Donny Osmond Returns to The Strip With Solo Show at Harrah’s Las Vegas

The better half of the former Donny & Marie show is returning to the Las Vegas Strip.

Donny Osmond will do a solo, presumably “multi-year,” residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas starting Aug. 31, 2021.

Donny Osmond

He’s awesome. He’s back. And he’s not drinking coffee or tea.

The Donny & Marie show ran at Flamingo for 11 years, closing on Nov. 16, 2019.

Their show was remarkable for a number of reasons, including the fact the sibling’s original contract was for just six weeks.

Their well-reviewed Flamingo residency was very lucrative. The Osmonds reportedly each earned $1.6 million a year base salary, plus 40% of the box office gross.

While Donny and Marie Osmond made bank during their Flamingo residency, there were ongoing rumors of friction between them. Donny should totally name his next album “Rumors of Friction.”

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Even at Flamingo, the writing was on the wall.

The pair barely performed together onstage, and rarely spoke offstage. Guests who paid for meet-and-greet photos got either Donny or Marie, not both.

As tensions grew, it was clear the duo wanted out, but the money was just too good to bail.

However, all awkward things must come to and end.

Apparently, Harrah’s (owned by Caesars Entertainment) and Donny Osmond are confident there’s still high demand for his talents as a solo artist, and we agree.

Donny Osmond Harrah's

Donny Osmond is one of the few performers who looks better before they’re Photoshopped.

While the banter between Donny and Marie Osmond was a highlight of their show, we’re pretty sure Donny can hold his own and his fans are both legion and extraordinarily passionate.

Osmond has lived an extraordinary life, with 33 gold records to his name. He’s currently working on his 63rd album.

The only lowlights we can see of Donny’s life are: 1) He had to do a residency with Marie, and 2) He and his wife have never had oral sex. (At least that’s what he told Howard Stern.)

Even if Donny Osmond had done nothing else in his professional career, he did this.

The outtakes are even better. Behold the moment when Donny Osmond went from American cultural icon to whatever is even better than being an American cultural icon.

This is just one of the reasons Donny needed to go out on his own in Las Vegas.

He’s genuine and likable and talented and hilarious.

Plus, he won season nine of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Donny Osmond

However cool you think Donny Osmond might be in person, he’s cooler than that.

Tickets for Donny’s show at Harrah’s start at $65, with a bump for VIP meet-and-greet packages. Finally, a meet-and-greet that’s worth the price.

Big props to Donny for his divorce from Marie, and we can’t wait to see what Donny’s got up the sleeve of his technicolor dreamcoat!

5 thoughts on “Donny Osmond Returns to The Strip With Solo Show at Harrah’s Las Vegas

  1. Leslie Larson

    Hi Scott. As you were instrumental in facilitating a significant event in my and my BFFs life, a meet and greet with Donny on the anniversary of us seeing him 40 years before as young girls, I just needed to chime in here. We had also seen them a few years before, and attended the meet and greet then as well, and then saw them separately (Sheri with her husband), and then the two of us when unfortunately, Donny got sick and so Marie was solo for that one show. The other times they actually were on stage together for about the first 15 minutes, then each did their own individual sets, and then came back together for about the last third of the show. For both meet and greets, they were both there and I have photos to prove it. Just want to set the record straight. Of course I don’t know about their personal relationship outside of the show, but wanted to clarify the other. We will always be grateful to you for a memorable life event.

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    1. Scott Roeben Post author

      Thanks, Leslie, and that was a great memory. You got a meet-and-greet pic with Donny and Marie in the same photo? I distinctly remember they split people into two lines and each takes a photo with guests–no cross-over. Our memories of the show are very different. I agree they come out together, and close the show together, but I’d estimate 90% separate. I appreciate your thoughts, as you’re a die-hard fan and I’m mostly a fan of Donny’s video with “Weird” Al. “)

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  2. Leslie Larson

    You’re right at the meet and greet with you they talked to everyone individually, which was different from the first time when we talked to them together, and (yes we have photos :-). We actually liked the latter format better since it gave everyone the chance to chat one on one with each, and reduced the wait time significantly before meeting one and then the other. I just assumed that’s why they had changed the format.

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  3. BST

    I have see Donny and Marie show and very much enjoyed it .
    I am by far more a fan of Donny and hope to see his new solo show .

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