This bumper crop of Vegas shows runs the gamut from the obligatory — Elvis, anyone? — to the unexpected. Just be sure to book soon.
This story first appeared in the August 26, 2002 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
BOO!, Cabaret Theatre, New York-New York, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Mon.-Thurs. 10p.m. Fri., Sat. 10.30 p.m. For tickets, call 702-740-6815.
A collection of sketches and songs for those with a twisted sense of humor. If you can laugh at a man who picks up a loaded revolver, thinking it’s a phone, you’ll love this L.A. improv group.
Don Rickles, Wayne Newton Theatre, Stardust Resort and Casino, 3000 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Aug. 29-Sept. 1. For tickets, call 800-824-6033.
For almost four decades, Rickles — aka “Mr. Warmth” — has been heckling his Vegas audiences, and they keep coming back for more.
La Femme, MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Wed.-Mon., 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. For tickets, call 800-929-1111.
This 13-member dance troupe from the famed Paris nightspot Crazy Horse (think a smaller version of Les Folies Bergère) is wowing Vegas audiences with its provocative choreography and equally titillating lighting displays.
David Copperfield, Hollywood Theatre, MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Sun.-Fri., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Sat., 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. For tickets, call 800-929-1111.
Magician David Copperfield guarantees “Portal” will top previous shows with stunts never before seen in the United States. Rumor has it this time around he walks through a steel wall.
An Evening at La Cage, Mardi Gras Showroom, Riviera Hotel & Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, nightly at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. except Tues. For tickets, call 800-634-3420.
Impersonator Frank Marino stars as Joan Rivers, joined by a bevy of other celebrity impressionists, who channel Judy Garland, divas Celine Dion and Tina Turner and Michael Jackson, among others. The audience frequently contains a few celebs, so don’t be surprised if you think you’re seeing double.
Chippendale’s, The Show, Club Rio, Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino, 3700 W. Flamingo Rd., Thurs., 9 p.m.; Wed. and Fri.-Mon., 10:30 p.m. For tickets, call 702-777-7776.
Twelve hard-bodied men dressed in anything from suits to work boots (and little else) fulfill fantasies with dancing and teasing to the kinds of songs most prefer to sing along to in their cars. Expect to have laryngitis by the end of the show.
Rita Rudner, Cabaret Theatre, New York-New York, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Sun.-Thurs., 8 p.m.; Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 p.m. For tickets, call 702-740-6815.
Rita Rudner calls it like it is, but with a quirky twist. Her specialty: women, men and everything that comes between them.
Siegfried & Roy Present Darren Romeo: The Voice of Magic, Siegfried & Roy Theatre, The Mirage, Tues. -Sat., 3 p.m. For tickets, call 800-963-9634.
Siegfried & Roy call him their protégé, but 26-year-old Romeo is more than a magician. The crafty songbird delights audiences with a voice as magical as his tricks.
Tony ‘N Tina’s Wedding, Calypso Room, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, 3700 W. Flamingo Rd., Sun., Mon. and Wed. -Fri., 7 p.m. and Sat., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. For tickets, call 888-746-7784.
A Broadway import in which the audience plays its own role…that of Tony and Tina’s invited “guests.” This crowd-pleaser keeps ’em rolling in the aisles —and afterwards, rolling up to a full-on Italian buffet, complete with champagne and wedding cake.
Air Supply, Suncoast Showroom, Suncoast Hotel & Casino, 9090 Alta Drive, Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 702-365-7065.
Lead singers Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell may have started Air Supply nearly thirty years ago, but the soft-rock group is still going strong. Be transported to the Eighties, the decade when the band scored seven hit singles in two years.