The Venetian showroom has a brand new show called Bravo, set to debut on Nov. 17. This hyperactive affair will star that “coochy, coochy” girl, Charo, along with Mario and Daniel, two of the better Latin performers in town.
The boys have been opening for Kenny Rogers. They have their own television show and were once known as the famous Goucho Brothers. Spies tell me this new production developed after the producer of Beats of Passion declined generous offers from Charo. These offers included hiring the family, a nice percentage and even paying the rent. Fernado Quevdo, the producer, a second Las Vegas Goucho along with the father, Los Hyincas Goucho. Generous offers that are turned down suggests a possible mistake by the producer. There’s more intrigue as the show opens, but I wish Charo good luck. She’s one dynamic chili pepper!
Melinda continues to do big business at The Venetian, and there has been some talk that the hotel is eyeing a Broadway show. The Guggenheim Museum is slow rolling, but the exhibits are outstanding.
Pick of the week is a hot new girl group, Siren. This group is put together by Billy Cole and stars Barbara Cabe, Gina Diane and Ashley Read. Many producers are showing interest.
With the cancellation of shows like Damn Yankees starring Anne Jefferies and Tab Hunter in Damn Yankees at the Orleans, Broadway came and went. It’s over. Lackluster ticket sales and interest didn’t develop. Air Supply returns to The Orleans on November 22 with originals Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock. Lorrie Morgan, who just got married, will be appearing Dec. 7 and 9.
Mark your calendar for this one ”” Little Richard and a cast of 100 boys will be appearing at the Suncoast Showroom.
Business is still down folks. The Regent’s for sale, the Aladdin in Chapter 11, stars coming out of our ears and The Venetian eliminating hundreds of jobs this week. Station Casinos continue to grow, though, with the addition of the Green Valley Ranch project. In this topsy turvy economy, may the best marketing plan win.
I just got my invitation for the Palms opening. The Palms is our newest addition to the great Las Vegas scene and will open Thursday night. In light of the current times and affairs of the nation, this is a big event. The media, which oddly enough includes myself, are excited about publicizing a new property. Good luck to the developer and owner, George Maloof, who by the way, has already displayed tremendous success in other ventures. This one won’t disappoint.
Lots of benefit performances are still taking place. Last Sunday the new version of the USO, led by our own Wayne Newton after just returning from the White House, sported lots of stars.
Not all gossip is tainted. Like the rumor I just heard, that the fabulous Broadway show, The Producers, is coming to town. Let’s get real people! I’ll let you know when something big happens on the show business front.