Luxor Archive

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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