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NYC's Wildest Night Out Comes to the Las Vegas Stage!

Mad Apple is a delicious Cirque du Soleil cocktail of high-flying acrobatics, music, dance, comedy, and magic celebrating the city that never sleeps.

Featuring comedian Brad Williams, freestyle rapper Chris Turner and vocalist Xharlie Black amongst the incredibly talented cast of 39 people, Mad Apple is a nonstop New York thrill ride from the moment guests enter the theater. From pre-show magic and boozy libations at the stunning stage bar, to the band playing hits inspired by NYC's most famous musicians and composers, Mad Apple will blur the lines between circus, live entertainment and New York nightlife culture.

"Mad Apple [delivers] a night of joy and entertainment with the thrilling backdrop of New York City," said Simon Painter, Mad Apple concept co-creator and executive producer. "We've taken inspiration from the city's rich musical history, legendary comedy scene and unrivaled nightlife, and combined it with the wow factor of Cirque du Soleil to create an experience that will feel like a giant party from start to finish." Mad Apple is the first Cirque du Soleil production in creative collaboration with Painter and Neil Dorward, the show's co-creator and director. Painter was the creator behind several celebrated productions including The Illusionists; his company The Works was purchased by Cirque in February 2019.

Featuring six brash acts and a dynamic makeup of musicians, dancers, comedians, magicians, and circus performers, Mad Apple rewrites the script on Las Vegas entertainment. Each act is like a snapshot from a different nocturnal side of New York, brought to life by underground stars, high-flying acrobats, street performers, up-and-coming entertainers, and the biggest musical hits to come out of the City.

Step into the crowds, up to the bar, and out into the New York night of your life with Mad Apple.

Premiere: May 12, 2022 (Previews)
May 26, 2022 (Gala)
Type: Resident / Theater
Location: NY-NY, Las Vegas

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