“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… the response? “He’s only said there would be a brand-friendly show able to perform 10 times a week coming to the hotel.”

“The Illusionists” is the magic production owned by Cirque that has succeeded on Broadway and on tour. The show was to be presented as the cornerstone of “One Night For One Drop” at Luxor last March, sliding in as “R.U.N” was closing at the theater. That show was spiked because of COVID, but “The Illusionists” remains a Cirque holding.

“The truth is, I haven’t found a place for that show yet,” said Lamarre, who did not rule out a new, original Cirque theater in that venue. “We have many options. Right now we are looking at various alternatives. What we do normally is develop five or six different concepts, very different, and do our research locally to see what will work best.”