We were greeted by the two Steves, at a welcoming soiree for the cast and crew of Avenue Q, who were dropped off at the Wynn Hotel entrance by three rare Bentley limousines. The cast of characters, including Trekkie Monster and Lucy The Slut, welcomed us with a new song "Only in Vegas" – which included lyrics like "to the land where breasts are phony, comes a show that won a Tony"…. No innocent kiddie show folks, but a grown up version of "discovering the wonderful world of make believe".
with Steve Wynn puppetWynne was enchanted by the musical on Broadway, and constructed a 1,200 seat Broadway Theater to house them. It is his goal to create Broadway in Vegas, which incidentally seems to be happening. The Venetian is building a special theatre to present Phantom of the Opera, and currently you can catch Mama Mia at Mandalay Bay, We Will Rock You at the Paris, and even our pals, Renee Taylor (The Nanny) and hubby Joe Bologna are presenting their autobiographical show If You Ever Leave Me – I'm Going With You at the Plaza Showroom downtown.
Naturally the town is a buzz with scads of Circus type shows, like Ka and Mystere, and we caught up with the spectacular show Le Reve at the Wynn. Created by renowned director, Franco Dragone, you experience a remarkable intimate and personal theatre going experience, and view some of the most talented performers in the world.