News Land-Based 30 May 2022
Cirque du Soleil debuts New York-themed show in Las Vegas
Cirque du Soleil has launched its latest show, Mad Apple, at Las Vegas’ New York-New York Hotel & Casino.
The contemporary circus company has debuted its new production, which it called “a high-energy cocktail of comedy, music, dance and high-flying acrobatics,” at the Big Apple-themed property, operated by MGM Resorts, on the Las Vegas Strip.
Over the show’s 80-minute runtime, audiences are taken on a tour of New York’s five boroughs, with sets inspired by the city’s recognisable landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Chrysler Building.
Mad Apple hosts a range of entertainment. This includes stand-up comedy in the first Cirque du Soleil show. The headliners will be comedians Brad Williams, Harrison Greenbaum and Chris Turner.
Live music is also on offer, themed around New York’s musical past and present, and led by musical director Xharlie Black, five lead vocalists and a five-piece band.
“We are thrilled to get the joyous Mad Apple party started in Las Vegas,” said Simon Painter, Mad Apple’s Co-Creator and Executive Producer.
“From the moment guests enter the theatre, they are whisked away to one of the most beloved cities in the world with a show that fuses hilarious acts from multiple comedians and daring acrobatics with the entertainment and eclecticism of New York City.”
Mad Apple can be seen Friday- Tuesday with no show on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Two shows per night are offered, one at 7:30pm and the other at 9: 30pm. Tickets start at $59.
Eric Grilly, Cirque du Soleil President of Resident and Affiliate Show Divisions, said: “Mad Apple is a completely new approach to Cirque du Soleil entertainment.
“It’s an action-packed experience designed for today’s audience, who increasingly want to consume entertainment as they do content – in an exciting, highly compelling and ever-shifting manner.”
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