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'BAZ - Star Crossed Love' Premieres at The Palazzo Las Vegas

'BAZ - Star Crossed Love' Premieres at The Palazzo Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Promising a twist on the typical Las Vegas night, "BAZ - Star Crossed Love" debuts in the redesigned Palazzo Theatre on June 25. This new generation cabaret is a high-energy movie-music mash-up of the world's most iconic love stories, as imagined by famed film visionary, Baz Luhrmann. Inspired by Luhrmann's signature take on "Romeo + Juliet," "Moulin Rouge," "The Great Gatsby," and "Strictly Ballroom" this theatrical concert will feature soul-stirring and stunning performances from an ensemble cast and band.

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"The arrival of BAZ is the continuation of our commitment to develop new and distinct experiences for our guests," said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. "As the entertainment landscape in Las Vegas continues to evolve, productions like BAZ appeal to audiences who are looking for something unique. This is not a show staged within the confines of traditional theater."

The show, five years in the making, is the creation of For The Record, a genre bending theatrical company in Los Angeles with a vision of turning the soundtracks of iconic filmmakers into an immersive theatrical concert experience. The show, which has been staged in limited engagements to critical success throughout the country, has been reformulated for its grand debut at The Palazzo. This includes a venue designed around For The Record's unique format, a reimagined storyline to tie the show's production numbers together, and a new set list that includes a song from Luhrmann's upcoming Netflix original series "The Get Down," which premieres in August.

"BAZ - Star Crossed Love" will run Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Palazzo Theatre. Preview performances begin June 21 and opening night is scheduled for June 25. Tickets start at $59.50 and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, at, or by calling (702) 414-9000 or (866) 641-7469.

About BAZ - Star Crossed Love:
Set in a modern and intimate cabaret, "BAZ - Star Crossed Love" is a celebration; a mash-up of music and moments from the greatest love stories as imagined by famed film visionary Baz Luhrmann. Inspired by Baz's most romantic films Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby and Strictly Ballroom, the show will captivate with soul-stirring music and stunning performances from an ensemble cast of vocalists, actors and dancers. A twist on the Las Vegas night out inspired by a timeless belief in love, "BAZ - Star Crossed Love" will be an unforgettable experience.

Created by Shane Scheel, Anderson Davis, and Christopher Lloyd Bratten, FOR THE RECORD is a unique, genre-bending form of live entertainment turning the soundtracks of iconic filmmakers into thrilling immersive theatrical concert experiences. Anderson Davis serves as director, choreography by RJ Durell and Nick Florez (Katy Perry, Pink, Madonna), music direction by Jesse Vargas and musical arrangements by Christopher Lloyd Bratten. The Emmy Award winning design team features Travis Hagenbuch (lights) and Matthew Steinbrenner (scenic). Video design is by Perry Freeze and Chase Simonds and "BAZ - Star Crossed Love" is produced by Shane Scheel and Siobhan O'Neill for Ad Astra Live. The series has also celebrated the work of acclaimed directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, John Hughes, as well as The Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Garry and Penny Marshall, and Robert Zemeckis.

About The Palazzo Las Vegas:
For those seeking a luxurious escape, The Palazzo offers an alluring and elegant resort experience in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including Grand Canal Shoppes, LAVO Casino Club, Azure luxury pool and the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub.The resort, which is conveniently connected to The Venetian Las Vegas, features more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit, @palazzovegas and The Palazzo Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

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