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BWW Reviews: Magician Tommy Wind Takes the Vegas Strip by Storm
by Ellen Sterling - July 13, 2015

One thing there are a lot of in Las Vegas is magicians. Most who enjoy those shows have heard of David Copperfield and Penn & Teller, who headline at their eponymous theaters at the MGM Grand and rhe Rio, respectively. The newest magician to have his own show at this own theater is 25 year-old Tommy... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Hal Prince's Broadway: An Evening In Word and Song
by Ellen Sterling - May 28, 2015

First, a reviewer's confession: Hal Prince is one of my heroes. With him - through his shows - I've been able to travel the world and travel through history. There was ancient Rome (A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum), 1930's Germany (Cabaret) mid-20th century Argentina (Evita), the Amer... (more...)
by Ellen Sterling - January 14, 2015

Since the Smith Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors almost three years ago in March 2012, many Las Vegans have felt less culturally adrift. You see, the arrival of the Smith Center meant that, even off The Strip and outside hotel showrooms, there was world-class entertainment to be seen ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Travis Cloer: 'Christmas At My Place'
by Ellen Sterling - December 15, 2014

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BWW Reviews: Martin Kaye 'Should've Been A Doctor'
by Ellen Sterling - November 06, 2014

Saturday, November 1, should go down in the history of Las Vegas entertainment as the night Martin Kaye debuted his own show in the city. And it would be smart of some producer to sign him and find him his own regular showroom.... (more...)
by Ellen Sterling - October 27, 2014

Promotional material tells us that at the The Naked Magicians 'Magic + Strip Poker = The Naked Magicians.' But, unlike the show with the same title that has played elsewhere in the world, the cast does wear clothing most of the time (thus avoiding, one imagines, some awkward moments).... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Eric Jordan Young: SHAKIN'
by Ellen Sterling - October 27, 2014

As I've noted here before - and voters in the poll of Las Vegas showgoers have twice decreed when his was twice voted Best Performance By A Lead Actor In A Musical for Vegas! The Show - Eric Jordan Young is a super-talented man.... (more...)
PHOTO FLASH: Danny Gans Memorial Champions RUN FOR LIFE in Las Vegas Hosted by Donny Osmond
by Kathy Strain - October 23, 2014

Every year, the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation has a 5k and Champions Run for Life in Las Vegas. Donny Osmond is host the event which was held at Town Square.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: An Evening With Jerry Lewis
by Ellen Sterling - October 06, 2014

Jerry Lewis performed at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts Wednesday night and - for all good reasons - if you were there you'll never forget it.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Grand Laughs With Paul Scally
by Ellen Sterling - September 15, 2014

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BWW Reviews: KINKY BOOTS at The Smith Center
by Ellen Sterling - September 10, 2014

As a native New Yorker who was fortunate enough to go to Broadway shows since the age of five, I can now wholeheartedly and unreservedly say that Las Vegas is, indeed, the 'Entertainment Capital of the World.' And the reason for that is, in three simple words, 'The Smith Center. '... (more...)
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...)
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...)
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 belie... (more...)
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
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 wor... (more...)
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 ... (more...)
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'
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. T... (more...)
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... (more...)
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
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
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
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 ... (more...)
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...)


Mamma Mia! in Las VegasMamma Mia!
(Runs 5/8 - 12/31) CAST
Ragtime in Las VegasRagtime
(Runs 10/26 - 11/1)
Elf the Musical in Las VegasElf the Musical
(Runs 11/24 - 11/29)
The Bridges of Madison County in Las VegasThe Bridges of Madison County
(Runs 2/23 - 2/28)
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder in Las VegasA Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
(Runs 3/8 - 3/13)
Ragtime in Las VegasRagtime
(Runs 3/11 - 3/13)
Cabaret in Las VegasCabaret
(Runs 6/14 - 6/19)