16 Nov 2016
Las Vegas, United States
Las Vegas News Bureau
LAS VEGAS -- Live Nation and MGM Resorts International announced that multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Ricky Martin will begin his Las Vegas headlining residency at the new Park Theater at Monte Carlo on April 5, 2017. Martin appeared at the announcement on Nov. 16 at Monte Carlo with Live Nation Las Vegas President Kurt Melien and Rick Arpin, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts International.
Martin's one-of-a-kind show, promoted by Live Nation and MGM Resorts International, will be helmed by the legendary director Jamie King, who has directed over two dozen tours for superstars including Madonna, Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Rihanna and most recently wrote and directed the Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay. King previously directed Ricky Martin’s 2007 Black and White Tour and 1999 Livin’ La Vida Loca Tour. Martin’s repertoire includes his greatest and current hits and multiple costume changes.
Park Theater is the first step in the recently announced reimagination of Monte Carlo. The transformation, taking place over the next two years, will include two distinct hotel experiences – a Las Vegas version of the Sydell Group’s famed NoMad Hotel and the launch of a new luxury hotel named Park MGM. Each hotel will feature fully redesigned hotel guest rooms and innovative food and beverage offerings, highlighted by Eataly, a vibrant Italian marketplace with cafes, to-go counters and full-service restaurants interspersed with high-quality products from sustainable Italian and local producers.
Ricki Martin talks about why he came to Las Vegas for a residency; what his new show will be like; and how Vegas-y the show will be.
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