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‘Absinthe’ is setting up for second, touring production

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Melody Sweets, Ross Mollison, The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets of “Absinthe” celebrates its third anniversary Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Caesars Palace.

Third Anniversary of ‘Absinthe’

The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets of “Absinthe” celebrates its third anniversary Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Caesars Palace. Launch slideshow »

“Absinthe” is going global.

The hit show at Caesars Palace’s Roman Plaza has announced a second production, setting up for an international tour, and will be holding auditions in Las Vegas, home of the original “Absinthe” at the company’s headquarters.

“Given the ever-growing demand for the production and its lauded reputation globally, we decided to engage in discussions with promoters in Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan about the ‘Absinthe’ tour,” Spiegelworld founder Ross Mollison said in a news release this morning. Further details about the production are to be revealed next month.

“Absinthe” premiered in the spring of 2011 at Caesars Palace and is in an open-end run in a permanent, tent-like venue on the plaza at Caesars’ east entrance. The show is in the process of shuffling its cast, as the addition of the popular tap-dance team Sean & John Scott takes hold with the twin performers’ premiere Thursday night.

Mollison promises to “again draw talent from every corner of the world to complete casting of the show.” The release lists the touring show “Empire” and also “Vegas Nocturne” as the two other Spiegelworld productions.

The latter production, which closed July 12 at the Cosmopolitan’s Rose. Rabbit. Lie., is said to be “on hiatus,” and Mollison this month issued a lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan over the closing of the show. No plans for its future have been specified.

Also upcoming under the “Absinthe” tent is a project titled “GazTV” starring the show’s host, The Gazillionaire, which is said to be an unscripted comedy/drama. The show has been many months in planning, and its premiere is tentatively set for Sept. 22. Details on “GazTV,” too, are expected in September.

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