• 01-APR-2019

Las Vegas News Briefs - April 2019

Terry Fator
Terry Fator Launches New Show in Conjunction with 10th Anniversary at The Mirage
March 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of Terry Fator’s award-winning run as headliner at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and in true Fator fashion, the multi-talented performer launched a new show concept: Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment Presents an Evening with the Stars. Fator continues to keep a promise made 10 years ago, to create a new character each year he performs at The Strip property. This year, in addition to introducing four new characters, new songs, jokes and hilarity also join the lineup. An Evening with the Stars features the puppets that fans have come to know and love, a return of fan favorite Wrex the Crash Test Dummy, and the introduction to new superstar characters: Willie Nelson; Justin Bieber, David Bowie and Stevie Wonder. In addition, Fator brings the Oceans 11 Rat Pack back to Las Vegas with special appearances by Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin. For more information, contact Alissa Kelly, PR Plus, alissa@prpluslv.com.
Supermodel and Actress Christie Brinkley to Star as Roxie Hart in Musical Chicago
Back by popular demand, Christie Brinkley will join the national tour of the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO as Roxie Hart for a limited seven-show engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas from April 10–14. Supermodel and actress Brinkley received critical acclaim in 2010 when she made her Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO. She continued her stage success reprising the role in London’s West End for a limited four-week run and again, wowed the sold-out audiences. Back by popular demand, Brinkley reprised the role of Roxie Hart in 2012 with a return engagement on Broadway. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, The Publicity Lab, kelly@thepublicitylab.com.
Puddles Pity Party Adds New Dates to Limited Engagement
Puddles Pity Party, America’s giant, sad clown with the golden voice, continues his limited engagement with nine indelible nights at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. The new dates begin April 25 through June 15. Puddles’ show, in the intimate setting of the iconic Caesars Palace showroom, 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 the dice or pick a card to determine which song Puddles will sing next. Each show is a bit different from the next, depending on which song titles the audience selects. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, rjarrett@caesars.com.
The Space Adds Evil Dead The Musical HD to Fall Performances
Ash is back for an exclusive engagement of “Evil Dead The Musical HD” live in all its horror/comedy glory with the ultimate battle – Demon vs. Ash. Whether you grew up on the Evil Dead franchise from the ’80s and ’90s, think Ash is the King or can recite every line from “Army of Darkness,” this show is for you. “Evil Dead The Musical HD” is a musical ride through the cult-hit story never witnessed before.  The virtual set whimsically takes you through the cabin, the forest and even to S-Mart in an adventure that can only be described as the “ultimate virtual experience in grueling terror.” This limited run, Vegas engagement will play October 2-27. For more information, contact Michelle Wilmoth, PR Plus, michelle@prpluslv.com.
David Chang Brings Majordōmo to The Venetian Resort
Recently it was announced that David Chang will bring Majordōmo Meat & Fish to The Venetian Resort later this year. The restaurant takes over the former Carnevino space in The Palazzo tower, next to Mott 32. Majordōmo Meat & Fish is a new restaurant from Chef David Chang. Pulling from a diverse range of food traditions and inspired by the energy of Las Vegas, Majordōmo Meat & Fish will be built on the DNA of its sister restaurant in Los Angeles. A majordomo is a person who makes arrangements, or takes charge for another. In that spirit, we aim to provide a lively and engaging experience for our guests. For more information, contact PublicRelations@sands.com.
Jimmy Kimmel Live to Broadcast from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
For the first time, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will head to Las Vegas to 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, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, rjarrett@caesars.com.
Chef Dan Krohmer Gears Up for Hatsumi and La Monja
Executive Chef and Owner Dan Krohmer of Las Vegas’ favorite Asian seafood restaurant and critically-acclaimed off-strip hotspot, Other Mama, announces his highly anticipated arrival to Downtown Las Vegas with the debut of Hatsumi and La Monjá. Chef Krohmer has been meticulously overseeing the development of two new restaurants, both honoring the cuisine and culture experienced on his extensive travels to Japan and Mexico. Hatsumi is slated to soft open its doors in mid-May, closely followed by La Monjá later this spring. For more information, contact Michelle Wilmoth, PR Plus, michelle@prpluslv.com.
Anita Baker to Perform at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
As part of her farewell concert series, R&B music legend and eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer / songwriter Anita Baker will perform at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas for a five-night limited engagement inside The Venetian Theatre. The show will be held May 31 and June 1, 5, 7 and 8, 2019. Baker's decades-long career has included four platinum and two gold albums with signature R&B hits including "Caught Up in the Rapture," "Sweet Love" and "Giving You the Best That I Got." Her unique voice has the sultry vibe of a jazz singer and has been the cornerstone of a sound that has helped to shape R&B since her solo career began in the early ‘80s. Although the Detroit-bred contralto established a musical style that has noticeably influenced an entire generation of talents, Baker herself has remained unmoved by the ebb and flow of trends in the industry. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, The Publicity Lab, kelly@thepublicitylab.com.
Smoked Burgers & BBQ Opens Patio on Las Vegas Strip
A cool breeze and the subtle scent of BBQ is in the air on the newly-opened patio located in the epicenter of the Las Vegas Strip at Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The thousands of locals and visitors who pass by each day are invited to enjoy the sunshine while sipping ice cold beers and chowing down on finger-licking favorites. Smoked Burgers & BBQ’s patio is located directly on Las Vegas Boulevard and can seat 40 guests at 16 tables that wrap around the iconic Trevi Fountain. The al fresco dining area includes a full bar as well as an outdoor satellite bar located right on the sidewalk serving up cold beers to passersby. The 1,500-square-foot patio features two large-screen TVs. For more information, contact Desiree Webb, The Vox Agency, desiree@thevoxagency.com.
Boulder City Express Launches Shuttle Service
National Park Express, a tour and transportation company offering packaged shuttle services from Las Vegas to regional National Parks, announced the launch of Boulder City Express to transport visitors between Las Vegas and Boulder City started in March. This service increases accessibility for visitors to reach the many attractions in Boulder City such as Black Canyon River Adventures, Lake Mead Cruises, Flightlinez ziplines at Bootleg Canyon, and Desert Adventures Kayak tours. This new shuttle service will also allow Las Vegas guests to visit Hoover Dam on their own, or just enjoy Boulder City’s Historic District with its cafes, museums, antique shops, railroad attractions, and cultural charm. For more information, contact David Lusvardi, National Park Express, dlusvardi@nationalparkexpress.com.
SLS Las Vegas adds Uno Más to award-winning culinary program
SLS Las Vegas has opened doors to its newest culinary concept, Uno Más – a fast casual dining experience featuring authentic, traditional Mexican dishes with a modern twist. The menu includes shareable bites like queso fundido with chorizo, guacamole and chips, pork chicharrones, and grilled corn. A variety of street tacos are also offered, including pan-roasted shrimp, carne asada, al pastor, lengua, fish and beer, beer-braised short rib, carnitas, crispy pollo, lamb, and vegetarian options like queso a la plancha and cactus, all served in hand-crafted tortillas made fresh daily. Satisfy that sweet tooth with house-made churros served with a trio of sauces. For more information, contact The Publicity Lab,
Tony Award®-Nominated Broadway Revival of Fiddler on the Roof Coming to Las Vegas
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Las Vegas engagement of the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof from June 4-9, 2019. A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-winner Joseph Stein, and Pulitzer Prize-winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, 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. Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” "Sunrise Sunset,” "Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition.” For more information, contact Thomas Judd, Kirvin Doak Communications, tjudd@kirvindoak.com.
Final Shows Announced for Donny & Marie’s Residency
After entertaining audiences since their September 2008 debut, Donny & Marie Osmond have announced the final shows of their legendary residency in the Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas. The multi-talented duo will return to the stage for their final performances through Nov. 16, 2019. From the pop-fueled medley of modern mash-ups in the opening number, to songs from each of their latest albums, to the nostalgic nod to their variety-show past in the show’s close, Donny & Marie take their fans on a musical journey that further proves their performing pedigree. Consistently named among the “must see” and “best of” shows in Las Vegas and performing regularly to packed audiences, it’s no wonder that perennially-popular siblings Donny & Marie Osmond have successfully entertained at Flamingo Las Vegas for over a decade. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, rjarrett@caesars.com.