“The Book of Mormon.”
Monday, June 8, 2015|6 p.m.
‘The Book of Mormon’
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The award-winning musical “The Book of Mormon” broke records at our Smith Center for the Performing Arts throughout its four-week run last year. Now it’s returning for a restricted engagement Sept. 22 through Oct. 18, and tickets are on sale since today. The show won nine Tony Awards on Broadway, and The New York Times hailed it as “the best musical of this century.”
On Sunday night, it was a fantastic evening for Broadway and Smith Center good friends throughout the 69th Tony Awards. The night was hosted by Smith Center alum Kristin Chenoweth, who will certainly return to Las Vegas next March, and Alan Cumming, both previous winners.
Before the awards, the red carpet protection was hosted by Broadway darling and two-time Smith Center alum Laura Osnes. Later on, Smith Center opening night alum Neil Patrick Harris made a look to revisit his “locked box” joke from his past turn at hosting the Tonys.
Nevertheless, the big minute went to Annaleigh Ashford, who took home the award for Finest Featured Starlet in a Play for her function in “You Can’t Take It With You.” Annaleigh will certainly make her launching at the Smith Center this month on June 27.
She’ll appear at Cabaret Jazz with her program she describes as “tune, story and sequins” with music director Will certainly Van Dyke and The Whiskey 5. The New york city Times explained her “in a family tree of fearlessly saucy performers who appear born to dominate. The show discharges routine bursts of fireworks.”
It’s a diverse mix of music from the disco days of Donna Summertime to the haunting melodies of Kurt Weil and Stephen Sondheim. You can review Annaleigh and her show “Lost in destiny” at the Smith Center web site.
The 69th Tony Awards followed Broadway’s most significant year yet. The Broadway League just recently revealed that the 40 Broadway theaters had offered a record $1.365 billion worth of tickets for the previous period. Part of Broadway’s financial success is thanks to premium prices for prime seats, however Broadway also broke a record for attendance, drawing more than 13 million. Participation at Broadway shows has actually increased 13.3 percent over the last 2 years.
2014 EDC: Night One
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TICKET HICCUP: A Twitter storm has actually appeared over Electric Daisy Carnival VIP tickets since particular buyers never settled their partial payments. Now that EDC organizers are refunding the partial payments, they can launch the freed-up tickets to those who “really required” them when they first went on sale.
But those who bought at a higher price have expressed outrage on Twitter that they were duped into purchasing early. Apparently a few thousand are now readily available with shipping ending at 11:59 p.m. today. After that, partygoers will certainly need to pick then up starting Thursday, June 18, at an EDC ticket office just off the Linq Promenade at the Flamingo.
NEW RESTAURANT: Busy Planet Hollywood founder and brand-new Food Network star Robert Earl has opened a 2nd dining establishment today at Bally’s. Buca Cafe Italiano follows on the heels of last week’s opening of Tequila Taqueria there.
He has Buca open at 6 a.m. for breakfast through 11 p.m. for supper. Robert provides a giant 1/2-pound meatball in the 300-seat dining establishment complete with a Pope Space dining area.
OUR CONDOLENCES: Our Vegas DeLuxe group sends acknowledgements to David Siegel, president of Westgate Las Vegas, his better half Jacqueline and their household on the sudden weekend death at their Orlando, Fla., home of their 18-year-old child Victoria who appeared with them in the documentary “Queen of Versailles.”
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On Facebook, Jackie wrote: “It is with excellent unhappiness that we ask you to appreciate our privacy throughout this tragic time and the loss of our cherished child. Thank you for all your prayers and for your support.” Jackie and David have become ruling royalty in Las Vegas since he bought the Hilton right here to change it into Westgate. The couple appears on Episode 3 of Season 4 of ABC’s “Celebrity Other half Swap” changing lives with actor-turned-farmer Jeremy London.
Runner and Cancer Survivor Helene Neville
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RUN, HELENE RUN: Continuing our weekly check-in of Las Vegas cancer survivor and grandmother Helene Neville and her enthusiastic encounter the top of America to finish the fourth leg of her record-setting perimeter run of the United States: She’s now reached Ohio and left Cleveland right on schedule headed around the Lake Erie coastal path toward Toledo for Wednesday. While there, she offered an inspirational lecture to the medical staff at the main Cleveland Center who handle our downtown Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
She reported: “Still going strong. Each mile reveals a brand-new adventure. My enthusiasm for running often mirrors the tenets of nursing.” You can follow her progress on Twitter @OneOnTheRun. The multi-marathon undertaking, which began May 1, ends Labor Day Weekend on Sept. 5 in Ocean Shores, Wash. She would end up being the very first grandmother to finish the run of 9,715 miles through 37 states and the District of Columbia on foot alone over 6 years.
Mirage headliner Terry Fator took a break from his show for enjoyable at Vegas Indoor Skydiving with cast members Taylor Makakoa, Ben Harris and friends in tow. Throughout Terry’s session, some of his characters– Duggie, Winston and Emma– took in all the action from the observation desk. Emma even got near the action with a selfie.
Cabanas for a Cause at Palms Swimming pool benefits Special Olympics,
Sabina Kelley is Miss Naughty with headliner Claire Sinclair Miss Nice in “Pin Up” at Stratosphere.
New headliners Mo5aic continues at Windows Display room in Bally’s.
TOMORROW ‘S TEASE
The adrenalin is pumping on the straightaway at 130 mph in the $495,000 Lamborghini, and I remain in the passenger seat as it throttles down to take the turn at 85 mph. My ride-of-a-lifetime at Exotics Racing was the ultimate on the private track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Food Network chef and host Ben Vaughn share his experiences with his new Southern Household kitchen food truck on our streets.
And we examine in on the new-look, new-sound “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” at Wynn Las Vegas.
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