Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 3:02 p.m.
There were the usual disbelievers when I tipped the rumors two days ago that Wayne Newton, “Mr. Las Vegas,” was planning a return to the Las Vegas Strip. Now I can officially confirm that Caesars Entertainment has negotiated a new show for the legendary entertainer.
I’m reliably told that most of the show will be storytelling of Vintage Vegas days, but longtime Las Vegas resident Wayne also will sing two songs despite lingering throat problems from years gone by.
A top Caesars exec confirmed the negotiations for me Wednesday night that Wayne is returning to the Strip, and, although the venue still has yet to be decided, his new show in all probability will be at Bally’s.
That automatically raised my question if Wayne will be one of two new shows being considered for the former “Jubilee” showroom at Bally’s. Surprisingly, I was told that wasn’t the case, although the door was left open with “we’re still working to find the best venue for him.”
I also was told that we’ll know the new shows going into the “Jubilee” theater in the next two weeks.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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