Circus News

Curtain Up: Cirque, Caesars, MGM and Others React to New Entertainment Restrictions

Many of the largest entertainment companies in Las Vegas are chiming in on the Gov. Steve Sisolak’s lifting of certain restrictions this week and the new rules that will allow shows to return to theaters soon.

Wynn Las Vegas, which permanently closed its 15-year-old production “Le Rêve” in August but could conceivably present concerts and comedy shows again at the 1,500-seat Encore Theater, released this statement: “The governor’s directive increasing the size of gatherings is a positive step for our city. We share in his enthusiasm to take a phased approach to ensure the long-term safety of Nevada, and are working on an in-depth plan to welcome back large groups in a safe and reliable fashion.”

Cirque du Soleil, which produces blockbuster stage shows at Treasure Island, Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand, the Mirage and Mandalay Bay, responded with this message from Senior Vice President Eric Grilly: “We are encouraged by the next phase of the governor’s reopening plan, which includes live entertainment. At this point, we are continuing to plan for our shows to return safely to our theaters and for capacity limits to increase to a point where it is financially viable to resume performances…”

Read the Full Article at Las Vegas Sun