Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Las Vegas Hilton shuts Manilow Water spigot

The Las Vegas Hilton has made official what we told you last week: Barry Manilow's five-year run at the resort will end on December 30th. Barry performed more than 300 shows, played to 450,000 people and raked in $70 million. Sez Ken Ciancimino, a Hilton executive veep: "Barry Manilow is an exceptional entertainer and we have been extremely fortunate to have had him as our resident headliner at the Las Vegas Hilton for the last five years. Although this current engagement is ending, our friendship with him endures and we will continue to explore possibilities for future endeavors together."

Health concerns notwithstanding, word is that skinny 66-year-old Barry and his water are headed to the Paris on the Strip, possibly opening on Valentine's Day.

(The remaining performances of "Ultimate Manilow: The Hits" at the Las Vegas Hilton are October 8-10, November 27-29 and December 28-30. Show times are 8 p.m. in the legendary Hilton Theater. Tickets at the Las Vegas Hilton box office, online at www.lvhilton.com, www.vegas.com, www.ticketmaster.com or at 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.)


Jody in LA.... said...

You scooped everyone...yet again. Good job!

Vegastoday said...

oh no! who is going to headline now.......