LAS VEGAS (August 20, 2018) – The Bronx Wanderers will be joined by two special guests this week as the group’s Vin A. will be taking a much-deserved vacation. In the nearly two years that The Bronx Wanderers have been performing at Bally’s Las Vegas seven days a week, Vin A. has not taken off a single day, except for when he opened for Bon Jovi at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, March 17.
It actually took two people to fill in for the very talented Vin A.! From Monday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Aug. 26, well-known musical director, arranger and composer Keith Thompson will fill in on the keyboard and background vocals, with Beau Cassidy as a featured vocalist.
“Because of the parallel of being a part of a musical family and legacy and his great talent, Beau was a natural! Having produced Beau’s dad, David Cassidy, and The Partridge Family, Vinny Adinolfi is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Beau. Vinny will also perform some of his own favorite tunes,” said Kathi Glist, one of the show’s producers.
About Keith Thompson
Creator and director of “The Cocktail Cabaret,” currently running at Cleopatra’s Barge in Caesars Palace, Keith Thompson’s professional credits include vocal director for the Nickelodeon comedy series, “Roundhouse,” musical director and conductor for the Las Vegas companies of “Jersey Boys,” “The Producers,” “Hairspray,” “We Will Rock You,” and musical coordinator for the most recent Las Vegas production of “Mamma Mia!” He conducted the first national tour of “Cabaret” starring Teri Hatcher, and supervised the music for the Australian production of “Cabaret.” Thompson won the 2000 Dora Award as musical director for “Cabaret” in Toronto. He also conducted the First National tour of “Mamma Mia!” as well as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” starring Donny Osmond. Other tours include the 25th anniversary tour of “HAIR,” “Peter Pan” with Cathy Rigby, “Jesus Christ Superstar” with Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson, and “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber,” an orchestra concert tour that featured Sarah Brightman. Thompson’s New York credits include “Les Miserables,” “When Pigs Fly,” “Sideshow,” “Three Men and a Horse,” Forbidden Broadway” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”
Voted best composer in Las Vegas by Vegas Seven, Thompson is founder and host of a popular monthly Composers Showcase at the Smith Center. He is the co-composer and musical arranger of the new comedy-musical, “IDAHO!” which won “Best of Fest” at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) with a full production at the Smith Center’s main stage in July of 2016. His original comedy/novelty song revue, “Kooky Tunes,” enjoyed a limited run at New York’s Laurie Beechman Theater in NYC and the cast recording is currently available on Amazon.com. “God Lives in Glass,” Thompson’s newest original show, premiered at NYU’s Provincetown Playhouse and was recently presented at the Smith Center to much popular and critical acclaim.
About Beau Cassidy
Beau Cassidy is a 26-year-old singer, songwriter, and actor from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. An alumni of Boston University, he got his start playing in the successful YouTube band “The Fates,” which garnered more than two million views over the course of the band’s yearlong lifespan. He proceeded to work with GRAMMY winning producer/songwriter Terry Britten, to which Britten described Cassidy as, “one of the most wonderful talents I’ve worked with.” The time that followed was where Cassidy truly came into his own. Writing under Skrillex-found label OWSLA Publishing, he penned two songs for Chinese Mega Pop Star Luhan, and sold over two million records both domestic and abroad. Currently, Cassidy is co-writing his very first musical entitled “Porn Awards” and is the lead singer/guitar player for his band The Rivalry with his two cousins of the same last name. Cassidy currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif. He is the son of teen idol and icon David Cassidy and is proud of his family’s lineage. His grandmother Shirley Jones still mentors him today and he is the grandson of the late Jack Cassidy.
About The Bronx Wanderers
Since opening on September 22, 2016, the most energetic show on the Las Vegas Strip has performed more than 360 shows for over 70,00 fans, and was voted the Bronze Winner of the “Best New Act/Show” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards 2017.
United by their passion for great music, The Bronx Wanderers are helmed to perfection by charismatic master entertainer Vinny, who is a former chart-topping record producer. He is joined on stage by his two sons – Vinny “The Kid,” a young Brian Wilson who sings, arranges and plays several different instruments, and drummer extraordinaire Nicky “Stix” – as well as a killer hand-picked backup band.
With superlative vocals and musicianship, dynamic enthusiasm and a genuine love of the music they perform, The Bronx Wanderers recreate the magic of the era and build an energetic bond with their audience. The show tells the stories and plays the music that will take you as close as you can get to having lived the actual experience. The Bronx Wanderers take the stage each night with new material, but they never leave out the favorites that their fans and audiences have come to love.
The Bronx Wanderers have toured the country over the past 12 years, playing pop/rock classics spanning six decades in front of sold-out audiences everywhere. The show covers all musical bases, and hits an out-of-the-park home run with audiences of all ages every night. This is more than just an amazingly talented family band. The Bronx Wanderers are a heart, a sound, a feeling and a harmony that goes right to the heart of the crowd, getting them singing along and up on their feet like no other show can do.
The Bronx Wanderers perform seven nights a week at 8 p.m. through September 9. Beginning September 10, performances are at 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $69.99, $79.99 and $99.99 for VIP seating which includes a front pass for a meet and greet with the cast. Pricing includes all additional fees. Locals can purchase premium seats for $34.50 (additional fees apply) when they mention the code BWLOCAL. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ballyslasvegas.com, by calling (702) 777-2782 and (855) 234-7469, or in person at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office. For groups of 10 or more call 1-866-574-3851 or email EntertainmentGroupSales@Caesars.com.