[Before and After]
Anthony Crivello as the Phantom in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular
Thu, Jan 29, 2009 (midnight)
Photo: Beverly Poppe
- From the Calendar
- Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular
- Tuesday-Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday & Monday, 7 & 10:30 p.m.
- Venetian’s Phantom Theatre, 414-9000.
Crivello, who won a 1995 Tony Award for his work in Kiss of the Spider Woman, has reunited with that production’s director, Hal Prince, in Las Vegas. “At the end of my Broadway run of Kiss of the Spider Woman, Hal commented to me, ‘Tony, one of these days we have to get you playing the Phantom,’” Crivello says. “Eleven years later, here I am. Hal is indeed a man of his word. And he has impeccable taste,” Crivello adds with a smile.
In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an "all-suite" hotel, with rooms accented with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which guarantee 12 floors of high-end elegance. The top five floors are the hotel's highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian's super smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City's club Lotus and Los Angeles' super swank Sunset Room.
The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller's award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There's also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those looking for a quick bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven't caught a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.