‘Havana’ finally hits Vegas

Aug 24, 2004 3:46 AM

After a long and arduous plight, the cast of "Havana Night Club-The Show" triumphantly arrived in Las Vegas last Saturday for its historic United States debut performance at the Stardust Resort and Casino.

Havana Night Club represents the largest production to emanate from Cuba and perform in the U.S. in more than 50 years.

"I was determined to show the United States the unbelievable untouched talents of Cuba and not even Hurricane Charley could stop it," said Nicole Durr, producer, creator and artistic director of Havana Night Club. "Every beat and every note is filled with vitality and unbridled energy. The audience is invited to a party made up of glorious colors, rhythm, dance and music."

Since its worldwide debut in 1999, Havana Night Club has performed in 16 countries, for more than two million fans and become a critical and commercial phenomenon.

The fast-paced show takes audiences on a journey into the legendary nightlife of Havana by showcasing dancers adorned in extraordinary costumes and an award-winning Cubaximo band and singers in a unique interactive theatrical production. The show evokes the cultural riches of the magnificent island of Cuba by showcasing its rich musical versatility with modern dance in an explosion of energy and originality.

The creative and influential team of legendary illusionists Siegfried & Roy, Emmy Award winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega and international producer Nicole "ND" Durr were instrumental in bringing the show to the Stardust.