Gabe Ginsberg / Vegas Kool
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 | 8:10 a.m.
“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.
Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.