Las Vegas Archive

  • Is Cirque Coming to Circus Circus?

    Is Cirque Coming to Circus Circus?

    According to the Denton Daily, Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin on Wednesday told the state Gaming Control Board that “The Illusionists,” which he says is playing in New York and is Cirque du Soleil’s most successful show, would be housed in a 2,000-seat, $11 million theater to be built on the front side of the Circus Circus property.

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  • LV Weekly: What Inspires RJ Owens?

    LV Weekly: What Inspires RJ Owens?

    If you've seen Mystère, you've seen RJ Owens as Bebe François, the bonneted clown whose innocent, toddler-like antics provide many of the show's biggest laughs. But like everyone else involved with Cirque, Owens has talents and passions that exist far outside his nightly role. Owens recently shared a few of the things that inspire his ever-searching mind.

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  • ONOD 8: March 27, 2020 at Luxor, Las Vegas

    ONOD 8: March 27, 2020 at Luxor, Las Vegas

    One Night for One Drop is back: the 8th annual edition will be held on Friday March 27, 2020 at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas featuring a thrilling performance of R.U.N - the first live action thriller by Cirque du Soleil.

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  • R.U.N: Robert Rodriguez’s Alita follow-up

    R.U.N: Robert Rodriguez’s Alita follow-up

    RUN, the latest project from Alita director Robert Rodriguez, opens with the main character interrupting a wedding, swiping a heart-shaped necklace with a secret purpose, and igniting a war between the rival gangs Street Kingz and Blackjax.

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  • R.U.N For The Exit – Cirque’s Latest is an EPIC DISASTER

    R.U.N For The Exit – Cirque’s Latest is an EPIC DISASTER

    If we can applaud entertainment companies for expanding outside of their comfort zone, then we’re surely entitled to speak up when they cross the line. That’s what’s been happening since Cirque du Soleil premiered R.U.N: The First Live Action Thriller at Luxor a few weeks ago.

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  • LV Sun: Aggressive Innovation Marks Action-Packed ‘R.U.N’

    LV Sun: Aggressive Innovation Marks Action-Packed ‘R.U.N’

    There are only two questions that really matter when it comes to Cirque du Soleil’s new resident show “R.U.N” at Luxor, hyped as a first-of-its-kind live-action thriller. Does it deliver on the heavily promoted promise to bring something new and cool to the Las Vegas Strip? More importantly, is it entertaining?

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  • LV-RJ: ‘R.U.N’ needs to expand its appeal

    LV-RJ: ‘R.U.N’ needs to expand its appeal

    Cirque du Soleil has gone off the rails, on purpose. “R.U.N” has opened at Luxor. The show opened Thursday night at a breakneck pace, all up in your face, all over the place. If these performers were not onstage, you’d call the cops. All of this is by design.

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  • Q&A: Anja Wyttenbach from “O”

    Q&A: Anja Wyttenbach from “O”

    Anja Wyttenbach has been a part of "O" since day one. Born in Basel, Switzerland, the acrobatic and versatile performer, a veteran of touring circus productions, was developing some innovative aerial acts in Montreal when the creators of “O” came calling. “It was right place, right time."

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  • Angling for a younger audience, Cirque bets big with ‘R.U.N’

    Angling for a younger audience, Cirque bets big with ‘R.U.N’

    As with everything in Las Vegas, the stakes are high. Six years have passed since Cirque has introduced a new show on the Vegas Strip, and the time has come to find a fresh vehicle to electrify audiences. Cirque is looking for ways to attract ticket buyers who may have grown weary of acrobats, trapeze artists, contortionists and clowns.

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  • Artist injured in ‘R.U.N’ opening

    Artist injured in ‘R.U.N’ opening

    A Cirque du Soleil artist was injured after crashing an electric motorcycle in the opening “R.U.N” at Luxor on Thursday night. The performer, whose name is being withheld by Cirque officials, was piloting the bike in the Level Up scene near the end of the show. Sources familiar with the incident reported he suffered a […]

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  • Exploring the Stunts, Sounds, and Story Behind R.U.N

    Exploring the Stunts, Sounds, and Story Behind R.U.N

    We’ll know very soon just how far Cirque has pushed itself to create R.U.N, but we already know there are at least three elements that distinguish it from everything that came before. There’s the action, a stunt-driven strategy in the vein of a big-budget, CGI-filled Hollywood blockbuster. There’s the music, an edgy rock ’n’ roll soundtrack composed by Tyler Bates. And there’s a clear-cut plot complete with narration, a hard-driving storyline written by action and horror filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.

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  • LV Sun: “A First Look at R.U.N.”

    LV Sun: “A First Look at R.U.N.”

    Cirque du Soleil and Luxor offered the first real look at new resident show “R.U.N” to a select group of guests and members of the media Tuesday afternoon, making good on the promise of a new action-packed direction for Cirque by performing two exciting acts from the show ahead of its opening night on Thursday.

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  • FORBES: “R.U.N. is not Your Grandmother’s Cirque”

    FORBES: “R.U.N. is not Your Grandmother’s Cirque”

    When you ask people to describe Cirque du Soleil, the first thing they mention is acrobatics. Their eyes grow wide as they try to demonstrate thrilling moments involving death-defying – yet beautifully-choreographed – leaps and dives and how-can-they-possibly-do-that movements. Las Vegas’ new Cirque du Soleil show, “R.U.N,” opens on October 24 at Luxor – and it’s a game-changer. There are hardly any acrobatics in the show, and those are performed by riders on electric motorcycles.

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  • “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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