The cast of Absinthe recently celebrated five years in the Spiegeltent. | Photo by Erik Kabik.

Absinthe to Move to the Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan will soon double-down on its “right amount of wrong” slogan, as it was announced today that the fabulously wicked production show Absinthe is destined for the resort’s Rose. Rabbit. Lie. ballroom.

First presented in New York City in 2006, the inventive variety show opened locally in the Spiegelworld tent outside Caesars Palace in 2011, and since has gone on to receive both critical praise and commercial success. Its final performance at Caesars will be October 21, with an opening at Cosmopolitan slated for late 2016.

“I was just getting ready to pack up my tent and move to Miami,” said Absinthe’s Gazillionaire. “But last night I was offered a deal I couldn’t pass up.”

Absinthe producer Spiegelworld will collaborate with the hotel to “re-imagine” the RRL space, which was initially home to the production company’s Vegas Nocturne production that closed in June 2014. That closure was followed by legal disputes between Spiegelworld and Cosmopolitan, which reportedly were settled in May 2015—and today’s announcement confirms the hatchet has been buried.

Absinthe is a truly unique experience and we look forward to collaborating with Spiegelworld on its new home here at the Cosmopolitan next door to Rose. Rabbit. Lie.,” said Cosmopolitan president and CEO Bill McBeath.

The RRL dining space will continue to operate as a modern supper club, featuring live entertainment throughout the ballroom’s reimagining.