America's Got Talent Live In Las Vegas Returns to The Palazzo Theatre By Popular Demand

Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:00pm EST

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Seven-week engagement to kick off on Feb 25 Starring Comedian Tom Cotter, Olate
Dogs and an All-Star Cast from the hit TV show
LAS VEGAS,  Feb. 14, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Following a successful
limited-engagement run, producers of  America's Got Talent Live In Las Vegas 
are proud to announce that the one-of-a-kind live show, featuring stars from
NBC's #1 hit television sensation, will return to The Palazzo Theatre for a
seven-week run beginning  Monday, Feb. 25.  


"We are very happy to announce the return of  America's Got Talent Live  to The
Palazzo Theatre," said  John Caparella, president and chief operating officer
for The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. "This show represents the quality
entertainment experience for which The Venetian and The Palazzo are famous."

The live show, produced by FremantleMedia Enterprises and Syco Entertainment,
and presented by AEG Live and The Palazzo Las Vegas, kicked off an eight-week
run just two weeks after  Olate Dogs  were declared season-seven winners of the 
one-million dollar  grand prize. They along with other fan favorites from the
season were whisked away to fabulous  Las Vegas, where competitors became
co-stars in the extraordinary 90-minute live stage production.  

The returning show will feature  Tom Cotter, the first comedian ever to reach
the finals of the hit show and season seven's "top human finalist." Cotter, who
has been busy making rounds on the national interview circuit, returns to  Las
Vegas  to host the production, which will star a diverse cast of season-seven
talent, past fan favorites and surprising guest appearances.

The all-star cast will also include:

Olate Dogs  - Led to first place by champion trainer  Richard Olate  and his son
Nicholas, the high-energy, magnificently coached four-legged posse will return
with new routines, added agility and some new furry friends.  

Lightwire Theater  - The spellbinding group of performers will bring their
electro-luminescent creations back to the stage, where new characters will
combine dance, puppetry and beauty to create unforgettable glow-in-the-dark

David Garibaldi  and His CMYK's  - Combining masterful painting and explosive
dance moves,  David Garibaldi  and his crew of performance artists create
stunning visual images before audiences' eyes to up-tempo beats that exhilarate
and excite.  

Jarrett & Raja  - Las Vegas Strip regulars Jarrett & Raja have entertained
audiences worldwide with their amazing and unique blend of magic, music and
comedy, and illuminating feats that dazzle the eye.  

Anna Graceman  - 13-year-old musician and singer/songwriter  Anna Graceman  blew
America away with her soulful and powerful rendition of "If I Ain't Got You" by 
Alicia Keys  when she auditioned for the sixth season of  America's Got Talent.
The budding performer has written more than 30 songs and released her eponymous
debut album in 2012.  

America's Got Talent Live In Las Vegas  will perform six shows per week at  7:30
p.m.  For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase
tickets ($45-125) visit any Venetian|Palazzo Box Office, or go online to or, or call 702.414.9000.

America's Got Talent  returned last summer with the hottest performers from
across the country competing in the blockbuster reality show's seventh season. 
Bringing the variety show format back to the forefront of American culture each
week, the show features a colorful array of hopeful future stars -- singers,
dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages.  While each contestant
has the chance to strut and perform in front of a panel of celebrity judges
including  Howard Stern,  Howie Mandel  and  Sharon Osbourne, the eventual
winner is chosen by the television viewing audience. Since launching in 2006, 
America's Got Talent  has been sold in 177 countries, with localized versions of
the hit being produced in more than 54 countries around the world.  

About Syco Entertainment

Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between  Simon Cowell  and Sony Music and
is one of the world's leading global music and television production companies
responsible for some of the most successful global entertainment franchises. 
Syco's television and music assets include "The X Factor" and "Got Talent," as
well as international superstar artists such as One Direction,  Leona Lewis, 
Susan Boyle, Il Divo,  Cher Lloyd,  Rebecca Ferguson  and Labrinth. The Got
Talent format is the world's top global entertainment format and is a ratings
hit in every corner of the world. America's Got Talent is the longest running
iteration of the show after seven hit seasons attracting peak audiences of over
12 million viewers. America's Got Talent currently airs in 177 countries. 
Britain's Got Talent, is the UK's number one entertainment show of the last
decade, along with its equivalents in  Australia,  France  and  Russia  with
recent adaptations of format launching in French-speaking  Belgium,  Vietnam, 
Peru,  Ecuador  and  New Zealand  where it was the highest rated
locally-produced entertainment launch for seven years. Further local versions of
Got Talent are on the way, with total sales of the blockbuster format reaching
54 territories to date. "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009 launched the global
singing career of  Susan Boyle. Her debut Syco album sold over 8 million units
in six weeks, making it the world's biggest-selling album of 2009 and the
fastest-selling album in history with 20 million records sold to date. The X
Factor format was also created by  Simon Cowell  and is owned by Syco.  Artists
launched through The X Factor series globally have sold over 100 million records
achieved over 110 number one, 270 top 10, and 501 top 50 releases. Local
versions of The X Factor format are now produced in more than 41 territories and
the U.S. version of the show airs in over 166 countries.

About FremantleMedia North America

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global
media giant FremantleMedia. Based in  Burbank, California, FMNA produces
entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online
platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon  American
Idol  (FOX),  The X Factor  (FOX),  America's Got Talent  (NBC),  Family Feud 
(syndicated),  The Price Is Right  (CBS),  Let's Make A Deal  (CBS),  Total
Blackout  (Syfy),  Final Offer  (Discovery),  The Pet Collective  (YouTube) and
the first scripted series  The Wedding Band  (TBS, premieres  November 2012).

About Fremantlemedia Enterprises & Fremantlemedia

FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment
brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group,  Europe's largest
television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 per cent owned by
Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's major media and entertainment companies.
FremantleMedia's worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world's
highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual
entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm
of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and
Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes
FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia,
Original Productions, and Ludia amongst others) has operations in
22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating over 9,200
hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over
300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world's most sought after
and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally produces such programmes
as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got
Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced
with Syco in the UK and the US), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right,
Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of  Los Angeles-based AEG, is
dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is
comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special
event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively
books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour
roster includes artists such as  Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi,
Usher,  Carrie Underwood, Daughtry,  Justin Bieber,  Leonard Cohen, Wisin &
Yandel,  Kenny Chesney, P!nk,  Enrique Iglesias  and  Paul McCartney.  The
company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars
Palace in  Las Vegas  including  Celine Dion,  Rod Stewart  and Shania Twain and
is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.
AEG's exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time,
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8
million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music
festivals in  North America  from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley
Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz
& Heritage Festival. 

About The Palazzo Las Vegas

With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and
entertainment, the  $1.9 billion, Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new
heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and  Canada  in Travel +
Leisure "World's Best Awards" for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond
and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a
flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature
more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands
making their  Las Vegas  debuts at The Palazzo including Chloe,  Tory Burch, 
Christian Louboutin,  Diane von Furstenberg, and  Van Cleef  & Arpels. The
all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a
Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot
Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a
variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino
by  Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other
unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the
world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and
restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo - an
exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level
of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and
unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail
reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play
with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease
and usability of just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister
resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the
InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit
The Palazzo website at, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas
and interact on Facebook at  

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Langdon Flynn Communications, Michelle St.Angelo, +1-702-889-2705,; or FremantleMedia Enterprises, Lainie Rosenthal,
Sunshine Sachs, +1-212-691-2800,; or The Palazzo Las
Vegas, Keith Salwoski, The Palazzo Public Relations, +1-702-414-4334,; or AEG Live, Kris Lingle Griffith, AEG Live
Las Vegas, +1-702-650-8408,; or Syco Entertainment,

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