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Spiegelworld, the folks who produce Absinthe, have signed up to run the anchor entertainment for Rose.Rabbit.Lie which will be called Vegas Nocturne. Here's how Spieglworld's Ross Mollison describes it:
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The next Absinthe/Spiegelworld production, Empire, teased us with a Vegas one-night stand and has now run off to New York. Charming. We'd heard rumors of a longer set of previews, maybe near the Smith Center? But, no, in the Caesars Palace tent, a one-off, one-night, very partial-dress rehearsal of this all-new show. A momento mori, it appears, of nostalgia for a crumbling and decadent New York City that has been lost to the current more sanitized Big Apple.
We say appears. This was not the final version. And much of the context from elaborate costumes, signs and, well, a playbill, were not around. They'd been shipped ahead to New York. It was an occasionally ramshackle process. A bizarro entrance fiasco befell audience members that may have been a ploy to help us re-enact August heat on Manhattan's 14th Street subway platforms. To get us in an Empire state of mind? There were false cues and false starts. They were understandably not finished with the tweaks. It was a suitably tenacious and not yet totally ready for primetime show. They warned us that ahead of time. And it was still absolutely brilliant.
All the pictures here should NOT be considered approved previews of what you will ultimately see near Times Square. These scenes are missing lighting, costumes, etc, etc. But, by the time it reaches New York, if Empire improves just 10% on the show we saw, we should all be very jealous the East Coast has full possession of this production.
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Not content to wallow in his vast fortune and copious charm, Absinthe supremo, The Gazillionaire, has created a new show that's heading to New York City. Times Square! (-ish. It'll be on 45th St.)
Is this a sequel to Absinthe? A rival? A second show to see the world, then settle in Las Vegas? Too early to tell. But, a sneak preview was given by the team as part of First Friday, the monthly Downtown and Arts District fun fest. And what better place to preview one of the finest acrobatic acts in the world, than on a makeshift stage in a disused back alley?