Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 22-23

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Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 22-23

Don Rickles

Returning for his 57th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom on Oct. 22 and 23.

Frequently known by the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” Rickles’ style of comedy is never mean-spirited and all part of his act. It has been said that being “zinged” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor.”

Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when he spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults. Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.

Shortly after being discovered by Sinatra, Rickles made his acting debut in 1958’s “Run Silent Run Deep.”  The movie was a hit, launching Rickles’ career as a movie, television and stage actor.  His still-growing television and film resume includes roles in “Casino,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Rat Race,” all three “Toy Story” films, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” and Bravo’s “My Life on the D-List” with Kathy Griffin. In 2011, he made a surprise appearance in a “cliff-hanger” episode as the “thought-to-be-dead” husband of Betty White’s character on the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland,” with a follow-up appearance later in the season. In 2000, Rickles received one of the highest honors in the entertainment business when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.” In 2009, TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.” Rickles’ best-selling memoir “Rickles’ Book” was released in 2007, followed by the 2008 title, “Rickles’ Letters.”

In spring 2012, Rickles joined David Letterman as one of the only two performers to receive the prestigious “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” at The Comedy Awards, aired on Comedy Central. The award was presented to Rickles by Jon Stewart and Robert DeNiro. In June 2013, Rickles was honored with the Friars Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a star-studded awards gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Among those participating in honoring Rickles through their songs or words were Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Natalie Cole, Bob Costas, Tony Danza, Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget and John Stamos.

The honors continued when a star-studded cast honored Rickles on SPIKE TV’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” in May 2014. The two-hour special was taped in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, and includes stand-up performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, his co-stars and other comedians he has influenced. The event featured celebrities from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

In addition to recurring dates in Las Vegas at The Orleans, Rickles continues to be a popular performer in venues throughout the country.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $69.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with new dining experiences like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining and Ondori Asian Kitchen. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 21 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com.

The Smith Center Announces Diverse Spectacular Fall-Winter Lineup

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THE SMITH CENTER ANNOUNCES DIVERSE SPECTACULAR FALL-WINTER LINEUP

Enjoy Broadway blockbusters, one night concerts and sensational shows beginning this September; Tickets on sale July 29

 

The Smith Center is ushering in a dazzling fall-winter lineup  featuring the world’s favorite Tony® Award-winning Broadway musicals, seasonal concerts and world-renowned shows. Tickets for individual performances will be available for purchase beginning Friday, July 29, at 10am PST, and ticket prices start as low as $29. For more information, please visit TheSmithCenter.com

 

Celebrated worldwide for its roster of unparalleled musical and theater offerings, The Smith Center invites guests to enjoy a cozy evening at Reynolds Hall, Cabaret Jazz and/or Troesh Studio Theater, where they will present a variety of shows including Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS, Straight No Chaser: I’ll Have Another…20th Anniversary Tour, Johnny Mathis – The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour, An Evening with Bob Newhart, Lainie Kazan, Rumer Willis, Ana Gasteyer, Harlem Quartet and Steve Solomon’s “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays” and more.

 

Tickets may be purchased by visiting the box office at The Smith Center, by phone at 702.749.2000 or online at TheSmithCenter.com. For more information on this season’s productions, please see below.

 

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Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest Kurt Elling

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joining forces with Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of melodious force. This harmonious night at Reynolds Hall will feature Branford Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, Justin Faulkner on drums, and Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary. This one-night-only performance promises to look beyond the great American song book, as they perform a special lineup that follows a standard Jazz format. They are known to be one of jazz’s most powerfully performing bands, and there will be nothing standard about them.

 

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An Evening with Paul Anka

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

This Canadian-born singer and songwriter has remained a vital recording artist for an astonishing seven consecutive decades. He has been minting musical hits since 1957’s “Diana,” and his catalog includes some of the most memorable songs in modern entertainment. His notable works include, Tom Jones’ marquee songs, “She’s a Lady,” and lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Don’t miss this notable night with Anka as he performs his greatest hits accompanied by his sensational band.

 

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Wild Kratts Live!

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Ticket prices start at $19

Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” when they set off “to the creature rescue” and activate some Power Suits in order to confront a comic villain. Through various and hilarious pratfalls and some amazing animal ‘wow facts,’ the Wild Kratts team rescues a helpless animal friend and returns home Living Free in the Wild.

 

 

BEAUTIFUL-THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 – Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the Tony® and GRAMMY® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

 

 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

Join us for a night of jazz from Wynton Marsalis, accompanied by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra. Marsalis is known for his ability to blend different styles of jazz together, with inspiring sounds from the roaring twenties, swing dance melodies, and more.  This spectacular ensemble comes together for a night of harmonious jazz music.

 

 

Jethro Tull – Written and Performed by Ian Anderson

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Ian Anderson, known throughout the world as the music and voice behind legendary Jethro Tull, celebrated his 48th year as an international musician. During his career, Anderson and Tull have released 30 studio and live albums and have sold more than 60 million copies since the band first began performing at London’s famous Marquee Club in February 1968.

 

 

Straight No Chaser: I’ll Have Another… 20th Anniversary World Tour

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Ticket prices start at $30

This “male a cappella group” is anything but a blue blazer-wearing, straight-laced group. SNC has emerged as a phenomenon with an enormous following, as well as various national TV appearances and CD releases. The “I’ll Have Another World Tour” will be celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary together through the captivating sound of 10 unadulterated human voices coming together to make sensational music with a sense of humor. They have built a reputation of being an unforgettable experience.

 

 

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Ticket prices start at $19

The legacy of the adored “Mister Rogers” continues on with a live performance of the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from the Fred Rogers Company and PBS Kids. Now, Daniel and his friends are coming to your neighborhood to enchant audiences in person.

 

 

Deepak Chopra: The Future of Wellbeing

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Deepak Chopra creates a roadmap for “higher health” based on his latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine. Chopra will address questions like, “Is there an ultimate reality?”, “Do we have the ability to influence the future evolution of the cosmos?”, and “How does our understanding of consciousness also enhance our capacity for total wellbeing?”. These questions and others will be discussed as well as practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation, and healing.

 

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Johnny Mathis – The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

Celebrating his 60th year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records’ longest-running artist. Mathis is well known for his ability to perform an incredible variety of styles and categories. Mathis is best known for his popular hits like, “Chances Are,” and “It’s Not For Me To Say.” He has recorded more than 80 albums, six Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his career, he has had three songs inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Billboard hits, and held the #6 album artist in history on Billboard’s pop album charts. He has received five GRAMMY® Nominations, and in 2003 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

 

 

Celtic Thunder: Legacy

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Ticket prices start at $24

Celtic Thunder: Legacy is an exciting new live show from Celtic Thunder, the singing group from Ireland, that celebrated the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world and the imprint that such music has made. Their performances include hits like “A Place of The Choir,” “Galway Girl,” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy.” This show will include styled variations of classic Irish folk songs and ballads such as “Danny Boy,” and “Buachaille On Eirne,” to more modern day songs like, “Falling Slowly,” and “Ride on.”

 

 

An Evening with Bob Newhart

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

Comedy legend Bob Newhart is as beloved as he is enduring. His spectacular career has included three television shows, over 14 feature films, a best-selling book and thousands of live and recorded performances as a stand-up comedian. His famous routines include, “The Driving Instructor,” and “Sir Walter Raleigh.” Newhart has exploded the happenings of everyday life with an underplayed punch line, that has earned him a large fan base, three GRAMMY’S® and the first comedy album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts. This mild-mannered accountant has earned his place on Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Comedians of All Time” and has been presented with the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. You won’t want to miss this performance designed for audiences both young and old.

 

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Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 – Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016

Ticket prices start at $29

The timeless movie White Christmas is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.” Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. This merry and bright holiday musical is full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written!

 

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Miranda Sings with Special Guest Colleen Ballinger

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Ticket prices start at $25

American comedian and YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is performing live for her Las Vegas Mir-fan-das. Miranda Sings is a comically talentless, egotistical, misguided, yet quirky and endearing character who gives inept “tutorials” of her daily activities, discusses current events that she often misunderstands and rants about her critics, often reading her hate mail and responding with her classic catch phrase “Haters Back Off!” Watch as she brings her YouTube personality to life, and laugh as she breaks out of the computer screen and onto the stage.

 

 

 

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Susan Anton: Already Home

Friday, Sept 9. and Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Los Angeles based performer Susan Anton and her band of more than 35 years reprise their highly applauded show “Already Home.” This will be an evening of diverse music that celebrates music and world events that have helped shape our lives. The Smith Center is delighted to bring this show to Las Vegas and host her debut performance on the Cabaret Jazz stage.

 

 

Bruce Harper Big Band with Elisa Fiorillo

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Ticket prices start at $20

The Bruce Harper Big Band is comprised of Las Vegas’ finest musicians and features jazz vocalist, Elisa Fiorillo. This band plays all of the great jazz classics from the great American songbook specializing in the spectacular compositions of Allen Imbach.

 

 

David Perrico – Pop Strings Orchestra

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Ticket prices start at $15

David Perrico, the Las Vegas Review -Journal’s “Best of 2013”, composer, and conductor returns to Cabaret Jazz with his high energy Pop Strings Orchestra. This celebrated jazz artist leads the 15-piece ensemble featuring Naomi Mauro and Eric Sean’s powerful vocals along with special guest jazz vocalist Laura Shaffer. They will perform renditions of Rob Stewart, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Donny & Marie, Terry Fator,  and more.

 

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Lucky Peterson

Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Lucky Peterson is the most dangerous triple threat working in the blues. He has gained a reputation as one of the most preeminent performers of the modern era as a searing lead guitarist, fantastic organist, and first-rate vocalist. His many talents are truly mind-boggling. Over the past decade, Peterson recorded a string of albums for a variety of labels, ultimately leading him to document his own life on the compelling, autobiographical The Son of a Bluesman.

 

 

 

Iris DeMent

Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Iris DeMent, a two time GRAMMY® nominee, once praised by the late Merle Haggard as “the best singer I have ever heard”, brings us the 2015 release of ‘The Trackless Woods’, a collection of songs set to the work of acclaimed 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. After having been introduced to Akhmatova through a book of Russian poetry given to her by a friend, DeMent embarked on the project as a way to more deeply connect with the culture of her daughter, who she and her husband, the musician Greg Brown, adopted from Siberia in 2005. The poems, which immediately resonated for DeMent’s gift as a singer, The Oxford American beautifully describes her as being “capable of carrying so much exultation on the one hand and so much sorrow on the other, with so little costomery or ornamentation, that it can seem as if she has lived an entire life inside every note she delivers.”

 

 

The Freddy Cole 85th Year of Celebration

Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Ticket prices start at $37

“Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” -The New York Times. While there are certain unmistakable similarities in the timbre to his brother Nat King Cole, his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother, and his timing swings even more. His vocals – suave, elegant, formidable, sometimes spoken and articulate – make him the most respected lyrical storyteller in jazz. Cole’s career continues to ascend as he moved into the front ranks of America’s homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own.

 

 

Acoustic Alchemy

Thursday Oct. 20, and Friday Oct. 21, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

This new age-fusion group blends styles of jazz and pop with flamenco, reggae, and folk. They see beyond the limits of genres and embrace a broad spectrum of styles.

 

 

 

Lainie Kazan

Friday Oct. 28, and Saturday Oct. 29, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Award-winning singer, movie, Broadway, and Emmy nominated actress is making her way to Las Vegas. Her previous credits include Broadway musical FUNNY GIRL, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, MY FAVORITE YEAR, and Ethel Merman tribute DOIN’ WHAT COMES NATUR’LLY.  She has performed at many nightclubs, grand hotels, concert halls around the world, and is now bringing her celebrated talent to The Smith Center stage.

 

 

 

Rumer Willis

Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

Rumer began singing at the age of 3, performing for her family in their living room.  She joined a music conservatory in Idaho at the age of 12 studying opera and then continued her classical training at Interlochen Arts Academy. Lending her talents to various musical theatre productions in high school as well as joining the Jazz Band, her love of music only continued to grow. In 2014 she started a weekly residency at the famed Sayers Club in Hollywood, where she honed her stage presence and sultry vocals. After releasing her cover of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” on iTunes last year, she took the stage for her Broadway Debut as Roxie Hart in “Chicago.”  Most recently she starred in the film adaptation of the Musical “Hello Again” and made her solo cabaret debut and the famed Cafe Carlyle, receiving rave reviews from the NY Times and other publications across the board. She is currently working on her debut album with legendary writer and producer Linda Perry.

 

 

 

Ana Gasteyer

Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016

Ticket prices start at $39

This American actress of stage, film, and television is best known for her roles on  the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. Gasteyer moved from television and film straight to the Broadway stage where she originated the role of Elphaba in the Chicago sit-down production of the musical WICKED, and was nominated for a Jefferson Award for her performance. She also performed in the Kitty Dean Broadway play THE ROYAL FAMILY. Then Gasteyer returned to Saturday Night Live for a Mother’s Day episode in 2010. She released her first jazz standard album in 2014, and is now coming to Las Vegas to perform on the Cabaret Jazz stage.

 

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Dee Dee Bridgewater

Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

Ticket prices start at $45

This three-time GRAMMY® Award winning singer-songwriter, Tony® Award – winning stage actress and host of National Public Radio’s syndicated radio show “JazzSet” with Dee Dee Bridgewater is making her way to Vegas. She will be taking the stage two nights in a row to perform a spectacular jazz standard concert.

 

 

Hymns of Hawai’i with George Kahumoku Jr., Uncle Richard Ho’opi’I & Kawika Kahiapo

Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

Best known as the “Renaissance Men of the Big Island,” George Kahumoku Jr., Uncle Richard Ho’opi’l and Kawika Kahiapo will be bringing the essence of aloha’ to The Smith Center stage with the help of some friends. For two nights, they will serenade audiences with the iconic-island sounds for the holiday season.

 

 

 

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Harlem Quartet with Aldo Lopez-Gavilan

Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct 15, 2016

Ticket prices start at $49

Cuban piano, prodigy Aldo Lopez-Gavilan comes to the U.S. for his Fall 2016 tour with the Harlem Quartet. Lopez-Gavilan is best known for his mastery of piano performed with a spectacular afro-Cuban jazz tradition. This performance offers a vibrant blend of classic piano repertoire, jazz standards, and Lopez-Gavilan’s own compositions.

 

 

Steve Solomon’s – “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays”.

Wednesday, Nov. 30 – Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

Ticket prices start at $35

From the creator and star of one of the longest running one-man shows in history: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy” we bring you: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays” to bring hilarious stories and wild laughter to The Smith Center stage. This holiday season, Steve Solomon will help everyone in Las Vegas remember why even the craziest families are worth loving.

 

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About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts:

The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally-acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 240-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

Legendary Comedian Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom April 9-10

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Legendary Comedian Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom April 9-10



Returning for his 57th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom on April 9 and 10.

Frequently known by the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” Rickles’ style of comedy is never mean-spirited and all part of his act. It has been said that being “zinged” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor.”

Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when he spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults. Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.

Shortly after being discovered by Sinatra, Rickles made his acting debut in 1958’s “Run Silent Run Deep.”  The movie was a hit, launching Rickles’ career as a movie, television and stage actor.  His still-growing television and film resume includes roles in “Casino,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Rat Race,” all three “Toy Story” films, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” and Bravo’s “My Life on the D-List” with Kathy Griffin. In 2011, he made a surprise appearance in a “cliff-hanger” episode as the “thought-to-be-dead” husband of Betty White’s character on the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland,” with a follow-up appearance later in the season. In 2000, Rickles received one of the highest honors in the entertainment business when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.” In 2009, TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.” Rickles’ best-selling memoir “Rickles’ Book” was released in 2007, followed by the 2008 title, “Rickles’ Letters.”

In spring 2012, Rickles joined David Letterman as one of the only two performers to receive the prestigious “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” at The Comedy Awards, aired on Comedy Central. The award was presented to Rickles by Jon Stewart and Robert DeNiro. In June 2013, Rickles was honored with the Friars Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a star-studded awards gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Among those participating in honoring Rickles through their songs or words were Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Natalie Cole, Bob Costas, Tony Danza, Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget and John Stamos.

The honors continued when a star-studded cast honored Rickles on SPIKE TV’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” in May 2014. The two-hour special was taped in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, and includes stand-up performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, his co-stars and other comedians he has influenced. The event featured celebrities from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

In addition to recurring dates in Las Vegas at The Orleans, Rickles continues to be a popular performer in venues throughout the country.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $69.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

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About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with new dining experiences like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, a classically modern twist on the American steakhouse. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com.

Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom October 17-18

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Legendary Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom October 17-18

Returning for his 56th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom, Oct. 17 and 18.

Frequently known by the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” Rickles’ style of comedy is never mean-spirited and all part of his act. It has been said that being “zinged” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor.” He remains immensely popular around the country and is in high-demand in the late night talk show circuit. Rickles most recently appeared on “The Tonight Show” to heckle Jimmy Fallon.

Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when he spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults. Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.

Shortly after being discovered by Sinatra, Rickles made his acting debut in 1958’s “Run Silent Run Deep.”  The movie was a hit, launching Rickles’ career as a movie, television and stage actor.  His still-growing television and film resume includes roles in “Casino,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Rat Race,” all three “Toy Story” films, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” and Bravo’s “My Life on the D-List” with Kathy Griffin. In 2011, he made a surprise appearance in a “cliff-hanger” episode as the “thought-to-be-dead” husband of Betty White’s character on the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland,” with a follow-up appearance later in the season. In 2000, Rickles received one of the highest honors in the entertainment business when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.” In 2009, TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.”  Rickles’ best-selling memoir “Rickles’ Book” was released in 2007, followed by the 2008 title, “Rickles’ Letters.”

In spring 2012, Rickles joined David Letterman as one of the only two performers to receive the prestigious “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” at The Comedy Awards, aired on Comedy Central. The award was presented to Rickles by Jon Stewart and Robert DeNiro. In June 2013, Rickles was honored with the Friars Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a star-studded awards gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Among those participating in honoring Rickles through their songs or words were Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Natalie Cole, Bob Costas, Tony Danza, Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget and John Stamos.

The honors continued when a star-studded cast honored Rickles on SPIKE TV’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” in May 2014. The two-hour special was taped in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, and includes stand-up performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, his co-stars and other comedians he has influenced. The event featured celebrities from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $79.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

Don Rickles

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com. The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming.  Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Legendary “Mr. Warmth” Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom October 11-12

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Legendary “Mr. Warmth” Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom October 11-12

Continuing his record-breaking 55th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally renowned comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles is set to perform at The Orleans Showroom October 11 and 12.

Frequently known by the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” Rickles’ style of comedy is never mean-spirited and all part of his act. It has been said that being “zinged” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor” – one Johnny Depp lamented never receiving during his speech as part of SPIKE TV’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles,” that aired in May 2014.

The two-hour special was taped in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, and includes stand-up performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, his co-stars and other comedians he has influenced.  The event featured luminaries from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including Bill Cosby, Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when Rickles spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults.  Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.

Shortly after being discovered by Sinatra, Rickles made his acting debut in 1958’s “Run Silent Run Deep.”  The movie was a hit, launching Rickles towards a celebrated career as a movie, television and stage actor.  His still-growing television and film resume includes roles in “Casino,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Rat Race,” all three “Toy Story” films, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” and Bravo’s “My Life on the D-List” with Kathy Griffin. In 2011, he made a surprise appearance in a “cliff-hanger” episode as the “thought-to-be-dead” husband of Betty White’s character on the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland,” with a follow-up appearance later in the season. He recently appeared on Showtime’s new series, “Inside Comedy,” where fellow comedian David Steinberg interviewed him.  In 2000, Rickles received one of the highest honors in the entertainment business when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy® Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.” In 2009, TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.”  Rickles’ best-selling memoir “Rickles’ Book” was released in 2007, followed by the 2008 title, “Rickles’ Letters.”

In spring 2012, Rickles joined David Letterman as one of the only two performers to receive the prestigious “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” at The Comedy Awards, aired on Comedy Central. The award was presented to Rickles by Jon Stewart and Robert DeNiro. In June 2013, Rickles was honored with the Friars Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a star-studded awards gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Among those participating in honoring Don through their songs or words were Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Natalie Cole, Bob Costas, Tony Danza, Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget and John Stamos.

In addition to recurring dates in Las Vegas at The Orleans, Rickles continues to be a popular performer in venues throughout the country.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $79.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.
Don Rickles

 

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com. The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming.  Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.