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    Moonwalk, don’t run to Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Michael Jackson ONE’

    By Greg Thilmont
    February 7, 2020

    Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil is a wondrous celebration of the greatest musical superstar of all time. The unforgettable epic follows a group of rag-tag Heroes—Clumsy the slackliner, Shy the martial artist, Smarty Pants the juggler and Sneaky the manipulation specialist—as they’re pulled into an alternate dimension, where they have to fight against the malevolent Mephisto.

    A ghastly mashup of radios, microphones, cameras and TVs, Mephisto is a true media monster. Set to a surround-sound medley of smash hits, the quartet must outsmart sinister Tabloid Junkies, aggressive Paparazzi and creepy Ghouls as they search for magical, iconic talismans: Michael Jackson’s famous white glove, shiny penny loafers, stylish fedora and glinting sunglasses.

    ONE brings together more than five dozen talented dancers, acrobats and aerialists who cartwheel across the stage, bounce off trampolines and twirl on trapezes in a spellbinding cavalcade illuminated with glittering Swarovski crystals, glowing LED lights and scintillating pyrotechnics. There’s even a rocket ship. But will there be moonwalking, you ask? Count on it.

    Mandalay Bay, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Thurs.-Mon., starting at $69 plus tax and fee. 702.632.7580




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    Exclamation MJ ONE reduces the number of shows due to Coronavirus

    Coronavirus has affected everyone on the planet. While all Broadway shows in New York have been suspended until April 12, Las Vegas is also hit by the effect of the virus!

    Cirque du Soleil has reduced the number of shows on the strip. Fridays and Saturdays used to have 2 shows a night and have been reduced to only one a night. MJ ONE is part of the reduced schedule.

    with Flights from Europe banned by President Trump (except from the UK), the number of tourists and visitors will drop considerably in the next few days and while many countries have started to ban any gathering over 500 people, it seems just a question of time before all shows in Las Vegas to be cancelled. Many artists and residencies have already been postponed.

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    MJ ONE Now temporarily suspended:

    What are the measures taken by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group to respond to COVID-19 pandemic?

    Taking into consideration the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation for social distancing as well as the escalation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group announced the immediate temporary suspension of the following Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas:

    “O” at Bellagio
    KÀ at MGM Grand
    The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage
    Mystère at Treasure Island
    Zumanity at New York-New York
    Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay

    From the very beginning of the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the Group took rigorous measures to protect its work teams and the public. Our priority has always been and remains the health and safety of our artists, our partners and various employees, but also of our public.

    We will continue to monitor and assess the situation to determine when shows will resume

    Will customers be reimbursed?

    Yes, all customers who purchased tickets for a cancelled Cirque du Soleil show will be contacted by their point of sale to facilitate reimbursement.
    Customers may cancel show bookings for a full refund, for any reason, through May 31, 2020 or 24 hours before the show begins,whichever is earlier.

    If you have any questions, please write to lasvegas.customerservice@cirquedusoleil.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by NatureCriminal7896 View Post
    (except from the UK)
    UK flights now blocked.

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    I hope they find a cure for this virus soon. it's sad to see people dying and catching it. not only that but we can't go anywhere they closing stuff down too. not only that but stores have to keep on restocking everything everyday because of this.

    this really goes to show you what kind of world we are living in. hoping for a cure very soon.



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    Coronavirus: Cirque du Soleil lays off 95 per cent of its staff

    The Cirque du Soleil is shuttering virtually all of its operations, effective immediately, and is leaving thousands of employees and performers with no source of income.

    Midday Thursday, Cirque CEO Daniel Lamarre announced to staff that the company is laying off 95 per cent of its employees. The Cirque will lay off 4,679 employees, keeping just 259 staffers to maintain basic operations and continue tour planning and ticket sales for shows scheduled for later this year and in 2021. The Cirque will prepare for rehiring if and when productions are allowed to return to the stage.

    On Wednesday, influential American bond credit rating company Moody’s downgraded its rating of Cirque du Soleil, saying the outlook is negative. The Moody’s downgrade report states that the show closures will leave the company “with limited prospects for a tenable capital structure thereafter. Weak liquidity, soft show demand and challenging economic conditions will further pressure Cirque du Soleil’s operating flexibility and capacity for growth … once shows resume.“

    In an interview Thursday afternoon, Lamarre said he had no other choice given that the company has had to cancel all 44 of its shows around the world due to fears related to the COVID-19 crisis.

    “It happened within a week. … We were shut down by cities and countries around the world,” Lamarre said. “As we speak today, there is no revenue coming in for the company and I don’t know when it will come back, which is why we’re doing what we are doing. We have laid off most of our employees and we will keep just a small fraction of employees to be able, whenever the situation is stabilized, to come back in a short period of time.”

    Of the 1,543 employees who work at the head office in Montreal, 1,373 have been laid off. On Monday, Lamarre announced 2,600 staffers and performers around the world were being sent home. Of the 259 employees still at work, 170 are at the head office in Montreal, with another 89 still employed around the world, including 39 in Las Vegas and Orlando.

    A technician on one of the Cirque’s major touring Big Top shows, who wished to remain anonymous, said Thursday that staffers are left with no money because the company expanded too quickly in recent years.

    “Any surplus we would have had has gone to expanding the company,” the technician said. “So now we’re in this precarious situation. So Cirque can’t come out and say, ‘Hey, we’ll give you $500 a week.’ They spent all that money acquiring properties, acquiring companies that may or may not be making Cirque any money. All of this comes from upper management, and I can tell you that every one of us who works for Cirque thought they were overexpanding and that they’d been diluting the brand. It’s just so oversaturated. Then something like this happens and none of us have any income.”

    Lamarre said all of the laid-off employees will receive a paycheque this week, and that’s it. But the Cirque will also continue to pay both the employees’ and the employer’s portion of the health insurance for the time being.

    Lamarre rejected the argument that the company was overextended, that it was already in precarious financial shape before the COVID-19 crisis and that the brand was diluted. The Cirque’s latest Las Vegas show, R.U.N., was its biggest flop ever on the Strip, forced to shutter even before the COVID-19 closures, and there were major creative concerns about the upcoming Montreal Big Top show Under the Same Sky.

    “We were in a growing mode, and under normal circumstances my view is that probably in six months to a year from now we would have been worth more than (what the Cirque was worth when Guy Laliberté sold the company for $1.5 billion in 2015),” Lamarre said. “We were optimizing our portfolio of shows. We had a huge axis of development. … Nobody could predict what is happening now.”

    Lamarre believes the Cirque will survive and is hoping the provincial and federal governments can help.

    “I certainly hope (that the Cirque survives),” he said. “We are in communication with the government. I have been talking a lot with (Quebec Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon).

    “I’m working on two fronts. On one hand, I’m working with the government to make sure that I can have some support … and it’s coming from Investissement Québec. They’re the one that will help companies, so that’s one front. The other front is we have the Caisse de dépôt, which is a very important shareholder, and they’re also very supportive of how they can help us.”

    Fitzgibbon said Thursday that he believes things will turn around for the Cirque.

    “The Cirque made money before the crisis, and it will make money again once things restart,” he said. “Other countries have mentioned that they want to restart shows in July. We will help the Cirque du Soleil to make sure that liquidities post-layoffs are sufficient to survive this period.”

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    Cirque du Soleil, too, is putting tickets for its MGM Resorts shows back on sale May 11. That covers “O” at Bellagio, “Michael Jackson One” at Mandalay Bay, “Ka” at MGM Grand, “Love” at Mirage and “Zumanity” at New York-New York.

    The SPI Entertainment shows in play are Hans Klok, Thunder from Down Under and Australian Bee Gees at Excalibur. Shin Lim at Mirage will be taking ticket orders beginning May 14.

    But again, as a Cirque spokeswoman indicated Wednesday, the situation remains uncertain for all production shows.

    May 1 had been the original date for planned return for MGM Resorts productions. The time frame was moved back Tuesday after Gov. Steve Sisolak directed nonessential businesses to shut down for 30 days to help offset the coronavirus outbreak. At the moment, all ticketed shows and public performances in clubs, lounges and taverns in Las Vegas are dark.
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    Jackson estate gives to Broadway, Vegas needy amid outbreak
    By Associated Press - March 25th 2020,

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Michael Jackson estate is donating $300,000 to help entertainment industry workers on Broadway, the music business and in Las Vegas who have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.

    The estate announced Wednesday that it will give $100,000 apiece to Broadway Cares, the food bank Three Square in Nevada and MusiCares, because all three areas have been good to the estate and to Jackson.

    "This virus, this pandemic affects all of us obviously, so we wanted to start in our own communities," John Branca, the estate's co-executor, told The Associated Press. "This is personal for us."

    A Jackson-themed Broadway show, "MJ The Musical" is scheduled to start previews in July, though like the rest of Broadway it is currently on hold amid the coronavirus shutdown. No announcements have been made on postponing the show, and the estate and producers are taking a wait-and-see approach, Branca said.

    "Michael Jackson ONE," the long-running Jackson-based Cirque du Soleil show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, where Jackson lived late in his life, is also on hold indefinitely.

    "Las Vegas has been very good to Michael," Branca said.

    The estate's donation there will provide 300,000 meals to the needy, and help to maintain the supplies of the food bank Three Square, the estate said.

    In New York, the estate says it is donating to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS´ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, and will give the rest to MusiCares, the charitable branch of the Recording Academy that helps those in the music industry who are economically struggling.

    The estate says the donations are inspired by the constant charitable work of Jackson himself.

    "Michael was extremely generous both of his time and his money in his life, and it's in his music too," Branca said. "We look to Michael for leadership and inspiration. We´re doing what Michael would have been doing."

    For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

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