CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK® CELEBRATES 100 SHOWS AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO, JULY 12
Last night (Friday, July 12), Criss Angel and his cast and crew commemorated the 100th performance of Criss Angel MINDFREAK® at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. After the show’s finale, which is hailed as the greatest illusion of all time by his peers, the superstar magician was surprised on stage with a MINDFREAK-themed cake presented by his proud partners at Caesars Entertainment and BASE Entertainment. During the celebratory moment, the packed house was on their feet to applaud the MINDFREAK team’s milestone and Criss made a few remarks expressing his gratitude and thanking his fans for their overwhelming support.
Criss Angel MINDFREAK, which opened last December, marks Criss’ triumphant return to Planet Hollywood where he filmed the first two seasons of his acclaimed television series MINDFREAK. Featuring cutting-edge innovation, fully immersive technology, and revolutionary illusions, the groundbreaking production provides an entertainment experience like no other in the world.
The Criss Angel MINDFREAK residency performs in the Criss Angel Theater, Wednesday – Sunday at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, please visit CrissAngel.com, Ticketmaster.com/crissangel, the Criss Angel Theater box office or by calling (855) 234-7469. Criss Angel MINDFREAK was created, directed, and produced by Criss Angel for APWI and is presented by Caesars Entertainment and BASE Entertainment.
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About Criss Angel
For more than a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet. From his role as star, creator, executive producer and director of Criss Angel MINDFREAK on A&E, to countless critically acclaimed television specials, best-selling books, top-grossing retail products, sold-out touring shows and more, Criss is the most influential and imitated magician of the modern era.
His acclaimed series MINDFREAK on A&E is the most successful magic show in television history, resulting in more hours of magic during prime time than any magic show ever. His decade-long live show residency at Luxor Las Vegas was hailed as the “#1 Best-selling Magic Show in Las Vegas” (Extra) and generated $150 million in revenue in 2010 as reported by Newsweek (more than any other magician ever).
Angel is also the most watched magician in television and internet history, a YouTube sensation. His “Walk on Water” clip has generated over 60 million views alone, and all of his clips combined have generated more than 500 million views. Criss has the largest social media following of any illusionist, with almost 7 million followers.
In 2017, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Criss with the 2,615th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was dedicated at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard next to the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and across the street from the star of Houdini.
Criss has been named “Magician of the Year” an unprecedented six times, was the youngest magician inducted into the International Magicians Society Hall of Fame, was named the first recipient of “Magician of the Decade,” as well as “Magician of the Century” and “Innovator of the Decade.” Most recently, Angel was given the highest honor in the magical arts – the Lifetime Achievement Award from the largest and most prestigious magic organization in the world (the nearly one hundred-year-old International Brotherhood of Magicians). It has only been given five times in the IBM’s history, and Criss is the youngest artist ever to receive it and the only magician performing today that has been presented with this award. Angel is also the recipient of the “The Greatest of All Time” award, presented by VANISH Magazine (the world’s largest magic publication).
For more information, visit CrissAngel.com or follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @CrissAngel.
About BASE Entertainment
BASE Entertainment develops, creates, and manages live entertainment productions and venues in North America and worldwide from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Houston. In addition to Criss Angel MINDFREAK, BASE currently produces Magic Mike Live Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Past productions in Las Vegas include Absinthe, Rock of Ages, Million Dollar Quartet, Jersey Boys, Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular, Peepshow, Wayne Brady and Stomp Out loud, among others. BASE Hologram, a new division of BASE Entertainment, combines holographic film and AR technology with live performers and other production stagecraft to deliver worldwide touring concerts and theatrical events. The company’s roster includes “Callas in Concert,” “Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock’n’Roll Dream Tour,” and the upcoming “An Evening With Whitney” – The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour. BASE Entertainment’s founders and partners include industry veterans Brian Becker and Scott Zeiger and Beverly Hills-based private equity firm Clarity Partners. For more information please visit BASEentertainment.com.
About Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip, with 2,500 beautifully redesigned guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town, along with endless options of unparalleled shopping, distinguished dining, popular entertainment and a bustling nightlife. A bright, bold addition to the resort’s portfolio, the new Ultra Hip Rooms feature contemporary elegance and luxury bedding. Known as the place to play for its roster of A-list celebrity guests, Planet Hollywood’s 231 newly restyled suites feature stunning views of the glittering skyline and daring décor elements such as suspended sofas, lounge-style living spaces and oversized modern artwork. The resort encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, impressive restaurants including Gordon Ramsay Burger, KOI, Strip House, and the award-winning Spice Market Buffet, an intimate wedding chapel and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The resort also features The Scene Pool Deck with the Strip’s first and only stand-alone wave machine, the FlowRider. Home to the first pop music residency in Las Vegas, Zappos Theater showcases resident headliners Christina Aguilera, Def Leppard, Gwen Stefani and Shania Twain. Magician Criss Angel performs an over-the-top visual spectacular of “Criss Angel MINDFREAK®” in the newly-renovated Criss Angel Theater. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more than 170 specialty stores and restaurants. Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit planethollywoodresort.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.