BRAND NEW MUSICAL ABOUT POP CULTURE ICON MARILYN MONROE SET TO HIT THE LAS VEGAS STRIP MAY 23, 2018
LAS VEGAS (April 3, 2018) – One of Hollywood’s most iconic stars is coming to the Las Vegas Strip in Marilyn! The New Musical, an original musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. The show will opening at Paris Las Vegas with preview performances beginning May 23 and a grand opening June 1, just in time for Marilyn’s birthday. Written, directed and produced by Tegan Summer, CEO of Prospect House Entertainment, in partnership with Authentic Brands Group, owner of the Estate of Marilyn Monroe, the new musical will feature acclaimed Broadway actress Ruby Lewis as the resident Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn! The New Musical features 20 original musical numbers as well as classics like “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” and “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” telling the story of one of the world’s most famous women, from her days as Norma Jeane overcoming a difficult childhood, to her meteoric rise to stardom and becoming one of the biggest and most enduring sex symbols of all time.
“Marilyn Monroe is a true American icon and there is no better way to bring her story to the stage than through a unique American art form: the musical,” said Summer. “Marilyn has always been an inspiration to me because she is the ultimate story of the human condition, and I have always been fascinated by the dichotomy between Norma Jeane and Marilyn. The story will pull at the heart, touching anyone who is reaching for something greater than themselves and to persevere no matter what the obstacles.”
“Marilyn continues to inspire today’s performers, influencers and fans regardless of gender or age,” said Marc Rosen, SVP Entertainment, Authentic Brands Group, owner of the Estate of Marilyn Monroe. “Tegan and his team have created a dynamic show that audiences are going to love. We’re so excited to tell this story and look forward to Marilyn! becoming a staple on the Las Vegas Strip for years to come.”
“The Paris Theater has a great legacy of hosting some of the most successful musicals in Las Vegas history,” said Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment at Caesars Entertainment. “We are proud to be a co-producer of Marilyn!, a highly-anticipated musical with top talent and celebrity status, and a significant addition to our impressive lineup at Caesars Entertainment.”
The Marilyn! cast includes the best talent that Broadway, Los Angeles and Las Vegas have to offer including: Brittney Bertier as Norma Jeane, Frank Lawson as Charlie, Marilyn’s trusted driver, Travis Cloer as Milton Greene, Chris Fore as Bill Pursel, Randal Keith as Darryl F. Zanuck, Christopher Showerman as Joe DiMaggio, Matthew Tyler as Arthur Miller, Lindsay Roginski as Jane Russell, Una Eggerts as Jayne Mansfield, and Chanel Edwards-Frederick as Ella Fitzgerald. Kelley Jakle will serve as the swing for Marilyn Monroe. In addition, the show anticipates a rotating cast of celebrity guest performersin the lead and supporting roles.
Representing the essence of the era of Marilyn Monroe with a modern twist, the set will feature dynamic, cutting-edge, contemporary design that retains all of the beauty and nostalgic elements of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Additional production credits include music and additional lyrics by Gregory Nabours, choreography by Ferly Prado, set design by Matt Steinbrenner and casting by Michael Donovan. Rick S. Weiner, principle of RTM Entertainment, LLC and co-manager of Red Lips, LLC serves as the executive producer of the musical.
Marilyn! The New Musical will perform Tuesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at $49, plus applicable taxes and fees, and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com/Marilyn starting Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. PST. An exclusive presale for Total Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, will be available from Wednesday, April 4 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, April 5 at 10 p.m. PST.
About Marilyn Monroe™
Marilyn Monroe is considered one of the most influential pop culture icons of the twentieth century. She is famed for her career as an actress, model, and singer and as the most glamorous Hollywood celebrity to ever live. Marilyn Monroe’s unique blend of beauty, talent, and humor continues to inspire today’s artists, musicians, designers and influencers. For more information about Marilyn Monroe visit MarilynMonroe.com. Follow @MarilynMonroe on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat.
About Authentic Brands Group
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is a brand development, marketing and entertainment company, which owns a global portfolio of lifestyle, celebrity and entertainment brands. Headquartered in New York City, ABG manages, elevates, and builds the long-term value of more than 30 consumer brands by partnering with best-in-class manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. Our brands span a global retail footprint of more than 2,300 doors across luxury, specialty, department stores, shop-in-shops, ecommerce, mid-tier, and mass channels.
ABG is committed to transforming brands by delivering compelling product, content, business, and immersive brand experiences. We create and activate original marketing strategies to drive the success of our brands across all consumer touchpoints, platforms, and emerging media. ABG’s global portfolio of iconic and world-renowned brands includes Marilyn Monroe®, Elvis Presley®, Muhammad Ali®, Shaquille O’Neal®, Dr. J®, Greg Norman®, Neil Lane®, Thalia®, Michael Jackson® (managed brand), Aéropostale®, Juicy Couture®, Jones New York®, Herve Leger®, Judith Leiber®, Frederick’s of Hollywood®, Frye®, Adrienne Vittadini®, Taryn Rose®, Misook®, Hickey Freeman®, Hart Schaffner Marx®, Spyder®, Tretorn®, Tapout®, Prince®, Airwalk®, Vision Street Wear®, Above The Rim®, and Hind®. abg-nyc.com
About Prospect House Entertainment
Helmed by CEO Tegan Summer, Prospect House Entertainment specializes in Equity stage musicals and feature films. Based in Las Vegas, the company’s goal is to produce projects of distinction and innovation that maintain integrity and excellence. The team at Prospect House Entertainment strives for originality, seeking out true and untold stories of social relevance from around the globe to bring to the stage and screen.
About Paris Las Vegas
Paris Las Vegas brings the passion and sophistication of the City of Light to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, transporting guests to Europe’s most romantic city. Distinctive for its dramatic 46-story replica Eiffel Tower and authentic architectural reproductions, Paris Las Vegas features more than 2,900 hotel rooms and suites. Additionally, the resort offers an 85,000 square-foot casino; the two-acre Soleil Pool; Las Vegas’ first rooftop bar and grill, BEER PARK, spanning 10,000 square feet; Paris Spa by Mandara; two wedding chapels; unique French retail shopping located along the resort’s Le Boulevard District and the opulent nightlife venue Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop. Eleven restaurants include a distinctive array of fine cuisine such as Chef Joho’s acclaimed Eiffel Tower Restaurant, French-bistro Mon Ami Gabi, Steve Martorano’s signature Italian-American dishes at Martorano’s and internationally-renowned Gordon Ramsay Steak. Performing in the 1,400-seat Paris Theater is INFERNO, a fire spectacular featuring a dazzling display of pyrotechnics, fire stunts and illusions; and Marilyn! The New Musical featuring original musical based on the life of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. For more information, please visit parislasvegas.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Paris Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.