“Marilyn! the New Musical” Celebrates Grand Opening at Paris Las Vegas; Local Entertainers Hit the Red Carpet

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"Marilyn! the New Musical" Celebrates Grand Opening at Paris Las Vegas; Local Entertainers Hit the Red Carpet
Marilyn! The New Musical
 celebrated its grand opening at Paris Las Vegas on Friday, June 1, which happens to be the birthday of the famed Hollywood star (Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage)

Marilyn! The New Musical celebrated its grand opening at Paris Las Vegas
Marilyn! The New Musical celebrated its grand opening at Paris Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage

Marilyn! The New Musical celebrated its grand opening at Paris Las Vegas
Marilyn! The New Musical celebrated its grand opening at Paris Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage

Marilyn! The New Musical celebrated its grand opening at Paris Las Vegas
Marilyn! The New Musical celebrated its grand opening at Paris Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage

Spotted on the red carpet were Tegan Summer, writer, director and producer of Marilyn! The New Musical, as well as acclaimed Broadway actress Ruby Lewis who plays Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Nabours who provided additional music and lyrics, and the show’s choreographer Ferly Prado.

Red Carpet Photos by Ira Kuzma

Writer, Director, Producer Tegan Summer and Actress Ruby Lewis (Marilyn)
Writer, Director, Producer Tegan Summer and Actress Ruby Lewis (Marilyn)

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Entertainers from across the Las Vegas Strip came out to the red carpet in support of the show’s opening, including: Lydia Ansel; Aussie Heat; the Australian Bee Gees; the cast of BAZ; Kevin Burke; John Caparulo; the Chippendales; Jeff Civillico; Cocktail Cabaret; Anthony Cools; Fantasy; Human Nature; Inferno; Penn Jillette; Adam Jordan; Sabina Kelley; Ricardo Laguna; Douglas Leferovich; Masters of Illusion; the Miss Behave Gameshow; Chris Phillips; Raiding the Rock Vault; Jennifer Romas; Murray Sawchuck; Katch Gray, Katie Kenner and Chris Hodgson from Sex Tips; Mark Shunock; Claire Sinclair; Melody Sweets; X Burlesque; X Rocks; Xavier Mortimer and representatives from the United States of America’s Miss Nevada Pageant.

Sabrina Kelly at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Sabrina Kelly at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Ricardo Laguna at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Ricardo Laguna at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Xavier Mortimer at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Xavier Mortimer at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Douglas "Lefty" Leferovich, Dani Elizabeth and Murray SawChuck at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Douglas “Lefty” Leferovich, Dani Elizabeth and Murray SawChuck at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Melody Sweets at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Melody Sweets at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Heather & Wade King at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Heather & Wade King at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Human Nature at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Human Nature at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Travis & Jennifer Cloer at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Travis & Jennifer Cloer at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Cast of "Fantasy" at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Cast of “Fantasy” at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Cast of "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Cast of “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Cast of "X Burlesque" at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Cast of “X Burlesque” at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Tenors of Rock at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Tenors of Rock at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Cast of "X Rocks" at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Cast of “X Rocks” at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Cast of "X Country" at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Cast of “X Country” at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie with wife Jennifer Turco at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie with wife Jennifer Turco at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Cast of Chippendales at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Cast of Chippendales at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Paul & Carmin Shortino at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Paul & Carmin Shortino at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Adam London and Kevin Burke at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Adam London and Kevin Burke at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Australian BeeGees at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Australian BeeGees at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Mark Shunock and Cheryl Daro at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Mark Shunock and Cheryl Daro at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Michelle Johnson at "Marilyn! The New Musical"
Michelle Johnson at “Marilyn! The New Musical”

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Following the show, guests enjoyed an after party at Chateau Nightclub, which was sponsored by Epuri, an exciting and refreshing new energy drink that made its U.S. debut at the party.

In partnership with Authentic Brands Group, owner of the Estate of Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn! The New Musical features 15 original musical numbers as well as classics like “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” and “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” telling the story of one of the world’s most famous women, from her days as Norma Jeane overcoming a difficult childhood, to her meteoric rise to stardom and becoming one of the biggest and most enduring sex symbols of all time.

The Marilyn! cast includes the best talent that Broadway, Los Angeles and Las Vegas have to offer including: Brittney Bertier as Norma Jeane, Frank Lawson as Charlie, Marilyn’s trusted driver, Travis Cloer as Milton Greene, Chris Fore as Bill Pursel, Randal Keith as Darryl F. Zanuck, Christopher Showerman as Joe DiMaggio, Matthew Tyler as Arthur Miller, Lindsay Roginski as Jane Russell, Una Eggerts as Jayne Mansfield, and Chanel Edwards-Frederick as Ella Fitzgerald. Kelley Jakle serves as the swing for Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn! The New Musical performs Tuesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at $49, plus applicable taxes and fees, and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com/Marilyn.