LAS VEGAS, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a successful limited-engagement run, producers of America's Got Talent Live In Las Vegas are proud to announce that the one-of-a-kind live show, featuring stars from NBC's #1 hit television sensation, will return to The Palazzo Theatre for a seven-week run beginning Monday, Feb. 25.
"We are very happy to announce the return of America's Got Talent Live to The Palazzo Theatre," said John Caparella, president and chief operating officer for The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. "This show represents the quality entertainment experience for which The Venetian and The Palazzo are famous."
The live show, produced by FremantleMedia Enterprises and Syco Entertainment, and presented by AEG Live and The Palazzo Las Vegas, kicked off an eight-week run just two weeks after Olate Dogs were declared season-seven winners of the one-million dollar grand prize. They along with other fan favorites from the season were whisked away to fabulous Las Vegas, where competitors became co-stars in the extraordinary 90-minute live stage production.
The returning show will feature Tom Cotter, the first comedian ever to reach the finals of the hit show and season seven's "top human finalist." Cotter, who has been busy making rounds on the national interview circuit, returns to Las Vegas to host the production, which will star a diverse cast of season-seven talent, past fan favorites and surprising guest appearances.
The all-star cast will also include:
Olate Dogs – Led to first place by champion trainer Richard Olate and his son Nicholas, the high-energy, magnificently coached four-legged posse will return with new routines, added agility and some new furry friends.
Lightwire Theater – The spellbinding group of performers will bring their electro-luminescent creations back to the stage, where new characters will combine dance, puppetry and beauty to create unforgettable glow-in-the-dark performances.
David Garibaldi and His CMYK's – Combining masterful painting and explosive dance moves, David Garibaldi and his crew of performance artists create stunning visual images before audiences' eyes to up-tempo beats that exhilarate and excite.
Jarrett & Raja – Las Vegas Strip regulars Jarrett & Raja have entertained audiences worldwide with their amazing and unique blend of magic, music and comedy, and illuminating feats that dazzle the eye.
Anna Graceman – 13-year-old musician and singer/songwriter Anna Graceman blew America away with her soulful and powerful rendition of "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys when she auditioned for the sixth season of America's Got Talent. The budding performer has written more than 30 songs and released her eponymous debut album in 2012.
America's Got Talent Live In Las Vegas will perform six shows per week at 7:30 p.m. For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase tickets ($45-125) visit any Venetian|Palazzo Box Office, or go online to Venetian.com or Palazzo.com, or call 702.414.9000.
America's Got Talent returned last summer with the hottest performers from across the country competing in the blockbuster reality show's seventh season. Bringing the variety show format back to the forefront of American culture each week, the show features a colorful array of hopeful future stars -- singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages. While each contestant has the chance to strut and perform in front of a panel of celebrity judges including Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne, the eventual winner is chosen by the television viewing audience. Since launching in 2006, America's Got Talent has been sold in 177 countries, with localized versions of the hit being produced in more than 54 countries around the world.
About Syco Entertainment
Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music and is one of the world's leading global music and television production companies responsible for some of the most successful global entertainment franchises. Syco's television and music assets include "The X Factor" and "Got Talent," as well as international superstar artists such as One Direction, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson and Labrinth. The Got Talent format is the world's top global entertainment format and is a ratings hit in every corner of the world. America's Got Talent is the longest running iteration of the show after seven hit seasons attracting peak audiences of over 12 million viewers. America's Got Talent currently airs in 177 countries. Britain's Got Talent, is the UK's number one entertainment show of the last decade, along with its equivalents in Australia, France and Russia with recent adaptations of format launching in French-speaking Belgium, Vietnam, Peru, Ecuador and New Zealand where it was the highest rated locally-produced entertainment launch for seven years. Further local versions of Got Talent are on the way, with total sales of the blockbuster format reaching 54 territories to date. "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009 launched the global singing career of Susan Boyle. Her debut Syco album sold over 8 million units in six weeks, making it the world's biggest-selling album of 2009 and the fastest-selling album in history with 20 million records sold to date. The X Factor format was also created by Simon Cowell and is owned by Syco. Artists launched through The X Factor series globally have sold over 100 million records achieved over 110 number one, 270 top 10, and 501 top 50 releases. Local versions of The X Factor format are now produced in more than 41 territories and the U.S. version of the show airs in over 166 countries.
About FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon American Idol (FOX), The X Factor (FOX), America's Got Talent (NBC), Family Feud (syndicated), The Price Is Right (CBS), Let's Make A Deal (CBS), Total Blackout (Syfy), Final Offer (Discovery), The Pet Collective (YouTube) and the first scripted series The Wedding Band (TBS, premieres November 2012).
About Fremantlemedia Enterprises & Fremantlemedia
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 per cent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia's worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world's highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia, Original Productions, @radical.media and Ludia amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating over 9,200 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world's most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG's exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com
About The Palazzo Las Vegas
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo® feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloe, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, and Van Cleef & Arpels. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.
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