Friday, June 30, 2006
The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil Opens in Vegas Tonight
For anyone who's ever been to Las Vegas, it's clear that the one sure-fire way to enjoy box office gold is to involve the renowned Cirque du Soleil. So with solid shows like O, Mystère, Ka and even the very risqué Zumanity still commanding Sin City's entertainment scene, Cirque du Soleil is about to unveil what promises to be its biggest spectacle yet: The Beatles LOVE. This highly-anticipated production opens tonight at The Mirage.
Marking the first time the Beatles' music has ever been officially sanctioned for a stage show -- unless you count Yoko Ono's ill-fated Lennon on Broadway earlier this year -- The Beatles LOVE "celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles through their timeless, original recordings. Drawn from the poetry of the lyrics, the show explores the content of the songs as interpreted by innovative performances from a cast of 60 international artists....A unique soundscape of The Beatles music has been created for LOVE using the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. The panoramic visual and surround sound in the custom-built theatre at The Mirage will envelop the audience who will experience The Beatles as never before."
Tonight's opening itself will be a spectacle, too. Surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will be on hand, as will the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison. With the unbeatable combination of the Beatles and Cirque du Soleil, we'll see whether the critics engage in a LOVE-fest in their reviews.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
Click here for tickets.