Sunday, May 02, 2010

Venetian Show News - Wayne Brady and Chazz Palminteri

After a hiatus from doing his improv show, Wayne Brady will be back at the Venetian with a more relaxed schedule. Brady had been taking time off from this show to film episodes of Let's Make a Deal.

When Wayne Brady isn't using his showroom, Chazz Palminteri might be. His one man show version of A Bronx Tale will be playing from now until May 9th, and again from October 7-18.

Robin Leach interviewed Chazz, and he had this to say about the show:

"I’m excited to bring my show back for all the people who missed it the first time here. I always enjoy visiting Las Vegas and feel right at home in The Venetian. I really felt strong that it would go over with Vegas audiences, but I never thought the reaction would be so fantastic. I’m ecstatic that it worked so well. I didn’t dare dream or think that way, but I am so pleased. It’s a great story like a Shakespearean play, and people can relate to the characters. It worked on Broadway. It worked in the 30 cities I took it on tour. I just never thought it would work as well as it has in Vegas -- and that’s incredible and amazing. It connects with everyone from 14 years of age up to 90 years of age, be they male or female. It works even more effectively because the audience is seeing me on the stage. There’s that presence -- it’s visceral. They can say, 'That is the guy. This is his story.' If we keep having this success with it, there will be several return engagements. If I can come here on and off for 12 weeks of the year, I couldn’t be happier. I’ve always liked Vegas. It’s now becoming my second home. I love the restaurants, the beach clubs and the night action. I’m fanatical about being healthy and staying healthy, but the play is a real physical workout each time, so there can’t be any double shows in one evening."

Personally I'm happy to see this show in Las Vegas. I have heard very good things about it. I might be in Vegas in October so I might have to go see it.

Source: Vegas Deluxe.