LAS VEGAS, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Bette Midler "The Showgirl Must Go On," created in partnership with AEG Live exclusively for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, premiered tonight to a sold-out crowd of VIPs and celebrities. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/LATH054 ) Flaunting plenty of girls and gags, "The Showgirl Must Go On" features an enchanting repertoire complete with some of Midler's favorite characters, from Delores Delago -- the wheelchair-bound mermaid -- to Soph, the oldest living showgirl in Las Vegas. Amongst the backdrop of a glittering Broadway-style theatre, Midler and her entourage of talented performers light up the stage in an energetic, comical, and visually stunning spectacle. "I've been hoarding feathers and fans and sequins and rhinestones for the last 50 years and, hey, I'm throwing 'em all on stage," said The Divine Miss M. "All of us at AEG Live are ecstatic about the debut of Bette's show," said John Meglen, Co-CEO and President of AEG Live/Concerts West. "The production showcases Bette at her absolute best and her fans are going to be blown away!" Each witty number in "The Showgirl Must Go On" is peppered with Midler's incomparable wit and brash sense of style. The Divine Miss M. is joined on stage by the Harlettes (Jordan Ballard, Kyra Dacosta and Kamilah Martin), a 13-piece band -- which includes a six-piece horn section from the Las Vegas band "The Fat City Horns" -- and 20 female dancers, who tackle the lively and energetic choreography created by the legendary Toni Basil (of "Mickey" fame). "Caesars audiences from all over the world will love this engaging new spectacle, which uniquely showcases Bette's inimitable talents on a grand scale," said Gary Selesner, president of Caesars Palace. "It takes a Colosseum to showcase Bette Midler's colossal talents." Tickets for "The Showgirl Must Go On" are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 1-877-7BETTEM (723-8836) or logging on to http://www.ticketmaster.com, keyword "Bette Midler". Tickets may also be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ticket prices are $95, $140, $175, and $250. Bette Midler performs approximately 100 shows a year at the 4,300-seat theatre. "The Showgirl Must Go On" hits the stage five nights per week at 7:30 p.m.; the show is dark on Mondays and Thursdays. Visit http://bette.aeglive.com for more information on Bette Midler "The Showgirl Must Go On" at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. For additional information on The Divine Miss M., please visit her website http://www.bettemidler.com. About AEG Live AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles based AEG is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring for a variety of programming and multi-media production. One of the largest concert promotion and touring companies in the world, AEG Live is comprised of special event, broadcast and exhibition divisions, and operates and owns numerous state of the art venues nationwide. Recent AEG Live tours and productions include Celine Dion A New Day ... , which just ended a landmark five year run at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," an international tour of the artifacts of King Tut. Recent and current promoted concert tours include Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Prince, Bon Jovi, Usher, Nickelback, Kenny Chesney, Rod Stewart, and Paul McCartney. AEG Live also co-produces the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Goldenvoice, the company's southern California-based regional promotion division, created and operates the award winning annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. About Caesars Palace Caesars Palace is the world's best known resort-casino, celebrating the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome, in an 85-acre destination location that sets the standard for entertainment, dining and luxury. Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace ranks among the world's top luxury resorts known for their originality and beauty and features 3,348 hotel guest rooms and suites, 25 unique restaurants and cafes, 4.5-acre Garden of the Gods pools and gardens, 50,000 square foot Qua Baths & Spa and 240,000 square feet of premium meeting and convention space. The 4,100-seat Colosseum sits just steps from celebrity chef restaurants and the acclaimed Forum Shops at Caesars and spotlights world class entertainers such as Bette Midler, Elton John, Jerry Seinfeld and starting in May 2008, Cher. Journalists can access media materials and request high-resolution image downloads at http://media.harrahs.com.
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