R.U.N Archive

  • 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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  • LV-RJ: ‘R.U.N’ balances its message

    LV-RJ: ‘R.U.N’ balances its message

    “R.U.N” is a lesson in balance, on and off the stage. The creators of the new Cirque du Soleil show have made a concerted effort to distance the production from previous Cirque projects, while still capitalizing on the company’s familiar artistic brand.

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  • Why is Robert Rodriguez writing Cirque du Soleil?

    Why is Robert Rodriguez writing Cirque du Soleil?

    The call from Cirque du Soleil came out of the blue. Rodriguez would be among the first to admit he isn’t someone most people would associate with the Montreal-based company. But when Cirque was developing the concept for “R.U.N,” its latest live-action show in Las Vegas, his name was, in fact, the one that kept popping up.

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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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  • Cirque R.U.N’s to 7Five Brewing Co

    Cirque R.U.N’s to 7Five Brewing Co

    Cirque du Soleil has announced a partnership between Vegas Golden Knights fan favorite Ryan Reaves’ 7Five Brewing Co. and upcoming show “R.U.N” at Luxor. A series of four parody movie posters are being released starting this week, and the posters provide fans with instructions to enter to win VIP access to the grand opening performance of the show alongside Reaves himself.

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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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  • FANDOM Partners with Cirque for 2019 SDCC Party

    FANDOM Partners with Cirque for 2019 SDCC Party

    One of the most coveted party tickets in all of San Diego Comic-Con is for the event thrown by Fandom, the largest entertainment fan site in the world. This year, Fandom is partnering with Cirque du Soleil for its 4th annual Fandom Party, where fans guests will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of R.U.N. – the first live-action thriller by Cirque du Soleil.

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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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  • R.U.N: The Edgy Side of Cirque du Soleil

    R.U.N: The Edgy Side of Cirque du Soleil

    The 40 RUN stunt artists have been in Montreal since May 28th to finalize the creation of this Cirque du Soleil show, which will be staged at the Casino Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas from October 24th. La Presse spoke with some of its creators.

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