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Friday, April 27, 2018|12:50 p.m.
Barry Manilow is all set to gamble again on Las Vegas. The Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning vocalist and songwriter revealed today on CBS’ “The Talk” that he’s returning to the Vegas stage next month at Westgate Las Vegas for a brand-new production program dubbed “Manilow Las Vegas: The Hits Come Home.”
“They wanted me to come back and I have nothing but great memories of my five years there so I stated yes,” Manilow said on “The Talk.” He performed in the Westgate’s International Theater from 2005 to 2010 when the resort was still called the Las Vegas Hilton, and more just recently played for 2 years at Paris Las Vegas on the Strip. However the Westgate is the location that feels like house for Manilow. “It’s gorgeous now, but the space is among my favorite places to play. I’m usually on the roadway playing for 10,000 individuals and it’s terribly interesting but I enjoy this space. It’s still huge, 3,000 people, but for me, it makes love. I attempt to connect with people and it’s tough with 10,000 people. This room, I just like it.”
“Manilow Las Vegas: The Hits Get back” opens May 24 and tickets go on sale May 2 at barrymanilow.com and westgatelasvegas.com. Tickets will range from $20 to $330 and Manilow fan club members and Westgate Resorts owners will have access to a presale that started today. Show dates going on sale will be May 24-26, June 14-16 and 21-23, July 19-21 and 26-28 and October 4-6 and 11-13.
Long a Vegas favorite, Manilow has actually sold more than 85 million albums around the world and has actually notched fifty Top 40 songs throughout his profession. Billboard ranks him as the No. 1 Grownup Contemporary artist of perpetuity.
The residency is another home entertainment expansion at the Westgate, which recently arranged performances from Alan Parsons on June 9, Yes on September 1 and John Prine on December 12, along with the musical production program “Soundtrack” starring Clint Holmes and Earl Turner.