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Las Vegas icon and philanthropist moves from the Hilton to Paris while promising something fresh and exciting.
Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow is making music and magic at Paris Las Vegas with a new resident show. On March 5, Manilow will throw open the doors to the Paris Théâtre at Paris Las Vegas with a stage show that he assures will be more intimate and exciting than ever.
Manilow will perform 78 shows each year for two years at Paris Las Vegas. Directed by renowned stage and film choreographer and director Jeffrey Hornaday (“Flashdance,” “A Chorus Line,” “High School Musical”), this new show will cast Manilow’s hits in a new light in the cozy and elegant 1,500-seat theater.
Including the songs that have made him a pop culture icon over the past 35 years, the show will bring the energy, sincerity, and melody of Manilow at his best. “The audience in Vegas is always energized and electric, so I know that Paris Las Vegas is going to be a special run,” Manilow says. “I’m planning something new for this performance; definitely not to be missed.”
With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary artist of all time, according to Radio & Records, with no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits to his credit between 1975 and 1983 on the Billboard Hot 100. Manilow has worked on more than 40 albums over the course of his career as a singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer.
He recently released “In the Swing of Christmas,” his third collection of holiday songs, and “The Greatest Love Songs of All Time,” his newest album released in January. Manilow has also paid tribute to the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s on respective records. “Barry Manilow is an icon to generations of adoring fans,” says John Meglen, co-CEO and president of AEG Live/Concerts West. “AEG Live is privileged to be working with him to bring this new and exciting musical production to the stage in Las Vegas.”
“At Paris Las Vegas, romance blends with excitement and energy, so it’s only fitting that Barry Manilow reignite our entertainment offerings,” says Marilyn Winn, president of Paris Las Vegas. “We invite all of our guests to spend a dynamic evening with Barry.”
Las Vegas middle school and high school music programs will benefit from Manilow’s new contract with Paris by sharing in the proceeds of the special weekly Platinum Experience Tickets.
Platinum Experience Tickets, which include a front-row seat, pre-show champagne reception, meet and greet and photo with Manilow, and an autographed show program, are available now (see Web sites and phone number provided).
Proceeds from Platinum Experience Tickets go directly to the Manilow Music Project, part of the performer’s nonprofit, The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope, and will put instruments into the hands of middle school and high school students in the Las Vegas Unified School District.
Standard ticket prices range from $95 to $250.
MANILOW IN LAS VEGAS
2005 — Opens “Manilow: Music & Passion” at Las Vegas Hilton
2008 — Changes show title to “ULTIMATE MANILOW: The Hits”
2010 — Opens show at Paris Las Vegas