Thursday, Could 20, 2021 | 2 a.m.
Among the longest-running and most well-known exhibits on the Las Vegas Strip are all of a sudden homeless.
Whereas many productions are gearing as much as return to stay performances as quickly as potential as Las Vegas is about to return to pre-pandemic circumstances on June 1, Caesars Leisure confirmed this week that a number of stay leisure venues at its on line casino properties together with Caesars Palace, Paris, Planet Hollywood, Bally’s and the Rio won’t reopen.
Among the many exhibits that at the moment are trying to find new venues are Wayne Newton’s headlining residency, the long-lasting 19-year-old male revue “Chippendales” and the equally legendary, 33-year-old feminine revue “Loopy Ladies.”
The producers, casts and crews of those exhibits and others have been reportedly notified of the closures late final week with out advance discover. Most manufacturing groups have been planning their reopening methods.
“It’s unlucky that after 5 superb years at Planet Hollywood, they closed our theater and others with no discover. The appropriate factor would have been telling us earlier as a result of we’d already be open by now some other place,” stated Norbert Aleman, producer of “Loopy Ladies.” “Their determination not solely impacts me but additionally our whole solid and crew. Now we’re actively on the lookout for a brand new venue and have had many attain out to us already. We’ve been on the Strip for 33 years and plan to be round for a lot of extra.”
“Loopy Ladies” had been taking part in on the Sin Metropolis Theater on the Planet Hollywood resort, sharing the area with traditional rock tribute present “Tenors of Rock.” On the Rio, the second-level theater the place “Chippendales” had been taking part in since 2004 won’t reopen; a spokesperson for that present confirmed it’s in search of a brand new Vegas venue.
At Caesars Palace, the traditional Cleopatra’s Barge won’t reopen as a stay leisure venue. Newton is working with Caesars to seek out one other location at a Strip property for his long-running musical manufacturing. At Paris Las Vegas, the small showroom that was residence to “The Anthony Cools Expertise,” “Mates! The Musical Parody” and “Intercourse Suggestions for Straight Ladies from a Homosexual Man” will stay shuttered completely.
And subsequent door at Bally’s on the renovated area the place one other feminine revue, “X Rocks,” was planning to reopen, plans have modified. Stabile Productions, which at the moment performs sister exhibits “X Burlesque” at Flamingo and “X Nation” at Harrah’s, is predicted to seek out one other venue for “X Rocks.”
An announcement from Caesars explains the closures as a “strategic determination to refocus the leisure programming throughout our Las Vegas properties. Sadly, because of this a few of our smaller capability venues will shut, and a few exhibits won’t return.
“Choices like these are by no means straightforward. A few of these exhibits have a protracted historical past with us and in Las Vegas. Whereas their run with our firm is now ending, we’re grateful for his or her unbelievable performances, their many proficient solid and crew members, and all the things they dropped at our resorts and friends.”
The corporate additionally confirmed that three exhibits that had been taking part in at middle Strip property Harrah’s from musicians the Bronx Wanderers, comic John Caparulo and magician Mac King, won’t return to their respective venues. King, a headliner for greater than 20 years, confirmed his present has discovered a brand new theater and can announce his reopening plans on Could 25.