$75M deal with Spiegelworld

Caesars to create permanent live theater projects at Vegas, Atlantic City, New Orleans casinos

Promotional picture of DiscoShow at The LINQ Hotel + Experience in Las Vegas.
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Caesars signed the millionaire live entertainment deal with Spiegelworld, the company which already runs the Absinthe show at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The extended partnership will see the creation of all-new, permanent shows in the three states starting Q4 2022.

Caesars Entertainment and Spiegelworld have signed a millionaire live entertainment deal to create three, all-new, permanent shows in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and New Orleans, announced both parties on Thursday.

Caesars inked the deal, which it describes as “monumental”, with the Las Vegas-based entertainment company with the intention to open a new, permanent production in the fourth quarter of 2022: DiscoShow at The LINQ Hotel + Experience in Las Vegas

The companies’ expanded relationship will further see the development of a brand-new theater and resident show at Caesars Atlantic City, opening in the first quarter of 2023, and a third new theater and show are planned for Caesars New Orleans in 2024. Collectively, the investments amount to nearly $75 million.

The project was born in the middle of the pandemic, following a meeting between Anthony Carano, President and Chief Operating Officer of Caesars Entertainment, and Ross Mollison, Impresario Extraordinaire of Spiegelworld and producer of the long-running show Absinthe at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

“We are delighted to add Spiegelworld's eye for creative experiences to our plans,” said Carano. “Spiegelworld's proven record of long-term success with Absinthe at Caesars Palace Las Vegas makes them the perfect partner as we bring to life new concepts in Atlantic City, transform Harrah's to Caesars in New Orleans and augment our entertainment portfolio in Las Vegas."

Following three years of development, DiscoShow will find its Las Vegas home at the new Spiegelworld Glitterloft, to be built on The Strip at The LINQ Hotel + Experience, opening in late 2022.

Set inside a transformative space, the live show will invite the audience to step inside the action “with the characters who were there at the birth of disco”, into their lives, streets and the club. The creative team includes director Steven Hoggett (Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (Movement, West End/Broadway).

In Atlantic City, Spiegelworld will resurrect the Warner Theatre, incorporating its heritage 1929 façade, located on the center of the boardwalk at Caesars Atlantic City. Spiegelworld’s arrival in Atlantic City “will help to reaffirm the city’s reputation” as an entertainment destination, says a press release. As part of Caesars’ $400 million commitment to its Atlantic City resorts, the Spiegelworld Theatre is expected to open in early 2023.

Rendering of new theater of Caesars in Atlantic City at the former Warner Theater.

Finally, a brand-new show for Caesars New Orleans will “further push the boundaries of adult circus-comedy entertainment,” building on Spiegelworld’s creative evolution that began with Absinthe. It is set to open as part of the property’s $325 million renovation in 2024.

“It takes vision to be talking to a rambunctious circus company about expanding the entertainment offerings at your resorts around the country, while simultaneously developing gaming, sports and headliner acts,” said Mollison. “I raise a glass to Caesars Entertainment's senior leadership for their incredible energy and commitment.”

Ross Mollison further adds that the three new, custom-built venues and productions will also aim at creating “emotion, energy and unforgettable personal memories” as Absinthe does, while signaling “the future of live entertainment as imagined by Spiegelworld.”

“What drives us is combining genre-defying live entertainment, integrated dining, outstanding beverage programs and specially commissioned art to create an intimate, immersive, surprising total night out which is unique to each city,” explained Mollison. “We want to create shows with Las Vegas, Atlantic City and New Orleans that will first and foremost excite locals and be something they are proud to show off to visitors."

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