Terry Fator Returns to The Strip for Limited Run at New York-New York

The theater’s not even cold from the announcement “Zumanity” won’t be back, and ventriloquist Terry Fator already has plans to move in.

Fator will bring his new show, “Who’s the Dummy Now?,” to New York-New York for a limited engagement starting Nov. 26, 2020. The show is slated to run through Dec. 31, 2020.

It’s an odd twist Terry Fator would return to a casino owned by MGM Resorts, as he was unceremoniously given the boot by Mirage for lagging ticket sales.

He started at Mirage in March 2009. Prior to that, he did a one-year stint at the Hilton.

Terry Fator

Early ventriloquism was used to manifest spirits. Now, it’s mostly used to remind us there are still people who seem to find ventriloquism entertaining.

We got ahold of an internal communication saying Mirage was exercising its right to end the show because the average occupancy of the show was less than 75 percent of the seating capacity for a consecutive 12-month period.

While details of his deal with New York-New York haven’t been released, it sounds like this is a a space rental deal, referred to in the business a “four-walling.”

Fator, of course, made his move to Vegas after winning the second season of “America’s Got Talent.”

Terry Fator has lived a fairly colorful life offstage, some of it including controversy related to his romantic life. For example, he proposed to one of his wives, Angie, onstage in front of his then-wife, Taylor.

Fator joins a small group of shows returning to their theaters following the pandemic shutdown. Other shows include “Absinthe,” David Copperfield, Jabbawockeez, Carrot Top, Piff the Magic Dragon, “Fantasy,” The Australian Bee Gees, Tape Face, “X Country” and Thunder from Down Under, among others.

Fator will perform Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Tickets start at a pretty reasonable $34.95.

18 thoughts on “Terry Fator Returns to The Strip for Limited Run at New York-New York

  1. Jason Ghiselin

    If he’s “four-walling” at those prices with the capacity limits that are in place he must be paying like $500 a night for the space! He’s not my “cup of tea” but a man’s gotta make a living.

  2. BST

    The best of luck to him .
    Regarding David Copperfield is he back now ? Last I knew his shows were all cancelled .

    Anyway I am happy for the shows that have returned .
    I have seen none mentioned above with the exception of the Australian Bee Gees and will be visiting soon and hopefully catch one . Providing of course the Governor doesn’t shut down ! I keep hearing that may happen 🙁
    Thanks for the list of shows .

      1. greg

        Dear Scott, could you do an article on Steve (Wynn), I know hundreds of thousands of people would like to see him comeback…….is that possible, I don’t judge Mr. Wynn, neither has the courts. Pardon me if this sounds cheeky………as he (Mr. Wynn) is a extremely careful sort, he may give you a nod to write an article?

        1. Mike Alexakis

          Wynn deserves credit for his myriad Las Vegas achievements, but his chances for a comeback are less than slim, there are entities including shareholders and multiple former employee’s that will oppose him with receipts and vigor… Its a shame he ended up the way he did, the skyline it dotted with his legacy…

          1. project design

            let me get this right….Donny’s really cool and Steve Wynn is not (kidding)?
            Did Steve really leave on that bad of terms he would never come back, forget Wynn/Encore, they are awkwardly run right now….no new casino for Steve?

          2. Scott Roeben Post author

            No, Steve Wynn is not only retired, he would not be welcome in the gaming business in Las Vegas. He gave Vegas and his company a black eye. I think some would like to give him an award for having taken the heat for being the only casino in Las Vegas who has acted inappropriately with female employees. That was an incredible feat.

  3. Boulder Steve

    With 4 walling NY NY has no risk in low ticket sales since Fator is renting out the house. Fator is getting a good price I’m sure of that since the place would be empty otherwise

  4. Scott

    Bad move! Terry factor is No talent and just a cheap act to fill in. New York New York Hotel will regret this decision and traffic will go down at this property.

  5. Paulz

    I’ve been coming to Vegas 4-5 times a year for the past 10 years, and have yet to see a show. Maybe it’s my ignorance, but what makes Vegas shows better than a Broadway show (which I’ve never been to either)? Is it just something to do between dinner and the clubs?


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