R.U.N Archive

  • 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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  • Criss Angel fires at Cirque’s ‘R.U.N’ as show closes

    Criss Angel fires at Cirque’s ‘R.U.N’ as show closes

    Of all the options being considered to replace “R.U.N” at Luxor, it’s safe to say a reunion of Cirque du Soleil and Criss Angel is out. Angel, who was in partnership with Cirque in “Believe” and “Mindfreak Live” for more than a decade at the resort, says he forecast “R.U.N’s” struggles in his former theater.

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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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  • 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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