Penn Jillette and Teller carry out in “Penn & & Teller on Broadway,” a six-week engagement playing at Marquis Theater in New York through Aug. 16, 2015.
Monday, Aug. 10, 2015|7:06 p.m.
Penn & & Teller on Broadway
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The Kats Report Bureau over the weekend was consulted with information that we are now in “Venus Retrograde.”
Uncertain what that means, but, dang, I miss Bananarama.
As we remember the goddess on the mountaintop, we impart exactly what we have actually unearthed on Planet Vegas:
– Penn & & Teller are leaving them desiring more in their run at Marquis Theater in New york city. The most recent “financials” are the most outstanding yet for the duo’s first Broadway run in almost 25 years.
Figures released by Broadway League and reported today by The New york city Times show that Penn & & Teller kipped down a $1.4 million gross recently, a number exceeded by only “Aladdin,” “The Book of Mormon,” “The Lion King” and “Wicked.” P&T have actually regularly sold more tickets considering that opening July 7 than any non-musical on Broadway.
The most recent audience counts, from recently, are 12,145 in eight programs, or 1,518 tickets sold per show in a 1,611-capacity theater. More crucial, the show’s manufacturers have recouped their $2.85 million financial investment in the program (revealing that benchmark Friday), definition shows now are turning pure profit.
The run ends Saturday, about the time Penn & & Teller celebrate their 40th anniversary of their performing collaboration. The most recent name-checks to see the production consist of Neil Patrick Harris, Julia Roberts, Joel Grey and Bernadette Peters. The Las Vegas show, which will certainly integrate numerous of the recently refined acts in the Broadway production, is back Aug. 22.
David Perrico’s Pop Development
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– The recent adjustments at Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort have actually led to the departure of one of the lounge’s two acts– and among the more creatively advanced shows in any place in the city. David Perrico’s Pop Strings band has actually climbed up the wall, as it were, by providing its one-month notice today (that would put the final date at Sept. 5, however Station Casinos might cut the band loose earlier).
The step was a cumulative band decision, and Pop Strings has a date at Cabaret Jazz on Sept. 25. Perrico was dissatisfied about the new glass wall that separates the efficiency venue from bench and cut off visibility to the stage from those outside the freshly erected partition. Perrico and atrioventricular bundle whined about the glass structure from the moment that they first saw it on Aug. 1.
Perrico described the brand-new obstacle as a “vibe killer” and had asked for the black drape covering the glass to be taken down for a minimum of a tune to check how the room felt throughout a live performance– one of the long-proven architectural benefits of Rocks has actually been the visibility of the acts from bench and gambling establishment. However Perrico’s demand for that trial run went unheeded.
To remind: Station officials said the modifications at the lounge were enacted to enhance the quality of the sound in the space, as sound from the bar and gambling establishment floor permeated into the club. Rocks now seems like a more irreversible, appropriate bar than a lounge.
Perrico’s band was among the last acts to be signed by previous Station Casinos home entertainment exec Judy Alberti, who left the company in January to open her own home entertainment speaking with business (Alberti is now dealing with Dollar Loan Center founder Chuck Brennan, who has actually taken over Badlands Entertainment Group in Sioux Falls, S.D., and reservation programs at his places).
Including a seven-piece string section and some of the leading artists and vocalists in the city, Pop Strings had carried out at Rocks Lounge for eight months through last Saturday. They developed a strong following at Rocks Lounge in a weekend lineup piloted by Zowie Bowie’s Top 40 dance amazing on Fridays (and Z.B. is staying put, though that act has actually dropped its intermission for issues over losing its audience).
None of the entertainers were spoken with or notified of the modifications at Rocks Lounge until the nights they appeared; no one understands that room much better than Z.B. frontman Chris Phillips, who has performed their on Fridays considering that the hotel opened 9 years earlier. The construction of that glass building may make good sense on some level, however, through the big, black drape, I can’t see it.
– There’s been a shakeup in the lineup at “X Comedy,” the brand-new production at Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo Las Vegas. Announced over the weekend is that Joe Trammel, the prop-wielding “TV Individual” understood primarily for his long term in “V– The Ultimate Range Program,” is out. He reportedly carried out at Sin City Comedy at Planet Hollywood on Sunday.
The factor provided by “X” co-producer Angela Stabile was that Trammel was let go for “personal factors,” which is different than “workers reasons” and “impersonal factors.”
Likewise uninhabited from the show at the moment is Piff the Magic Dragon, but his departure is at once planned and short-term. Having made a go through to the finals on “America’s Got Talent,” Piff is appearing at the Edinburgh Celebration Fringe from Friday through Aug. 29 and back at Flamingo on Sept. 3. Comic Todd Paul, a very tall and funny man, is subbing through this month.
Remaining in the show are Dennis Blair (and his guitar), for 20 years the opening substitute George Carlin; and co-hosts Nancy Ryan and John Bizarre. These 2 are married, and one of them (John) is a very good baker.
Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar and Twins
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– Worth more than a note (and we’ll capture up for an interview aye-sap) is the departure from Las Vegas of Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar. “M-Squared” as I prefer to call him, was the director of the 2 newest Cirque du Soleil “One Night For One Drop” charity programs, a long time Cirque artist and choreographer and one of the fantastic people I’ve satisfied in Las Vegas. He’s now taken his household– better half Sylvia and twin children Leelah and Nahla– to Montreal, where he has actually been designated a new role with Cirque’s corporate office. M-Squared’s brand-new position is director of the company’s special events department, 45 Degrees. As he states,”I will take it a year at a time.
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and Cherry Club. Aside from Cherry, guests can get a drink at Onyx or Lucky or listen to live music in Rocks Lounge. Dining periods the world at Red Rock with more than 10 dining establishments, including the Italian food of Terra Rossa, the Japanese blend of Hachi, the Mexican spices at Cabo Cantina or a little bit of everything at the Feast Buffet. Unlike some resorts in town, Red Rock has activities for the entire family, such as a 16-screen movie theater and a game. The 72-lane bowling center includes a VIP area and carpeting that glows in the dark for after hours
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