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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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  • Cirque’s Return Could Be Its Most Challenging Feat Yet

    Cirque’s Return Could Be Its Most Challenging Feat Yet

    After shuttering dozens of shows and shedding most of its work force, the vaunted Canadian circus faces an uphill struggle to bounce back.

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  • Christopher Kenny is Back in a New Show!

    Christopher Kenny is Back in a New Show!

    Christopher Kenney will be forever remembered in the long legacy of live Vegas entertainment for portraying Edie in Cirque du Soleil’s epic cabaret Zumanity for more than a decade at New York-New York. Last fall, when the company decided the show would not be returning to the Strip, the veteran entertainer already had something new to work on. Kenney co-created Faaabulous! The Show, a new drag spectacle currently performing at Notoriety Live.

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  • A closer look at Cirque du Soleil’s restart in Las Vegas

    A closer look at Cirque du Soleil’s restart in Las Vegas

    Cirque du Soleil announced last week that its two longest running Las Vegas Strip shows will be the Canadian company’s first resident productions to return their respective stages. “Mystére,” originally opened in 1993, will come alive again at Treasure Island on June 28, while “O” at Bellagio, which first arrived in 1998, reopens on July 1.

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  • Intermission is Over!

    Intermission is Over!

    The Cirque du Soleil sun is rising as the company proudly announces the reopening of four of its most iconic shows after being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic. “O” at Bellagio and Mystère at Treasure Island will reopen this summer in Las Vegas.

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  • “O” To Return July 4th!

    “O” To Return July 4th!

    The fuse has been excruciatingly long, spanning the globe and smoldering for more than a year. But Cirque du Soleil is eager to set off a firecracker on the Fourth of July by reopening its long-running aquatic hit “O” on the Las Vegas Strip.

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  • Blue Man Group may leave Orlando for good?

    Blue Man Group may leave Orlando for good?

    The pandemic has caused a lot of people to move out of the Orlando area, but three very recognizable men may now be joining that list. After a 13-year run in the City Beautiful, the Blue Man Group is rumored to be moving on.

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  • Creation on NYSA Discontinued

    Creation on NYSA Discontinued

    Cirque du Soleil announced on its Facebook page this afternoon that it would not be opening NYSA on the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin as planned. NYSA was originally scheduled to open on October 28, 2020 but was pushed back to October 27, 2021 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Today it has officially been canceled.

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  • Cirque CEO Lamarre ‘eternal optimist’ on 20th anniversary

    Cirque CEO Lamarre ‘eternal optimist’ on 20th anniversary

    His company almost totally latent as it hopes for a return to the stage by this fall, Daniel Lamarre marked his 20th anniversary Friday as Cirque du Soleil. In a favorable climate, Lamarre would have celebrated at a Cirque show. Instead, his theater was Facebook. Allowing for challenges in “unprecedented times,” Lamarre posted a message on Facebook on Friday, offering optimism to sidelined employees and the company’s worldwide following.

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  • Moody’s assigns Caa1 CFR to Cirque du Soleil; outlook negative

    Moody’s assigns Caa1 CFR to Cirque du Soleil; outlook negative

    Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") assigned a Caa1 corporate family rating (CFR) and a Caa1-PD probability of default rating to Cirque du Soleil Holding USA NewCo, Inc. ("Cirque du Soleil"). At the same time, Moody's assigned a B2 rating to its $316 million senior secured first lien term loan due November 2025 and a Caa2 rating to its $300 million second lien term loan due November 2027. Cirque du Soleil Canada Inc. is a co-borrower. The outlook is negative.

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  • Cirque Remains Committed to Entertainment in Las Vegas

    Cirque Remains Committed to Entertainment in Las Vegas

    About a year ago, Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic landmark “O” shifted to a seven-night schedule, a first for the dream-like epic that originally opened with Bellagio in October of 1998. After passing the 10,000-show mark last September, the production hired new artists and increased the cast to 117 from 77 in preparation for what should have been its biggest year yet. Last week, Cirque du Soleil President and CEO Daniel Lamarre said “O” will likely be the first Cirque show to reopen on the Las Vegas Strip in 2021.

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  • “Under the Sky” Delayed Until Spring 2022

    “Under the Sky” Delayed Until Spring 2022

    For the second year in a row, the Cirque du Soleil is delaying its show under the big top at the Old Port. The world premiere of Under the Same Sky, originally scheduled for April 23, 2020, then pushed to April 2021 by the COVID-19 pandemic, has been postponed until spring 2022. The Cirque said when the pandemic forced its productions to shut down Under the Same Sky was still in production, so there is still work to do before it can be presented, explained public relations director Caroline Couillard.

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  • Las Vegas Weekly Reflects on Zumanity

    Las Vegas Weekly Reflects on Zumanity

    If you make the right choices, one night in Las Vegas can change your life. “People say the craziest things to me. One woman from somewhere in the Midwest sent me a message years ago, saying our show completely changed her sexually,” says Christopher Kenney.

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  • LVRJ: Cirque enlists Murren, looks to 2021 return

    LVRJ: Cirque enlists Murren, looks to 2021 return

    Cirque du Soleil has made plenty of news away from the stage in 2020, the numbing reality of shutting down all of its shows as COVID took hold in March. But Las Vegas’ predominant production company is now talking about when it can come back to the stage. The company has thus emerged from bankruptcy protection and is surveying its future.

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