October 27, 2008
Flamingo Las Vegas and Donny & Marie Sign Two-Year Deal
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Flamingo Las Vegas announces that America's favorite brother-sister duo, Donny & Marie, will extend their contract as the resort's headliners for two years, through Oct. 2010. The show opened on Sept. 9, 2008 to a packed house and has since continued the momentum.
"Donny and Marie are true superstars with the most comprehensive show on the Strip, combining rock, country, Broadway, opera, comedy and an element of sexiness," said Don Marrandino, President of Flamingo Las Vegas. "Their show has been an amazing success, bringing an invigorated energy to the Flamingo, and we're thrilled to have them with us for two more years."
"Headlining in Las Vegas again after all the years in between is something Marie and I have wanted to do for some time now, and we are delighted to extend our run at the Flamingo just six weeks after opening," said Donny. "It's really great that our fans share our enthusiasm and have come out in droves to support the show."
"Las Vegas has become home to my family so it's wonderful to know that we will be at the Flamingo for the next couple of years," said Marie. "Donny and I have a blast on stage every night and look forward to continuing the fun with our audiences."
Presented by Danny Gans and Chip Lightman of GansLight Entertainment, Donny & Marie is an energetic, 90-minute variety show that incorporates singing, dancing, comedy and the stars' signature brother-sister banter. The intimate Flamingo showroom allows for plenty of audience interaction, so fans can get up close and personal with Donny and Marie. Eight highly skilled dancers and a talented nine-piece band complete the production that has dazzled audiences and earned rave reviews:
"They're installed for a six-month run at the Flamingo, but they could easily reign for four years -- and be reelected by a landslide for another term. The 90-minute show ... revives and revitalizes the idea of the classic performer-based Vegas revue." -- Las Vegas Sun "No surprise that both siblings are at the Flamingo Las Vegas looking just right, in strong voice and balancing their still-youthful presence with a subtle dusting of age and experience." -- Las Vegas Review-Journal "Donny and Marie appear determined to give the crowd their money's worth. And they make all of us feel as if we've been welcomed, as if all of us had scored front-row seats." -- Salt Lake Tribune
Nightly, 60 lucky fans have the chance to purchase VIP tickets which include prime seating and a post-show meet-and-greet with Donny & Marie.
Donny & Marie perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday. Ticket prices are $90, $104, $120 and $255 (plus tax and fees). Tickets are available at the Flamingo Box Office, by phone at (702) 733-3333 or (800) 221-7299 or by visiting http://www.flamingolasvegas.com/.
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