By H. Wadowski
Whether you’re looking for laughter, music or dance, Las Vegas is proud to present several new shows boasting their fair share of big boys who aren’t afraid to bring their best, night after night.
“BACKSTREET BOYS: LARGER THAN LIFE”
Backstreet’s back—and they’re at The AXIS inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino! The latest pop act to perform an exclusive residency at the venue, the best-selling boy band of all time debuted their one-of-a-kind, cutting-edge show on March 1. Created exclusively for Las Vegas, the over-the-top production celebrates some of the group’s biggest hits—songs like “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” “I Want It That Way” and “Larger than Life”—in an intimate setting that allows fans to get up close to one of their favorite groups. The show runs Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, April 12-28 at 9 p.m., with select dates also on sale in June and July. backstreetboys.com
“MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS”
Inspired by the popular Warner Bros.’ movie franchise of the same name, this all-male revue begins preview performances inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on March 30, much to the delight of women everywhere. Conceived and co-directed by Magic Mike star Channing Tatum, the 360-degree striptease spectacular will recreate the mythic Club Domina with 13 of the hottest and most talented male dancers in the country performing in front of, behind, above and all around the audience. Featuring sexy themed dance routines punctuated by one-of-a-kind acts from a wildly diverse cast of performers, the show is sure to be at the top of every girl’s to-do list when planning a ladies’ night in Sin City! Performances run Wednesday through Sunday at 7:30 and 10 p.m. magicmikelivelasvegas.com
“RALPHIE MAY: NO APOLOGIES”
After touring through Las Vegas for years, one of America’s favorite comedians, Ralphie May, kicked off his first-ever residency on the Strip this past January at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The raw, edgy and uncensored late-night comedy show features the no-nonsense “Last Comic Standing” star at his finest as he reveals the hilarious quirks that infiltrate politics, race and even his own family—with no subject off limits! The show runs Thursday through Saturday, March 30-April 8 at 10 p.m., with additional performances scheduled throughout the year. ralphiemayvegas.com
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