preserve and Cirque du Soleil foundations and will include live music and circus play area at the finish line in addition to all those photo ops. But this year’s Run Away will also be special for another reason: It’s the last one.

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