Jerry Lewis’ “Max Rose” to Open on September 23rd at Regal Village Square Stadium in Las Vegas

Jerry Lewis' "Max Rose" to Open on September 23rd at Regal Village Square Stadium
After a twenty-five-year absence legendary comedian, actor, producer and director Jerry Lewis returns to the screen in his latest film “Max Rose.” The movie will open on September 23rd in Las Vegas at Regal Village Square Stadium

In addition, Jerry Lewis will return with his One Man Show Live on Stage at South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa Sept. 30th – Oct. 2nd. 

Written and directed by Daniel Noah, Max Rose is a deeply moving drama featuring Lewis in the title role–and in every scene–as a retired jazz musician.  Now 87, Max is a one-hit wonder who wrote a popular late-50’s standard called “Hurry Home,” the significance of which gradually becomes clear.  Despite his failure to match that success, Max has led a fulfilling life, thanks largely to a long and loving marriage to his beautiful wife Eva (Claire Bloom).  Her death leaves him totally shattered, shutting himself off as he sullenly refuses to talk to his son and granddaughter.

While going through Eva’s personal things, Max comes across an antique powder compact with an intimate inscription dated 1959 from another man causing Max to now question his entire marriage of 65 years to Eva.

Coping with anger, withdrawal, and his own fragile health, Max tears up the house looking for clues about this secret relationship.  Conveniently, Eva was a sketch artist who drew something every day, so it’s not long before a portrait of a handsome man name Ben turns up, bearing the same date in 1959 as the inscription, along with a note from him.

Ben embarks on an exploration of his own past, all the while searching for Eva’s Ben, in the hope he can get answers he needs to be at peace.

Rounding out the cast of Max Rose are Claire Bloom as Eva, Kevin Pollack as Max’s son, and Kerry Bishé as his granddaughter.  Also starring are Dean Stockwell, Mort Sahl, Illeana Douglas, Rance Howard, and Lee Weaver.  Academy Award-winners Michel Legrand, along with Alan and Marilyn Bergman, have created an original song for the feature, which figures prominently in Max’s life and career.  Rush River’s Bill Walton produces along with Inglee and Kelleher.

“Max Rose” opens on September 23rd
Regal Village Square Stadium
9400 W. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Show times to be announced.

Saturday, September 24th
Matinee VIP/Media Screening of Max Rose*
Village Square Cinemas (Stadium)
9400 W. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Matinee TBA (probably around 1:30PM)
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL with Jerry Lewis who will participate in a Q&A on stage immediately following the movie.  *The public can purchase tickets to the screening that includes the Q&A with Mr. Lewis.

Jerry Lewis Returns with his One Man Show Live on Stage
Where: The South Point Showroom located at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa
When: September 30th – October 2nd
Tickets: $50, 55, $60
Phone #: 702-796-7111 (ask for box office)