Baz Luhrmann Musical Takes Residency at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (Exclusive)

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For the Record

’For The Record: BAZ’ will combine musical numbers from the famed director’s popular movies.

A new musical spectacular featuring Baz Luhrmann's greatest works will be joining Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey on the Vegas strip, as Cirque du Soleil Theatrical and For The Record have teamed up for a Mandalay Bay residency to present a unique tribute to the Oscar-nominated director, Vegas style.

For The Record: BAZ will blend moments from Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby and Romeo + Juliet, along with choreography by Emmy-nominated Spencer Liff (So You Think You Can Dance). The modern cabaret highlighting Luhrmann’s memorable films will be the newest addition to the Strip as an extension of LIGHT at Mandalay Bay — a nightclub that regularly features Cirque du Soleil performers.

 “When we discovered For The Record, we instantly knew that their vision of turning popular cinema into immersive entertainment would be a perfect match for Las Vegas,” said Scott Zeiger, president of Cirque du Soleil Theatrical. “We are excited about this unique partnership and thrilled to bring BAZ to LIGHT at Mandalay Bay in this uniquely staged residency.”

Rumer Willis and Evan Rachel Wood have participated in the rotating casts of For The Record shows, which blend music and cinema by showcasing the works of Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, John Hughes and Robert Zemeckis. The Luhrmann spectacular, created by Shane Scheel, Christopher Lloyd Bratten and Anderson Davis, will give audiences the feeling of being at a rock concert, musical and nightclub at the same time.

Check out footage from the original Los Angeles run of For The Record: BAZ below.

FTR: BAZ Official Trailer from FTR Live on Vimeo.

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