SLS Resort is undergoing a major renovation, and from some of the rumblings we hear, changes won’t just take the form of new restaurants and a revamped casino floor.
We hear the successful male revue, “Magic Mike Live,” currently at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, will be making a move to SLS Las Vegas in 2020.
This is surprising as it’s been reported “Magic Mike Live” would stay on at Hard Rock after the resort transitions to Virgin Hotel.
Chatter at SLS leads us to believe the resort, expected to rebrand to Grand Sahara Resort at some point, will make a significant investment (rumored to be in the neighborhood of $10 million) to customize a theater space to showcase “Magic Mike Live.”
Another rumor has it longtime Strip fixture Frank Marino will bring his female impersonator show, “Diva’s Las Vegas,” to SLS resort. (It’s unknown if that will still be the name of the show. An earlier version of the production was called “An Evening at La Cage,” which opened at Riviera in 1985.)
Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” closed under a cloud of controversy at Linq casino after we reported some shady dealings related to solicitation of charitable contributions which never made it to the charity, among other alleged transgressions. Read more.
The ethical questions plaguing Marino have apparently made it tough for him to find a venue for his show on The Strip. Insiders tell us he was turned down by Westgate, Strat, Mirage and others.
It seems Marino offered up a rent SLS couldn’t refuse, so they bit.
It’s a bit of a risky move for SLS given a gaming license holder is responsible for everything that happens on their property, but apparently Marino has cleaned up his act and made a deal everyone’s comfortable with.
We hear the new “Divas” will run six nights a week.
There are also rumors about two existing shows at SLS, comedians Eddie Griffin and Mo’Nique. We hear both these shows will be shown the door, despite them selling well. Experience tells us this could be an effort to tweak the demographics at SLS, but that’s a really awkward subject, so we’ll just move on.
None of the rumors shared here have been announced or confirmed, but don’t be surprised if official announcements are made soon.
SLS Las Vegas is well worth a visit. You’ll want to check out the casino renovation, and make sure to try Cleo restaurant while you still can.