BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Las Vegas in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

David Copperfield Announces 2012 Performances at The Hollywood Theatre


Magician David Copperfield continues to perform at MGM Grand's 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with his latest stage production, An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Don Barnhart to Headline Big Al's Comedy Club at The Orleans Hotel, 1/18


Beginning Jan 18th-22nd 2012, award-winning comedian, filmmaker, actor and author Don Barnhart returns home to Las Vegas from his extensive world tour to headline Big Al's Comedy Club at The Orleans H... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Ryan Eggold, Evan Peters, Casper Van Dien and Catherine Oxenberg Visit ABSINTHE


90210's Ryan Eggold and American Horror Story's Evan Peters, as well as Casper Van Dien and Catherine Oxenberg were welcomed with open arms by The Gazillionaire and his cast of eccentrics to enjoy the... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Ron Paul Visits THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA


Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and his wife Carol attended Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular at The Venetian in Las Vegas as part of their 55th wedding anniversary celebrations yesterday, ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Davi Sings Sinatra: A Journey To Vintage Vegas Guided By A Master


If you Google "Las Vegas entertainment" you'll get thousands of links to shows. Many of these shows claim to bring back the vintage vibe that made the city famous for its entertainment in the 60's. Yo... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Jersey Boys Gets Official Welcome at Paris Las Vegas


Pulling up in a vintage 1959 red Cadillac Convertible, the Jersey Boys were greeted by employees of Paris Las Vegas performing a special "flash mob" to "Oh What a Night." Upon exiting they were greet... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS in Vegas - Same Terrific Show In A Beautiful New Home


The Jersey Boys have moved south - at least in Las Vegas, that is. The show has moved from the Palazzo Resort Hotel in Las Vegas a few blocks south to Paris Las Vegas, taking up residence in the theat... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Chazz Palminteri In A Bronx Tale: The Kind of Theater Too Seldom Seen In Las Vegas Is Back


If you come to Las Vegas looking for the mob - or if you live here and want to enhance your visit to the new Mob Museum (which visitors and tourists alike should make a point of visiting) - you should... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

The Laugh Factory Las Vegas Adds Magician Murray to Lineup, 4/20


Laugh Factory Las Vegas is introducing magic to their comedy mix with the addition of a resident show. The "Laugh Factory Presents: Murray 'Celebrity Magician'" stars magician Murray SawChuck, who co... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

California Hotel and Casino to Celebrate May Day with 15th Annual Lei Day Polynesian Festival, 5/5 & 6


California Hotel and Casino hosts the 15th Annual Lei Day Polynesian Festival on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Reveals A Man of Wit and Charisma


Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth is the undisputed champ's first foray into live stage performance and, it turns out, it is funny, profane, moving and somewhat enlightening. People who see it expecting hu... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

World of Art Showcase Debuts at the Wynn Las Vegas, 12/20-22


While singers, comics, Broadway shows and aerialist circus shows continue to dominate the showrooms on the celebrated Las Vegas Strip, the Entertainment Capital of the World is finally giving the visu... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: PEEPSHOW's Holly Madison Recreates 1957 'Miss Atomic Bomb' Image


Below, PEEPSHOW star Holly Madison recreates the iconic 1957 Miss Atomic Bomb photo in honor of 65 years of the Las Vegas' News Bureau.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Sirc Michaels Productions Presents EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL at Planet Hollywood


It was recently announced that EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL would be playing at The Insurgo Theater inside the Plaza, but in one short week the show has gone from that location to The V Theater inside Planet... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL Plays the V Theater, Beg. 6/22


EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL prepares to paint the Las Vegas Strip red, one bloody t-shirt at a time, as it moves into the V Theater, located in the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casi... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular - Just Two More Months Until The Music of the Night Is Stilled


Try as they might to be objective, it is the nature of the job that causes reviewers to be subjective. The response to a play, film, book or a piece of art or music is rooted in who the reviewer is. W... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Glen Campbell's Goodbye Tour: Poignant? Yes! But Nonetheless A Terrific Night Of Music


Like many in his audience, I didn't know what to expect when I went to see the Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour on June 2 at The Las Vegas Hotel (used to be the Las Vegas Hilton). When it ended, I felt priv... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Murray SawChuck - Magic & Comedy Make a Show That's Fun for Everyone


His face is familiar and so are his hair and black-rimmed glasses. You've seen him on Pawn Stars, America's Got Talent, Celebracadabra and lots of other TV shows. Stick-thin with a shock of platinum b... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Las Vegas PHANTOM's Rebecca Spencer Joins World Tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Manila, Seoul


Rebecca Spencer, who premiered the role of Madame Giry to critical acclaim in Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular, will don the black dress again when she joins the world tour of The Phantom of the Oper... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Oak Ridge Boys - Still Mighty & Better Than Ever


I once asked a friend of mine what it was like seeing a certain legendary performer in concert. Her reply was, "It was a privilege." Well, if you ask me today what it was like seeing the Oak Ridge Boy... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

'Bubba' Knight and Lecrecsia Campbell Join THE COLOR PURPLE, 8/23-26


Source of Joy Theatricals, the producers of the Broadway smash hit THE COLOR PURPLE have announced the Las Vegas Theatre debut August 23 - August 26, 2012 as a special presentation in honor of Nationa... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW TV: Inside Look at Cirque du Soleil's KÀ at MGM Grand


KÀ by Cirque du Soleil is an unprecedented theatrical event. A masterpiece in storytelling, KÀ uses acrobatic performances, the thrills and action of martial arts techniques from all over the world, p... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

The Smith Center Announces Fall 2012 Season: Ben Vereen, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and More


The Smith Center for the Performing Arts today announced its Fall 2012 Season. Tickets for all performances go on sale August 17 at 10 a.M. Prices for individual tickets for the fall season begin at ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Comedian Dillon Garcia Performs at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip, 9/1


Comedian Dillon Garcia to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip Saturday, September 1, with special guests, Lance Patrick, Gabe Lopez and Gooch. Doors open at 8:00 pm. Ages 21 and up.... (read more...)

September

Photo Flash: Adult Film Star Tori Black Spotted at ABSINTHE


Spotted on August 31 enjoying the hilarious antics from ABSINTHE's raw and wild show to kick off Labor Day Weekend was adult film star Tori Black, who also posed for photos with cast members afterward... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Las Vegas Shakespeare Company Unveils $45 Million Expansion


The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company (LVSC) today announced the kick off to its Capital campaign funding the renovation of the historic Reed Whipple Cultural Center. The 35,000 square foot center will be... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Wanda Sykes Postpones November Performance at Treasure Island


Comedienne Wanda Sykes has postponed her November 2, 9 p.m. show at the Treasure Island Theatre. The performance will be rescheduled for a later date.... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

New York-New York Hotel & Casino Presents SHADES OF TEMPTATION, Beg. 10/12


New York-New York Hotel & Casino welcomes "Shades of Temptation," a sinfully sexy show that explores the forbidden and ignites excitement, to The Broadway Theater beginning Friday, Oct. 12. The sizzli... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Carrot Top Visits Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip Today in Support of 'Pinktober'


Hard Rock Cafes in Las Vegas, NV welcomed comedic icon and Luxor headliner, Carrot Top, to the Hard Rock Cafe strip location today in support of the brand's 13th annual PINKTOBER breast cancer awarene... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Sin City Comedy to Open at Planet Hollywood Restort & Casino, Oct 25


Highly acclaimed Sin City Comedy will now call Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino home starting Oct. 25, 2012. Combining world-class comedy with sinfully sexy burlesque, this stand-up comedy show will d... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

SHOWSTOPPERS, NUNSENSE, LeAnn Rimes and More Play Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Nov-Dec 2012


The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino has announced its upcoming theatre, music, comedy, and other arts events for November and December 2012.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Pauline Lan to Perform at Wynn Las Vegas, 12/24 & 25


Famed singer and Taiwanese icon, Pauline Lan, will star in the Pauline Lan and Friends Concert inside the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Lan will al... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Hawaiian Reggae Musicians, The Green, to Perform at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip, 11/4


Hawaiian reggae artists, The Green, come to Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip with special guests Natural Vibrations and Billy Van on Sunday, November 4.... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Lady Gaga, David Copperfield, Cirque du Soleil's KA and More Set for MGM Grand, Dec 2012-Feb 2013


This winter, MGM Resorts International will present entertainment, nightlife, sports and special events at the MGM Grand, including UFC fights, Lady Gaga, David Copperfield, Cirque du Soleil's KÀ, Ro... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

Celebrity Benefit to Support Toys for Tots, New Year's Eve Party and More Set for Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Dec 2012


The Last Vegas Hotel & Casino has announced its shows, concerts, events and more for December 2012, featuring a celebrity benefit show to support Toys for Tots, LeAnn Rimes, The Whispers, Pat Benatar ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Las Vegas Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW TV: Shania Twain Kicks Off SHANIA: STILL THE ONE in Las Vegas


Shania Twain proved she truly is "Still The One" during her sold-out debut performance of SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The new show kicked-off on Dec. 1 and marked the be... (read more...)

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