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Another Cirque show on tap

Aug 24, 2004 3:45 AM

Later this week, subject to last-minute snafus, we’ll finally learn what’s replacing Siegfried & Roy at The Mirage — another Cirque du Soleil show, of course! How unoriginal!

What about another Broadway play being Las Vegas bound? With an award-winning lineup on tap, there are others waiting in the wings, including 2003 winner "Hairspray," according to the New York Daily News.

"Hairspray" producer Margo Lion says she is considering tapping into our city’s huge potential audience saying that "it’s obviously a thriving market. It’s the fastest-growing city in America and a lot of people could see the show there. Lion, like many other producers, feels that opening in Las Vegas also makes good financial sense as it is a lot less expensive than touring.

Another show goes by the wayside on The Strip. This time it’s the "M" Mariachi Passion & Tradition at the V Theatre in Desert Passage. The excellent show closed since it was not able to find an Hispanic audience at the mall location. However, I just received word that it is now playing on Sundays ay 7 p.m. at Club Tequila inside the Fiesta Rancho.

The "Hollywood Comedy Tour" makes a monthly visit to The Lounge at The Palms beginning Saturday, Sept. 4. Comedians Cort McCown and Paul Hughes host the festivities with Freddy Soto of Three Amigo’s Tour, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Jim Norton of Last Comic Standing and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn performing opening night.

Finally getting her just do, Debbie Reynolds will be inducted into the Casino Legends Hall of Fame on Oct. 31. Now, with all her local appearances, shouldn’t she consider changing her show a bit!

Las Vegas residents and long-time musical giants Artie Schreck and his "meow-meow" wife, Linda November, have created a new approach to teaching children their ABCs utilizing music. Frankie Valli, Bill Acosta and Frankie Randall and just some of the names getting on the educational bandwagon. And, I can’t help singing my way through the alphabet since hearing it — A, B, C, D, E ”¦ I’m sure there’s more.

The Clint Holmes professional tennis tournament announced here a few weeks ago has been shelved. Clint told The Full Monti that staging the event would take too much of his time to do it right. A senior open will still be held.

Very serious negotiations are continuing between Wayne Newton and the Boyd Gaming team concerning the amount of weeks the veteran entertainer will play the Stardust next year. Let’s face it, Wayne continues to be a great entertainer but the amount of singing he’s done through the years has taken its toll on his vocal chords. It may not be time for him to hang ’em up, but it is certainly time to cut back.

Marlene Ricci, who is the landlord of the Le Bistro Lounge at the Riviera, won’t reopen in the room until Sept. 14 and will only be appearing on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. She rents out the room the rest of the time.