Spiegelworld and Caesars plan three new shows in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and New Orleans
Caesars Entertainment and Spiegelworld today announced a monumental new step in the two companies’ successful entertainment partnership in Las Vegas, which began with the opening of Absinthe at Caesars Palace over 10 years ago. A collaborative expansion will aim to create three new production shows in the coming years at Linq Hotel in Las Vegas in 2022, Caesars Atlantic City in 2023 and Caesars New Orleans in 2024.
“We have had an incredible relationship for over a decade here at Caesars Palace, and the hit show from Spiegelworld Absinthe performed in front of over 2.5 million fans, sold out night after night, which is such a special achievement, ”said Anthony Carano, President and COO of Caesars Entertainment. “This is why we are very happy to announce today this brand new partnership which is building three new productions across the country. “
The announcement rightly took place at Beijing Noodle No. 9, the Chinese restaurant at Caesars Palace where Carano met Spiegelworld impresario Ross Mollison during the game director’s first week of work. grandson of Don Carano, founder of Eldorado Resorts, who completed the acquisition and merger of Caesars Entertainment last summer.
“I was sitting at my home in Brooklyn with three gigs closed in Vegas when [Caesars Palace President] Gary Selesner called me up and said, ‘Hey, I want you to come over to lunch with the guys who just bought Caesars Entertainment.’ It wasn’t a call I expected, ”Mollison said. “But we sat in the corner at this table, and Anthony described his dream of expanding our great relationship to New Orleans and Atlantic City.”
The project represents an investment of nearly $ 75 million by Caesars to add the new Spiegelworld entertainment, food and beverage experiences to the three resorts. Caesars Atlantic City opened in 1979, and the renovation of the company’s $ 170 million property was unveiled this summer. Spiegelworld plans to resurrect the historic Warner Theater there to create a new theater space for an original production. In New Orleans, the Harrah’s casino complex is renamed Caesars New Orleans as part of a $ 325 million project to be completed in 2024.
“New Orleans is a great place for Spiegelworld for a permanent show, and we’re going to be building a whole new theater where we can integrate food and drink in a way we’re doing more and more in Vegas right now,” Mollison said, referring to the recent reopening of his Opium show at the Cosmopolitan and its new adjoining Superfrico restaurant. “It’s also important to say that we want to go to town and create something new for New Orleans, using the same approach we used in Vegas to create something super exciting for the local market,” something that people there will want to take with their friends. and family when they come to visit us.
Shows in these cities will be new concepts still in development. The New Las Vegas Show at Linq, just across Las Vegas Boulevard from Absinthein front of Caesars Palace, will be Disco Show, the longtime musical spectacle Spiegelworld, formerly known as We are here. Disco icon Nile Rodgers was part of the music creation team for Disco Show, which was presented in New York before the pandemic.
“I knew this show could be a success when Gary [Selesner] was here [at the showcase] and he said, “I don’t dance,” but at the end of the show he was dancing, ”Mollison said.
In addition to Absinthe and Opium in Las Vegas, Spiegelworld also presents Atomic salon of the living room at the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian, which opened in 2019 and took over a long-hidden spot on the Strip. Mollison and his team will do it again with Disco Show, which will operate in the Linq space which once housed the famous sports betting house of the Imperial Palace.
“We are going to build a theater like no one has seen before: five walls of LEDs [screens] including the whole floor and it will be the most amazing experience, ”said Mollison. “It will be accessible from the Strip and from the Linq Hotel, and we’ll be recreating that space for a whole new entertainment destination. “
Disco Show is slated to open in Las Vegas in time for New Years Eve from 2022 to 2023.