LAS VEGAS – April 17, 2012 – Legendary comedian and impressionist Rich Little is returning to the Las Vegas stage with his one-man show, “Jimmy Stewart & Friends.” Featuring more than 25 celebrity icon voices, including Cary Grant, George Burns, Ronald Reagan, Catherine Hepburn and John Wayne, among others, “Jimmy Stewart & Friends” will take you on an adventure through the life of the famed Jimmy Stewart. “Jimmy Stewart & Friends” will premiere Monday, April 30 at the Shimmer Cabaret inside the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
“In addition to being my first celebrity impression, Jimmy Stewart was a dear friend and a life-long inspiration of mine,” said Rich Little. “Jimmy had no idea how he affected my life; but I did and you will too.”
“It’s an honor to welcome a true show business institution to the LVH,” said Rick White, Vice President of Brand Marketing and Entertainment. “Rich has delighted audiences around the world for decades and will be great a addition to the LVH lineup.”
“Jimmy Stewart & Friends” will be performed Saturday – Wednesday at the Shimmer Cabaret inside the LVH. All performances begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $63.90 plus tax and applicable fees. A VIP package, which includes premium seating and a meet and greet with Rich Little following the show is available for $73.90 plus tax and applicable fees. Nevada residents and LVH Hotel guests receive a $10 discount. Tickets can be purchased at the LVH box office or by logging onto www.thelvh.com or www.vegas.com or by phone at 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361. Guests under 21 years must be accompanied by an adult.
About Rich Little
U.S. Presidents: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, both George Bushes and Barack Obama…Rich Little has a voice for every administration. Infamous for his skewering of political figures, Little has charmed, amused, intrigued and gotten the best of politicians from here to his native Canada. A master mimic of more than 200 voices, Little continues to impress throughout the world, with regular stops in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Reno, Hawaii, Chicago, New York, Canada and London.
In his early 20s, Little was discovered while working in the United States. His friend, singer Mel Torme, then on the musical team of CBS network’s “The Judy Garland Show,” asked him to make a tape. Instead of the usual impressions, Little did voices nobody did, including Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles and Dennis Weaver. Garland thought it was great, particularly his James Mason, and Little was signed to the show.
Little has appeared on TV variety shows starring Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Glen Campbell and Dean Martin followed, as well as on series such as “Laugh-In,” “The John Davidson Summer Show” and “The Julie Andrews Show.” Little also had his own variety show in the 70s and was the star of the TV show “KopyKats.” Little was a guest host early on for “The Tonight Show,” hosting 12 times. He quickly became a household name sitting in one of the “Hollywood Squares” and went on to do the “Muppet Show.”
Named “Comedy Star of the Year” by the American Guild of Variety Artists, Little was the perpetrator of nine comedy albums and three HBO comedy specials, as well as the Emmy-award winning specials “Rich Little’s Christmas Carol” with “W.C. Fields” as Scrooge, “Humphrey Bogart” as one of the ghosts and “Paul Lynde” as Bob Cratchit.
LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, a world-class hotel & casino, offers a unique blend of sophistication and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook™. LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino provides a range of culinary adventures including fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Italian-infused Casa Nicola, gourmet Chinese food at Garden of the Dragon, exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world, and is the home of Vince Neil’s Tres Rios Cantina. LVH boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by world class headliners in the LVH Theater, as well as a variety of on-going production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike. For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (888) 732-7117 or log on to www.thelvh.com or connect with us on our social pages www.thelvh.com/Hotel/stayconnected.
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