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BWW Reviews: Eric Jordan Young 'Once In A Lifetime' Review BWW Reviews: Eric Jordan Young 'Once In A Lifetime'
by Ellen Sterling - July 01, 2014

Here is clearly a man who loves theater and for audience members like me, the set list - heavy on show tunes and made even more interesting with the inclusion of, for example, 'Downtown,' - was a terrific one. It was a wonderful evening. (more...)


BWW Reviews: JABBAWOCKEEZ PRISM Review BWW Reviews: JABBAWOCKEEZ PRISM
by Ellen Sterling - June 30, 2014

Jabbawockeez' Prism is so creatively presented that you know if you look away for even a moment, you're liable to miss something very interesting....and lots of fun, too. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON Review BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON
by Ellen Sterling - June 16, 2014

Those who aren't among the 15,082,028 people (6,398,889 in the United States) in the world's 29,253 congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - the Mormon Church - probably don't know much about that religion. I am one of those people. In fact, the one thing I absolutely believe in is musical theater. I don't claim it as a religion, but I do claim it can cure a host of ills and know that its devotees are fervid in their faith in the curative power of a good musical. I am supremely grateful that I saw my first Broadway show at the age of 5 and that my faith in that art form has never wavered in the least. Now, The Book of Mormon has reinforced that faith. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Thunder From Down Under Review BWW Reviews: Thunder From Down Under
by Ellen Sterling - June 02, 2014

It's billed as 'The Perfect Girls' Night Outback.' And, indeed, it is. Thunder From Down Under is a very happy place to be. (more...)


BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! Is Back On The Las Vegas Strip Review BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! Is Back On The Las Vegas Strip
by Ellen Sterling - May 20, 2014

Mamma Mia! has become a staple of the musical theater stage. It ran at Mandalay Bay from February 2003 to January 2009, racking up more than 2,100 performances making it the longest-running West End show in Las Vegas. It is now the ninth longest-running show on Broadway. It has played around the world to millions of people. (more...)


BWW Reviews: A Magical TEMPEST Is A Most Welcome Addition To Las Vegas Review BWW Reviews: A Magical TEMPEST Is A Most Welcome Addition To Las Vegas
by Ellen Sterling - April 21, 2014

Teller first became known for magic, working with Penn (Jillette) in the act they formed in 1981. Today, following worldwide success, the duo is in residence at the Rio in Las Vegas. In between shows, Teller found time to direct (and co-produce with Penn) the 2013 documentary Tim's Vermeer. Now, he and co-director Aaron Posner have staged Shakespeare's play The Tempest and it is running at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts through April 27. (more...)


BWW Reviews: The Jacksons: Still Great In A Show That Retells (and Sings) Their Musical History Review BWW Reviews: The Jacksons: Still Great In A Show That Retells (and Sings) Their Musical History
by Ellen Sterling - March 01, 2014

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BWW Reviews: Pawn Shop Live! Offers A Look At TV's 'Pawn Stars' Review BWW Reviews: Pawn Shop Live! Offers A Look At TV's 'Pawn Stars'
by Ellen Sterling - February 02, 2014

In the last couple of years, many of us who live in Las Vegas have noticed that - along with Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon and The Strip - visitors have expressed a desire to visit Gold & Silver Pawn, the shop made famous on History Channel's highly rated (1.3 million viewers each week) Pawn Stars. The family that owns the shop - Rick Harrison and his father Richard (the 'old man'), his son Corey ('Big Hoss'), along with Corey's childhood friend Austin ('Chumlee') Russell - have become familiar to people across the country and, now, they even have their own stage show in Las Vegas. Pawn Shop Live! opened at the Golden Nugget. (more...)


BWW Reviews: David Copperfield's Grand Illusions Have A Grand Las Vegas Home Review BWW Reviews: David Copperfield's Grand Illusions Have A Grand Las Vegas Home
by Ellen Sterling - January 27, 2014

'Grand Illusionist' David Copperfield has become a Las Vegas staple, appearing in his home at the MGM Grand's Hollywood Theatre more than 40 weeks each year. Unlike venues in so many other cities, this one is relatively intimate, seating 740 or so people. The audience is thisclose to the stage so it is important that the performer - especially when the performer is a magician or illusionist - appear transparent. (more...)


A Visit To Shatner's World Is A Grand Trip Review A Visit To Shatner's World Is A Grand Trip
by Ellen Sterling - January 24, 2014

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BWW Reviews: Las Vegas Welcomes First Resident Show From China...and It's Most Welcome Review BWW Reviews: Las Vegas Welcomes First Resident Show From China...and It's Most Welcome
by Ellen Sterling - January 21, 2014

As an audience member, if you can suspend your disbelief, you'll have a wonderful time at Panda!, the new show at the Palazzo Theatre and the first on the Strip imported from China. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Rocktellz & Cocktails: Now It's A Meat Loaf Retrospective Review BWW Reviews: Rocktellz & Cocktails: Now It's A Meat Loaf Retrospective
by Ellen Sterling - October 14, 2013

It's Meat Loaf as you've never seen him before in a multi-media career retrospective that's loads of fun. (more...)


BWW Reviews: DOG EXPLOSION Marks Terrific Beginning to the NCT Season Review BWW Reviews: DOG EXPLOSION Marks Terrific Beginning to the NCT Season
by Ellen Sterling - October 08, 2013

It's kind of embarrassing to admit, but it wasn't until the end of last month - after living here for more than eight years - that I discovered the Nevada Conservatory Theatre at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). But, as the cliche goes, better late than never and, though belated, it was a lovely discovery. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Don Rickles & Robert Davi Bring A Taste Of Classic Vegas To Town Review BWW Reviews: Don Rickles & Robert Davi Bring A Taste Of Classic Vegas To Town
by Ellen Sterling - October 02, 2013

Classic, vintage Las Vegas entertainer Don Rickles brought back a taste of Golden Age Las Vegas when he asked Robert Davi to open for him. (more...)


BWW Reviews: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Arrives in the Mojave Review BWW Reviews: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Arrives in the Mojave
by Ellen Sterling - June 26, 2013

'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' has traveled from the Australian outback to the Mojave and will be in residence through August 18 at the Venetian Resort and Casino. The national touring company of the Broadway show is way more flamboyant than the source material in the 1994 movie. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Jim Caruso's CAST PARTY - A Joyous Celebration of Las Vegas Talent Review BWW Reviews: Jim Caruso's CAST PARTY - A Joyous Celebration of Las Vegas Talent
by Ellen Sterling - June 24, 2013

On June 19, the attraction in Cabaret Jazz was Jim Caruso's Cast Party, with Billy Stritch on the piano. It is not only a fun way to pass a few hours, but it is the perfect showcase for all the first-rate talent in Las Vegas. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE SCINTAS - Back At Home in Las Vegas Review BWW Reviews: THE SCINTAS - Back At Home in Las Vegas
by Ellen Sterling - May 24, 2013

The Scintas - a Las Vegas staple for the first decade of this century - have happily found a new home at The D in downtown Las Vegas. (more...)


BWW Reviews: LEGENDS At 30 Is Still Lots of Fun Review BWW Reviews: LEGENDS At 30 Is Still Lots of Fun
by Ellen Sterling - May 20, 2013

Celebrating 30 years, Legends In Concert is the second longest-running show in Las Vegas. Recently moved to a 4 p.m. slot Sunday through Friday, with 9:30 shows Sunday and Monday, Legends is now in the (appropriately legendary) Flamingo Showroom. (more...)


BWW Reviews: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT and, For A Few More Weeks, It's Yours To Enjoy In Las Vegas Review BWW Reviews: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT and, For A Few More Weeks, It's Yours To Enjoy In Las Vegas
by Ellen Sterling - March 18, 2013

America's Got Talent differs from other TV talent shows in that the contestants aren't all singers or dancers. Each individual does what he or she does best and, sometimes, the skills are, indeed, unique. (more...)


BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - A Whole Lotta Shakin' & Rock History Goin' On Review BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - A Whole Lotta Shakin' & Rock History Goin' On
by Ellen Sterling - February 20, 2013

A few weeks ago, after a sneak preview, I wrote that Million Dollar Quartet, 'based on its history and this 'sneak peek,' Million Dollar Quartet will be a major crowd-pleaser.' Well, it had its official opening at Harrahs in Las Vegas February 19 and, based on the performance and the crowd's reaction, it could run forever in Las Vegas. (more...)


BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES Sets a High Bar For Las Vegas Entertainment in 2013 Review BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES Sets a High Bar For Las Vegas Entertainment in 2013
by Ellen Sterling - January 11, 2013

At the very beginning of 2013, the entertainment bar in Las Vegas - generally a high one - has been set especially high with the opening of Rock of Ages at the Venetian. (more...)


BWW Reviews: 'The Phat Pack' Brings Las Vegas First-Rate Broadway Entertainment Review BWW Reviews: 'The Phat Pack' Brings Las Vegas First-Rate Broadway Entertainment
by Ellen Sterling - December 26, 2012

The debut of 'The Phat Pack' to Las Vegas this month signified a wonderful gift to the city. (more...)


BWW Reviews: ZARKANA - A Beautiful Addition to Las Vegas' Cirque Offerings Review BWW Reviews: ZARKANA - A Beautiful Addition to Las Vegas' Cirque Offerings
by Ellen Sterling - November 17, 2012

Cirque du Soleil is to Las Vegas as, say, the Tour d'Effil is to Paris. Cirque shows have helped define the city since December 25, 1993, when Mystere took up permanent residence at Treasure Island. Today, Cirque shows play to about 9,000 people each night here. The latest Cirque entry is Zarkana and it is, indeed, a welcome addition to the city. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Hail Caesars Entertainment! JERSEY BOYS, PEEPSHOW & More Bring Broadway's Best to Las Vegas Strip Review BWW Reviews: Hail Caesars Entertainment! JERSEY BOYS, PEEPSHOW & More Bring Broadway's Best to Las Vegas Strip
by David Green - October 19, 2012

Broadway is alive and well and living in Las Vegas. The influence of the Great White Way on the Las Vegas Strip is more evident than ever and the word of the day is "QUALITY!" For theatre goers visiting Las Vegas who have digested just about "one Cirque too many" - Caesars Entertainment offers the antidote, producing the finest theatrical experiences in town ranging from a first rate production of JERSEY BOYS to Jerry Mitchell's tantalizing PEEPSHOW to the always surprising PENN AND TELLER, and more. On a recent trip to Sin City I attended five of Caesar's great theatrical offerings and was treated to a feast for the senses at every turn. (more...)


BWW Reviews: John Stephan: A Welcome Newcomer Who Brings Roy Orbison Along Review BWW Reviews: John Stephan: A Welcome Newcomer Who Brings Roy Orbison Along
by Ellen Sterling - October 08, 2012

When circumstances prevent one from reviewing a show immediately after seeing it, the reviewer may scuttle the review with the thought that it's old news. That's especially true in a city like Las Vegas where there's so much entertainment that's in town for a matter of one to three days. That happened to me once and might have happened again. But this time, circumstances prevented a timely review of John Stephan and not writing about him at all would have been wrong. This guy is so good and gives the audience such a good show, he demands to be written about and, of course, seen whenever one can. (more...)


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