Las Vegas Archive

  • One Night for One Drop Postponed!

    One Night for One Drop Postponed!

    “One Night For One Drop” has been dropped — at least temporarily. Cirque du Soleil is postponing its annual charity production because of coronavirus outbreak concerns, the company announced internally Tuesday. The show was to feature “The Illusionist” magic productions inside for the 1,463-seat Luxor Theater.

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  • Cirque du Soleil Not a Guarantee for Next Luxor Show

    Cirque du Soleil Not a Guarantee for Next Luxor Show

    As reported Thursday, February 27th, “R.U.N” is closing March 8 at Luxor after a 4 1/2-month residency, the shortest run of any Cirque du Soleil show ever in Las Vegas. Stunning. But what have we learned from the company’s dalliance with graphic-novel storytelling?

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  • Cirque du Soleil pulls the plug on ‘R.U.N’ at Luxor

    Cirque du Soleil pulls the plug on ‘R.U.N’ at Luxor

    Cirque du Soleil announced late Thursday that its newest resident show in Las Vegas, the experimental action-thriller “R.U.N” at Luxor, will permanently close on March 8. It opened October 24 in the 1,500-plus-seat theater on the casino floor and has been performed twice a night for much of the past four months.

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  • R.U.N to Close March 8, 2020

    R.U.N to Close March 8, 2020

    R.U.N by Cirque du Soleil at Luxor Hotel and Casino will permanently close on March 8, 2020. Ultimately it did not find an audience that could support it. Many avenues of creative options were explored to enhance the existing show, but the resources and time needed to make these changes proved to be obstacles too big to overcome for Cirque du Soleil.

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  • “The Illusionists” Joins One Night for One Drop

    “The Illusionists” Joins One Night for One Drop

    The annual One Night for One Drop gala event has always been a one-off in terms of entertainment—a unique show that helps provide safe water to the most vulnerable communities on the planet. Last year’s seventh annual event showcased a sort of all-star variety show, bringing together Cirque du Soleil artists and creators at Bellagio’s O Theater, and this year’s event brings the debut of The Illusionists at Luxor.

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  • OSHA Opens Investigation into Accident in Cirque’s “LOVE”

    OSHA Opens Investigation into Accident in Cirque’s “LOVE”

    The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration is back in a Cirque du Soleil theater for the second time this year, investigating February 16th's accident at "The Beatles Love" at The Mirage. Nevada OSHA spokeswoman Teri Williams confirmed Tuesday the safety enforcement agency has opened an investigation into the incident during which a Cirque performer fell during the show's closing number.

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  • Seven artists sit out MJ ONE show after returning from China

    Seven artists sit out MJ ONE show after returning from China

    Seven performers are sitting out of Michael Jackson ONE to ensure they were not showing symptoms of the coronavirus. The Chinese artists had just returned to Las Vegas after traveling home to China. None of the seven artists were near the Chinese city of Wuhan during their time in China.

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  • ‘LOVE’ Cast Reveal How The Beatles’ Music Affects Them

    ‘LOVE’ Cast Reveal How The Beatles’ Music Affects Them

    The Grammy Award winning stage production is inspired by the poetry of the Beatles’ lyrics and brought to life by a cast of world-class aerialists, acrobats and dancers. uDiscover Music caught up with two Cirque du Soleil members, actor Uys De Buisson and acrobat Sophia Singleton, to discuss how The Beatles’ music connects with the LOVE cast.

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  • ‘KÁ’ gets an acrobatic boost from new Icarian Games act

    ‘KÁ’ gets an acrobatic boost from new Icarian Games act

    Now that Cirque du Soleil has introduced a new type of stunt-based action spectacular to the world with “R.U.N” at Luxor, it seemed like a great time to revisit the company’s other action-packed resident show on the Las Vegas Strip, “KÁ” at MGM Grand. As a bonus, I got to see the newest act in this unique production, a quartet of talented “foot juggling” artists from Ethiopia.

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  • 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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