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Cirque’s ‘One Night’ Show Headed for Network TV

Liberace brought Las Vegas into the living rooms of families across the country in the late-1970s with his CBS-TV specials from the Las Vegas Hilton. His “dancing waters” spectaculars helped reinforce the city’s reputation as a dazzling entertainment destination.

Generations have passed, and Cirque du Soleil has become the pace-setter among Las Vegas production shows. The company’s own “dancing waters” charity show, “One Night For One Drop” is being featured on the very network that once showcased Liberace.

“One Night For One Drop, Imagined by Cirque du Soliel” and sponsored by Colgate, airs at 8 p.m. March 16 in a one-hour special on CBS. The annual charity production show is being taped March 8 from O Theater at the Bellagio.

Colgate, a first-time sponsor of the charity production, is underwriting the national-TV appearance.

“This is big for Cirque, very big,” the company’s president, Jerry Nadal, said Monday afternoon. “We have never had a full performance on network TV. It’s only possible because we’ve got Colgate as a presenting sponsor, and they reached out to CBS with something that could be presented.”…

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