One man, one play, 18 characters. Both entertaining and poignant, Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale, a recounting of a Bronx boy torn between his hardworking bus-driver dad and the local mobster who befriends him, is a must-see during its intermittent Strip stops (most recently last March at Terry Fator’s theater at The Mirage). Refreshingly, it’s a straight drama, a rarity on both our neon boulevard and at The Smith Center, both of which favor musicals. Beyond expertly bringing a slew of characters to vivid life in a tour de force, Palminteri—who also wrote the piece that was made into a 1993 film co-starring himself and Robert De Niro—gives us a story that is funny and about something vital: values. No word on when the show will be back in town, but it has been returning every year.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.