Trop ends the large freeze with magic, Jeff Timmons and a present on ice

Latent now not, Tropicana Theater and the adjoining Havana Room are exhibiting indicators of life. Purple Mercury Leisure of Las Vegas took over the field workplace and reserving on the resort Feb. 22, and is already firing up programming in each venues.

The theater has been devoid of ticketed exhibits since “Band of Magicians” closed after a three-week run in November. Havana Room has been used expressly for personal occasions for practically 4 years.

Purple Mercury co-founder Carlos Reynoso confirmed Friday longstanding rumors stay model of “Masters of Illusions” will open in late-April or early Might. The present will fill the nightly 9 p.m. slot, with tickets costing between $60-$90. “Masters” presently runs on the CW, with a rotation of high magicians performing illusions in entrance of a stay viewers.

Within the Havana Room, which has been house to Membership Nikki, RPM nightclub and Membership Bagatelle over the previous seven years, Jeff Timmons is launching his male revue “Males of the Strip,” probably in late Might.

Timmons has proven spectacular zeal in pushing this manufacturing, showcasing it at Home of Blues in 2014 and procuring it across the metropolis – practically making a deal at Stratosphere late final 12 months – earlier than selecting the Havana Room. The founding member of 98 Levels is anticipated to carry out within the early levels of “Males of the Strip,” however over time would be the celeb face (and, sure, physique) of the present.

Additionally probably, although not formally signed, is an ice-themed manufacturing at Tropicana Theater. This may be the primary frozen-water spectacle on the Strip since “Ice: The Present From Russia” ended a 2 ½-year run on the Riviera in 2009. In 2006, on the finish of its 21-year-run on the Riv, “Splash” was additionally an icy manufacturing.

These new exhibits arrive after the one-off efficiency of Kool & The Gang at Tropicana Theater on April 15, and star chef Robert Irvine’s April 6 stay present. These offers had been signed by the resort earlier than Purple Mercury took over, however anticipate the theater to be house to headliners booked across the residency exhibits.

“We’re in search of a headliner collection with comics, solo artists, bands, comedy,” Reynoso says. “We’re in search of names that folks know, and can promote tickets.”


“Pin Up” closes its run at Stratosphere Showroom on Saturday evening. The present’s star all through its run, Claire Sinclair, is popping her consideration to her eight-room boutique resort, tentatively named Clairbnb, on South 11th Avenue in downtown Las Vegas. “Pin Up” closes precisely 4 years after its 2013 opening, and has logged greater than 1,000 performances.

The brand new manufacturing within the Stratosphere Showroom, overtly titled, “The World’s Best Rock Present,” will open April four. Exhibits will probably be at eight p.m. every day (darkish Mondays). It is a partnership between Purple Merc government Darin Feinstein and celebrated Vegas producer Dick Feeney (“The Rat Pack is Again” at Tuscany).

Lon Bronson, for 26 years the entrance man of his personal Lon Bronson All-Star Band, is the present’s music director, with the present paying homage to such rock legends as Bruce Springsteen & The E Avenue Band, Kiss, Journey, Weapons N’ Roses, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Coronary heart, Van Halen and Ozzy Osbourne. Vegas performers Michael Shapiro (of Reckless in Vegas), Paul Johnson (late of “Rock of Ages” on the Rio) and Anne Martinez (“Alice,” “Baz” and the brand new “Twerk”) are among the many singers. The present guarantees a blinding LED panel, superior lighting and video screens, backing dancers and rock anthems in from the 1960s-1990s.

In an announcement, Stratosphere Normal Supervisor Paul Hobson stated the present is “designed to ship a pure, unapologetic, good time … for these about to rock, we salute you.” Set it to music.


Boxing broadcast legend Al Bernstein, one of many highlights of Sunday’s “One Card Quick” charity present benefitting the St. Baldrick Basis (which was additionally my birthday shindig) will host his personal present March 31 at Tuscany’s Piazza Lounge. Bernstein is a high-quality singer, and only a nice man to spend time with in a VegasVille lounge. Present time is eight:45 p.m., with Bernstein taking the stage at about 10 p.m.

There isn’t any cowl. Contact gloves, and are available out singing.


The eight members of the acrobatic group that fell from a 30-foot excessive wire at Circus Sarasota in Florida on Feb. eight will probably be featured on NBC’s “Immediately” present March 23. That group contains “Absinthe” high-wire coach Lijana Wallenda, who suffered quite a few fractures within the fall. The phase is the primary formal interview with the troupe, led by Wallenda’s brother Nik Wallenda of the famed Flying Wallendas household of circus performers.


From Thursday: Nation celebrity and completed photographer Ronnie Dunn, snapping images of traditional Vegas indicators on the Neon Boneyard. Dunn is on the town for the Reba and Brooks & Dunn collection on the Colosseum at Caesars Palace … Ex-NFL nice and present broadcaster Ron Jaworski at Topgolf Las Vegas … Rapper-producer Redfoo, on the town for Friday’s “One Night time for One Drop” present at New York-New York, on the eight p.m. efficiency of “Absinthe.”

John Katsilometes’ column runs every day within the A piece, and Fridays in Neon. He additionally hosts “Kats! On The Radio” Wednesdays at eight p.m. on KUNV 91.5-FM and seems Wednesdays at 11 a.m. with Dayna Roselli on KTNV Channel 13. Contact him at Observe @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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