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  • 40 at 40: Cirque Flips Back Into Action After Pandemic

    40 at 40: Cirque Flips Back Into Action After Pandemic

    As the world's most famous circus company reopens shows in Vegas and elsewhere, Now Magazine Toronto thought it would be fascinating to revisit their cover story from July 1988, back when the company was on its first North American tour.

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  • “The Illusionists” in Las Vegas?

    “The Illusionists” in Las Vegas?

    John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Review-Journal asked Lamarre at the "O" Premiere if “The Illusionists” might be moved into a Vegas theater, specifically the former “Zumanity” room at New York-New York. He also asked MGM Resorts CEO Bill Hornbuckle about plans at New York-New York...

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  • After 15 years, Franco Dragone revisits his creation ‘O’

    After 15 years, Franco Dragone revisits his creation ‘O’

    It’s not so easy to put the warm fuzzies into words. But you felt that rush of exhilaration the moment the welcome was shouted from the O Theater stage Thursday night. “Ladies and gentlemen!” was the call-out from the familiar audience member pulled onstage to start the proceedings. That’s all the crowd needed to hear.

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  • Doc to go behind the scenes of Cirque’s ‘O’

    Doc to go behind the scenes of Cirque’s ‘O’

    When Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre met with MGM Resorts International CEO Bill Hornbuckle at the Bellagio on Tuesday, the two execs played to a small audience. A camera crew. The back-and-forth was banked for an upcoming MGM Studios documentary chronicling the return of “O.”

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  • Dawn Porter, MGM TV team for Cirque du Soleil Documentary

    Dawn Porter, MGM TV team for Cirque du Soleil Documentary

    MGM and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group have partnered on a feature documentary that promises to go behind the curtain of the iconic circus, with Dawn Porter (The Way I See It, John Lewis: Good Trouble) attached to direct and executive produce. Currently in production, filming on the project began in April.

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  • Mystère Caps Spirited Reopening with 10-year Extension!

    Mystère Caps Spirited Reopening with 10-year Extension!

    There are times when a show will “goose” a standing ovation. The cast will hang for a few extra counts, as if to allow audience members to gather their thoughts and gauge the room before rising. But Monday night, the full house at “Mystere” at Treasure Island gave the host show a full-hearted, full-throated standing ovation.

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  • The Beatles™ LOVE™ Returns To The Mirage, Aug. 26

    The Beatles™ LOVE™ Returns To The Mirage, Aug. 26

    The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil will make its grand return to The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Aug. 26, 2021. The iconic show is also celebrating its 15th anniversary. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at cirquedusoleil.com/love.

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  • ‘Mystere’ again launches Cirque on the Strip

    ‘Mystere’ again launches Cirque on the Strip

    In the middle of Mystere Theater on Friday afternoon sat the undisturbed, inert Korean plank. And it was beautiful. The plank act involves the entire “Mystere” cast, either airborne or ancillary around the piece. It’s a team effort, a family affair, and the way Cirque du Soleil rightfully should return to the Strip.

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  • Cirque du Soleil Announces Additional Reopening Plans

    Cirque du Soleil Announces Additional Reopening Plans

    Cirque du Soleil is pleased to confirm the long-awaited return of additional touring and resident shows. After announcing the reopening of two of its most iconic shows in Las Vegas “O” and Mystère, as well as the touring shows KOOZA and LUZIA, Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to confirm the addition of five new shows to its on-sale listings.

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  • CDS to Officially Welcome Back “O” with Processional

    CDS to Officially Welcome Back “O” with Processional

    On July 1, “O” by Cirque du Soleil will return to the stage in grand fashion with a visually spectacular processional throughout the Bellagio hotel-casino. Led by a carousel horse, the cast and crew will parade and perform through the resort fully outfitted in the show’s surreal costumes as they ready themselves to make their first appearance back in the aquatic theater.

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  • Edie overcomes ‘complete shock’ of ‘Zumanity’ closing in Vegas

    Edie overcomes ‘complete shock’ of ‘Zumanity’ closing in Vegas

    Somewhere in the seismic shifts of the pandemic we have caught up with a 12-year Cirque du Soleil star who will not be reopening his show. Or, her show, in this case. Edie, as she is known onstage, and Christopher Kenney away from it, was cut loose with the rest of “Zumanity” at New York-New York in November. Never to be knocked off the spindles (or 6-inch heels) the great drag character prospers in “Faaabulous” at Notoriety at Neonopolis.

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  • KOOZA To Return to Old Port in 2022

    KOOZA To Return to Old Port in 2022

    Cirque du Soleil is happy to announce its return to the Old Port of Montreal in 2022 with one of its most acclaimed shows around the world, the electrifying production KOOZA! Cirque du Soleil is also pleased to count on a strong partnership with the Old Port of Montreal and to confirm its presence in Montreal with new productions, as well as the return of some of its classics, every year for the next 10 years.

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  • Hot-selling Cirque should have all shows reopen by October

    Hot-selling Cirque should have all shows reopen by October

    Cirque du Soleil has been dark for so long we’ve lost sight of how quickly the company can move. We are speaking of the company’s accelerated ticket sales, at least in the high-demand, post-pandemic climate. And, also the company’s faster-than-expected return to the stage for “Love,” “Michael Jackson One” and “Ka.” “O” and “Mystere,” Cirque’s first two shows to comeback after COVID-19, are selling their at about twice their pre-shutdown rate. And “Blue Man Group,” which Cirque owns, is also selling at that clip.

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  • Schedule for “O” Announced!

    Schedule for “O” Announced!

    Cirque du Soleil has unveiled the full schedule for the return of "O" at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip. "O" will be back in the theater starting Thursday, July 1, and will perform Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., dark Monday and Tuesday. Additional dark days include Aug. 25, Oct. 13 and the first 14 days of December. Additional shows are scheduled for Sept. 29.

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  • Grupo Vidanta Expands Plans for Vallarta Theme Park

    Grupo Vidanta Expands Plans for Vallarta Theme Park

    Grupo Vidanta has broadened its plans for its theme park currently under construction in Vallarta, Mexico. Now called VidantaWorld, the expanded blueprint will include three “dream parks,” which will feature hotel accommodations set to open at a later date. As originally planned, the theme park complex will include a theater for newly created Cirque du Soleil shows, which will debut during the first phase within a jungle park with a lake featuring fountain jets, music and performances; a plaza; shops; and a range of restaurants and such culinary options as street food carts.

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