Rumors are rampant around Vegas show-business circles this morning that the giant alliance between Cirque du Soleil and Robert FX Sillerman to launch an Elvis Presley show in the new MGM City Center, currently under construction, has collapsed.
Luxe Life will attempt to obtain official Cirque clarification this morning, but staffers learned over the weekend that the two producing entities had allegedly agreed to part company. Before the rumored shakeup and split, plans called for Cirque to develop the Elvis show for the 2009 opening of the three hotel-towered mega-city on 70-acres of land between the Bellagio and the Monte Carlo hotels at center-Strip.
It has only been two weeks since public sales began on the residences at City Center. As of this weekend 1,500 reservations have been taken out of 2,700 total units. The sales staff has added 300 sales in just 14 days from the 1,200 that were snapped up opening weekend, indicating still strong demand for on-Strip condominium projects.
Cirque has been simultaneously developing a new magic show with 'Mindfreak' magician Criss Angel for the Luxor which Luxe Life will have all the latest details on Wednesday. Cirque director Gilles Ste-Croix confirmed the Elvis project to Luxe Life several months ago adding he also wanted to develop an ice-skating themed entertainment spectacular sometime in the future.
No Cirque Du Soleil?January 23, 2007 | Other Source:Elvis Information Network
elvis-finland wrote on January 24, 2007
What kind of Elvis show? Elvis on big screen?
Brian Quinn wrote on January 24, 2007
The CKX/Cirque Du Soleil Project is still on. The original rumour was false.
snyper wrote on January 25, 2007
I'm glad it's a false rumor. I have been very excited about this project after having seen "LOVE" the Beatles Cirque show. The most important thing though is the selection of the music used and the producer they get to work on the project. If any of you are Beatle fans, you MUST listen to the soundtrack CD just out. It is great! Giles Martin did a great job mixing and producing the music....the ELVIS project should hire him or someone like him to produce this show. Then it's a Definate Hit!!!!!