Luxor Archive

  • 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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  • 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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  • More on “The Jump” for Las Vegas

    More on “The Jump” for Las Vegas

    In addition to the announcement that Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group was acquiring “The Works Entertainment”, Lamare also said that a seventh Cirque du Soleil show is in pre-production in Las Vegas, this one for the Luxor Hotel.

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  • New ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’ show coming to Las Vegas Strip

    New ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’ show coming to Las Vegas Strip

    Criss Angel will make his oft-anticipated move to Planet Hollywood in time for the holidays. As an early gift, the hotel is renaming its showroom for him. The veteran Strip illusionist opens “Criss Angel Mindfreak” in Criss Angel Theater, formerly Planet Hollywood Showroom, beginning Dec. 19. Angel and Caesars Entertainment announced the move in a news release this morning. Angel’s impending move to Planet Hollywood was reported in this space in December.

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  • Cirque eschews acrobats in next Las Vegas Strip production?

    Cirque eschews acrobats in next Las Vegas Strip production?

    The next production Cirque stages on the Strip will be devoid of the very acrobatics that made the company the dominant production vehicle in the city. “We are working on a new show concept with MGM Resorts, brand-new for the Luxor, and an entirely new avenue for the company,” Cirque du Soleil Senior Vice President Jerry Nadal said.

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  • Criss Angel cancels shows, flies to Australia to be with son

    Criss Angel cancels shows, flies to Australia to be with son

    “Mindfreak” magician Criss Angel has canceled performances of his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor as of tonight through Nov. 1 as he flies to Australia to be with his sick 20-month-old son. This is the first public confirmation of a long-known and often-rumored child.

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