Booking a trip to Las Vegas this spring and looking for a show to check out? Travel Agent has rounded up the latest show updates from Sin City. Here’s what’s going on:
Back by popular demand, Christie Brinkley will join the national tour of the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO as Roxie Hart for a seven-show engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas from April 10 to 14. Supermodel and actress Brinkley received critical acclaim in 2010 when she made her Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart. She continued her stage success reprising the role in London’s West End for a four-week run.
A little further down the road, as part of her farewell concert series, R&B artist and eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Anita Baker will perform at The Venetian Theatre for a five-night limited engagement. The show will be held May 31 and June 1, 5, 7 and 8. Baker's decades-long career has included four platinum and two gold albums. For more information on the CHICAGO show or Anita Baker’s series, contact Kelly Frey ([email protected]), The Publicity Lab.
Puddles Pity Party, America’s “giant, sad clown with the golden voice,” continues his limited engagement with nine nights at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. The new dates begin April 25 and run through June 15. Puddles’ show consists of several new tunes and plenty of Puddles classics, as well as improvisational audience participation moments, including a “Luck of the Draw” segment where fans roll a dice or pick a card to determine which song Puddles sings.
Already running, for the first time, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will film five original shows starting Monday, April 1. The show will broadcast from Caesars Entertainment’s Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. For more information on Puddles Pity Party or Jimmy Kimmel Live, contact Robert Jarrett ([email protected]), Caesars Entertainment.
Later this spring, the Smith Center for the Performing Arts will host the Las Vegas engagement of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof from June 4 to 9. Fiddler on the Roof is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I); choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter; inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins; and has musical direction by Ted Sperling. For more information, contact Thomas Judd ([email protected]), Kirvin Doak Communications.