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Criss Angel, Franco Dragone Team up to Create the Mindfreak Prequel Amystika – the Secret Revealed

Criss Angel, Franco Dragone Team up to Create the Mindfreak Prequel Amystika – the Secret Revealed

AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
Preview Performances Begin Dec. 27
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LAS VEGAS – Criss Angel and Franco Dragone each separately revolutionized entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip.

Together, they’re doing it again.

Angel and Dragone have teamed up to create AMYSTIKA – The Secret Revealed, a fantastical and mysterious production which immerses the audience in a spectacle of euphoric, stunning illusions, one-of-a-kind special effects, jaw-dropping stunts and much more. Criss Angel’s Theater comes alive in an immersive, interactive spectacle that rewinds time to the days before he was the Mindfreak.

AMYSTIKA begins preview performances Dec. 27 with opening night to be announced in the Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and performs Wednesday through Sunday at 10 pm. Tickets are on sale now at CrissAngel.com, ticketmaster.com or planethollywoodresort.com.

AMYSTIKA conjures the fantastical and the mysterious and unleashes a visual feast of hope and triumph — proving that anything is possible when you believe in your dreams. This euphoric, enigmatic world pushes the boundaries of reality like never before as a real firestorm ignites and engulfs a human body, a tornado rages through the theater and a blizzard of snow falls so heavy it challenges the audience to see their own hands.

“No pre-show gags, no banter, no old-fashioned theatrical ceremonies,” said Dragone. “Here, you will dive into a world that will take you by storm!”

“This is a new breed of entertainment that’s beautiful, haunting, mysterious and inspiring,” said Angel. “We believe it will be an immersive utopia!”

The history-making collaboration between Franco Dragone (Mystère, “O”, Celine Dion’s “A New Day”) and Criss Angel (MINDFREAK, RAW and “The Supernaturalists”) came from a common desire to bring the audience into the show and the show into the audience. The combined creative vision of Dragone and Angel, coupled with the state-of-the art Criss Angel Theater, will truly create an unforgettable immersive experience that will inspire, enthrall and overwhelm the senses.

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About Dragone

Perhaps best known for reinventing a genre of spectacle that forever changed the face of live entertainment in Las Vegas and around the world, Dragone’s creations play to sold-out houses every night. Designing shows of all shapes and sizes across continents, Dragone continues to humbly embrace local cultures to seduce and wow global audiences. Their vast award-winning portfolio includes permanent shows in custom-built theatres, cabarets in intimate spaces and immersive theatrical pieces.

About Criss Angel

For more than two decades, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet.  From his role as star, creator, executive producer, and director of the most successful magic television series of all time, Criss Angel MINDFREAK on A&E Network, to his #1 best-selling Las Vegas stage show Criss Angel MINDFREAK, smash Broadway and tour runs of RAW, to countless critically acclaimed television specials and series, best-selling books, top-grossing retail products, music CDs and more, Angel is the most influential and imitated magician of the modern era. Hailing spectacular reviews from outlets such as Bloomberg Businessweek – who called him “the biggest name in Las Vegas magic” – Angel brings “an estimated $150 million a year into the local economy” (Newsweek) and generates a whopping “$70 million a year” personally (Businessweek), proving time and again that he is the most successful magician ever.

For more information, visit CrissAngel.com or follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @CrissAngel. 

About Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip, with 2,500 beautifully redesigned guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town, along with endless options of unparalleled shopping, distinguished dining, popular entertainment and a bustling nightlife. Home to the first pop music residency in Las Vegas, Zappos Theater is one of the largest theaters on the Vegas Strip and showcases a variety of resident headliners including superstars like Scorpions and Shania Twain. Magician Criss Angel performs an over-the-top visual spectacular of “Criss Angel MINDFREAK®” in the Criss Angel Theater. For more information, please visit planethollywoodresort.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room.  Find Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

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Tickets on Sale now for 2022 Criss Angel Mindfreak® at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Tickets on Sale now for 2022 Criss Angel Mindfreak® at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

LAS VEGAS – Due to high demand and sold out shows, tickets to all 2022 performances of Criss Angel MINDFREAK®,at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino are on sale now. 

Called “The Biggest Name in Las Vegas Magic” by Bloomberg Business Week, Angel continues to astonish fans from all over the world on his custom designed stage inside the Criss Angel Theater.  

Tickets start at $69 plus tax and applicable fees, and can be purchased by visiting CrissAngel.com or Ticketmaster.com/crissangel.

The mind-blowing, enigmatic immersive spectacular showcases Angel’s iconic and revolutionary illusions punctuated by cutting-edge technology in his state-of-the-art theater. The box office smash — based on the TV series sensation CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK as earned countless awards from the industry’s most coveted organizations and publications including the International Brotherhood of Magicians “Lifetime Achievement Award”  and “The Greatest of All Time” by the largest magic publication in the world. The Huffington Post called MINDFREAK®  “The magic event of a lifetime!”

“The reception I’ve received since we returned has been overwhelming and the show has never been better,” said Angel. “We want to give our fans who are making their 2022 travel plans the opportunity to lock up their tickets for next year now as tickets have been hard to come by since we have been back.” Criss Angel MINDFREAK performs in the Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Wednesday – Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $69 plus tax and applicable fees, and can be purchased by visiting CrissAngel.com ,Ticketmaster.com/crissangel, or by calling (855) 234-7469. For groups of 25 or more, please call (855) 234-7469 or email EntertainmentGroupSales@caesars.com @CrissAngel (TWITTERIGFACEBOOKYOUTUBE)

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About Criss Angel

For more than two decades, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet.  From his role as star, creator, executive producer, and director of the most successful magic television seriesof all time, Criss Angel MINDFREAK on A&E Network, to his #1 best-selling Las Vegas stage show Criss Angel MINDFREAK, to countless critically acclaimed television specials and series, best-selling books, top-grossing retail products, music CDs and more, Angel is the most influential and imitated magician of the modern era. Hailing spectacular reviews from outlets such as Bloomberg Businessweek – who called him “the biggest name in Las Vegas magic” – Angel brings “an estimated $150 million a year into the local economy” (Newsweek) and generates a whopping “$70 million a year” personally (Businessweek), proving time and again that he is the most successful magician ever.

His hit series MINDFREAK on A&E resulted in more hours of magic during primetime than any other magic show ever. The series was viewed regularly by more than 100 million viewers in over 90 countries. For over a decade, Criss has had the “#1 best-selling magic show in Las Vegas” (Extra).  2019 marked the end of his historic 10-year run at the Luxor, with the grand opening of Criss Angel MINDFREAK® in the newly renamed Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas. This concert spectacle features never-before-seen sequences – including a revolutionary finale nearly twenty years in the making.  MINDFREAK® is Las Vegas’ – the entertainment capital of the world – first high-tech immersive experience.  Vanish Magazine, the world’s preeminent magic publication, called it“the greatest magic show of all time!”  Celebrity Radio rates it as “the best show in Las Vegas!”, and the BBC gave it “10 stars!”.

Angel is the most watched magician in Internet history – a YouTube sensation. His “Walk on Water” clip has generated over 60 million views alone, and all his clips combined have over a half a BILLION views. Criss also has the largest social media following of any illusionist, with nearly 7 million followers.

Criss has been named “Magician of the Year” an unprecedented six times, was the youngest magician inducted into the International Magicians Society Hall of Fame, was named the first recipient of “Magician of the Decade,” as well as “Magician of the Century” and “Innovator of the Decade.”  Most recently, Angel was given the highest honor in the magical arts – the Lifetime Achievement Award from the largest and most prestigious magic organization in the world (the nearly one hundred-year-old International Brotherhood of Magicians).  It has only been given five times in the IBM’s history, and Criss is the youngest artist ever to receive it and the only magician performing today that has been presented with this award.  In 2017, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Criss with the 2,615th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was dedicated at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard next to the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and across the street from the star of Houdini.

For more information, visit CrissAngel.com or follow him on FacebookInstagram and Twitter @CrissAngel.  

About BASE Entertainment

BASE Entertainment develops, creates, and manages live entertainment productions and venues in North America and worldwide.  In addition to Criss Angel MINDFREAK, BASE’s current projects in Las Vegas include MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas, opening at SAHARA Las Vegas in August 2021 and An Evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert opening on the Strip in Fall 2021.  Past productions in Las Vegas include Absinthe at Caesars Palace, Jersey Boys at the Palazzo, Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian, Rock of Ages at the Venetian, Peepshow at Planet Hollywood, Mat Franco: Magic Reinvented Nightly at the LINQ Hotel & Casino, Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah’s, Wayne Brady at the Venetian and Stomp Out Loud at Planet Hollywood, among others. BASE also manages touring productions for its affiliate, BASE Hologram.  BASE Hologram is the world’s leading producer of touring and residency productions which combines holographic and augmented reality technology, cinematic special effects and live performers.  Current productions include: Callas In Concert, Roy Orbison In Dreams, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream Tour and An Evening with Whitney.   For more information, please visit BASEentertainment.com.

About Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip, with 2,500 beautifully redesigned guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town, along with endless options of unparalleled shopping, distinguished dining, popular entertainment and a bustling nightlife. A bright, bold addition to the resort’s portfolio, the new Ultra Hip Rooms feature contemporary elegance and luxury bedding. Known as the place to play for its roster of A-list celebrity guests, Planet Hollywood’s 231 newly restyled suites feature stunning views of the glittering skyline and daring décor elements such as suspended sofas, lounge-style living spaces and oversized modern artwork. The resort encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, impressive restaurants including Gordon Ramsay Burger, KOI, Strip House, and the award-winning Spice Market Buffet, an intimate wedding chapel and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. Home to the first pop music residency in Las Vegas, Zappos Theater is one of the largest theaters on the Vegas Strip and showcases a variety of resident headliners including superstars like KISS, Gwen Stefani, Scorpions and Shania Twain. Magician Criss Angel performs an over-the-top visual spectacular of “Criss Angel MINDFREAK®” in the newly-renovated Criss Angel Theater. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more than 170 specialty stores and restaurants. Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit planethollywoodresort.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room.  Find Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Must be 21 or older to gamble. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-522-4700 ©2021, Caesars License Company, LLC.

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Superstar Magician Criss Angel Has Special Performance Set For Pregame Sunday In Recognition of “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” Initiative

Superstar Magician Criss Angel Has Special Performance Set For Pregame Sunday In Recognition of “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” Initiative

HENDERSON, Nev. – Fans are encouraged to be inside Allegiant Stadium by 12:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday to witness “The Magician of the Century” Criss Angel’s mind-blowing demonstration as part of the NFL’s Crucial Catch initiative. In collaboration with Caesars Entertainment, a proud partner of The Las Vegas Raiders, a unique stunt will be performed for the first time in front of an audience of this size, and in a venue of this magnitude.

Angel’s performance – to take place before Sunday’s Las Vegas Raiders-Chicago Bears game presented by Allegiant – is being kept under wraps while safety crews work behind the scenes, but is sure to be on par with his reputation as “the most influential and imitated magician of the modern era” who has “dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet for more than a decade.”

“I am grateful to the Raiders for giving me the opportunity to stage what is going to be a truly notable performance that is very personal to me and my family,” said Angel, whose show MINDFREAK performs Wednesday through Sunday at the Criss Angel Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. “I urge everyone to be in their seats well in advance of kickoff to not miss a minute.”

The acclaimed illusionist’s act pregame is personal and will be aligned with the NFL’s “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” initiative to support the American Cancer Society’s call for early detection and risk reduction across multiple types of cancers. Angel’s son, Johnny Crisstopher, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015 at 20 months old. To raise awareness of pediatric cancer and provide funds for research, treatment, and – ultimately – a cure, the Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation was created. Prior to his performance, a never-before-seen preview clip of the new documentary “1095,” which chronicles Johnny Crisstopher and the family’s battle against this disease, will be shown in the stadium.

Consistent with Las Vegas Raiders home game admission policy, all fans are required to use the CLEAR Health Pass to upload their vaccination information to enter Allegiant Stadium on gameday. The Raiders are urging fans who need to complete Alternate Screening or receive vaccinations to plan ahead and do so on Saturday October 9 to avoid lines and risk missing this demonstration.  The tent that houses Alternate Screening and vaccination services is located in Lot B of Allegiant Stadium from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on Saturday (October 9) and on gameday (October 10) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Full details about Alternate Screening, including ID and evidence of vaccination requirements as well as locations at the stadium can be found here: https://www.allegiantstadium.com/plan-your-visit/raiders-gameday-alternate-screening

For more information about Criss Angel, visit CrissAngel.com or follow him on FacebookInstagram and Twitter @CrissAngel.  

About Criss Angel

For more than two decades, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet. From his role as star, creator, executive producer and director of the most successful magic television seriesof all time, Criss Angel MINDFREAK on A&E Network, to his #1 best-selling Las Vegas stage show Criss Angel MINDFREAK, to countless critically-acclaimed television specials and series, best-selling books, top-grossing retail products, music CDs and more, Angel is the most influential and imitated magician of the modern era. Hailing spectacular reviews from outlets such as Bloomberg Businessweek – who called him “the biggest name in Las Vegas magic” – Angel brings “an estimated $150 million a year into the local economy” (Newsweek) and generates a whopping “$70 million a year” personally (Businessweek), proving time and again that he is the most successful magician ever. He is currently in development with Franco Dragone on AMYSTIKA, a new production opening in Las Vegas later this year.

His hit series MINDFREAK on A&E resulted in more hours of magic during primetime than any other magic show ever. The series was viewed regularly by more than 100 million viewers in over 90 countries. For over a decade, Criss has had the “#1 best-selling magic show in Las Vegas” (Extra).  2019 marked the end of his historic 10-year run at the Luxor, with the grand opening of Criss Angel MINDFREAK® in the newly-renamed Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas. This concert spectacle features never-before-seen sequences – including a revolutionary finale nearly twenty years in the making.  MINDFREAK® is Las Vegas’ – the entertainment capital of the world – first high-tech immersive experience.  Vanish Magazine, the world’s preeminent magic publication, called it“the greatest magic show of all time!”  Celebrity Radio rates it as “the best show in Las Vegas!”, and the BBC gave it “10 stars!”

About Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation

The mission of the Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and provide funds for research, treatment, and – ultimately – a cure. Unlike many other not-for-profit charities, 100% of donations go directly to this fight; NOT one cent is deducted for ANY expenses, salaries, or overhead. Criss Angel funds the operations of the foundation personally and has since its inception in 2008. It became his life’s mission (after working with childhood causes since 2001) when his own child, Johnny Crisstopher, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2015 at 20 months old.

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Criss Angel, Partners, to Open Cablp “Criss Angel’s Breakfast, Lunch & Pizza” in Overton

Criss Angel, Partners, to Open Cablp “Criss Angel’s Breakfast, Lunch & Pizza” in Overton

OVERTON, NV — What started as a family outing of dirt biking in the Moapa Valley 45 minutes from Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas strip has turned into the latest passion for Criss Angel.

Angel and his partners, brother Costa Sarantakos and pizza master Mike Baram, will soon transform Sugars Home Plate restaurant into a new fast-casual restaurant named Cablp (pronounced Ca-blip) – Criss Angel’s breakfast, lunch & pizza.

“My family and I fell in love with the area when we took our son, Johnny Crisstopher, dirt biking nearby,” said Angel. “The more time we spent there, the more we got to know the town and the amazing people. When the opportunity came to invest in the community with this restaurant, we jumped at it.”

The restaurant will soon begin a transformation into Angel’s new vision featuring a sit-down option, walkup window and to-go service from your car with the highest quality foods, desserts and spirits. Cablp will also evolve periodically into the “The Magic Room” featuring entertainment provided by Criss & Friends. But more than that, Cablp will bring the philanthropic commitment of Angel and his partners to the Moapa Valley with a “Free Meal Outreach” program benefiting underprivileged and pediatric cancer families. Cablp will also be part of the “Earn & Learn” youth job program.

Criss and Shaunyl’s son, seven-year-old Johnny Crisstopher, has been battling Leukemia for more than five years. The Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization established in 2008, has donated over 50,000 meals to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic in addition to millions of dollars throughout the years to Cure 4 the Kids of Nevada, Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada and St. Baldricks Foundation of Northern Nevada.

Cablp is the first step in a master vision Criss has for the area.

“I’m so excited to open the first piece of what will be a much larger experience benefiting the community — Criss Angel’s Escape Camp Adventures — which will be located on acres of land I purchased this year,” said Angel. Situated at the start of Logandale trails which has become a tourist destination for riding enthusiasts throughout the country, Criss Angel’s Escape Camp will give families going through the most challenging times a beautiful escape to camp, ride and eat for free.

“This community has become very special to my family and I’ve seen the transformative effect outdoor adventures can have by watching our son embrace all the valley has to offer. In the future, we want to provide the same experience to families who are dealing with the challenges we have. Family is everything. It’s how I discovered this amazing place ‘Sugars,’ the owners Judy and Sugar and the incredible Moapa Valley community. I’m so honored to work with such talented amazing people from Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Amelia Smith to my partner Mike Baram whose wildly successful pizzeria in New Jersey produces one of the best tasting pizzas on the East coast, my brother Costa Sarantakos who ran our dad’s New York restaurants for years and all of the amazing talent – the unsung heroes – who are bringing the first part of my dream to life.”

Angel said he is looking to open in July phase one. Cablp is located at 309 S Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton, NV  89156. Once opened, please call 702-397-8084 for restaurant information.

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Criss Angel Mindfreak® the Immersive Visual Spectacular Returns to the Stage at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, July 7

Criss Angel Mindfreak® the Immersive Visual Spectacular Returns to the Stage at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, July 7

Tickets Now on Sale!

LAS VEGAS (March 14, 2021) – Criss Angel returns to his custom-designed Las Vegas stage at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on July 7 for the reopening of MINDFREAK®, a euphoric visual spectacular unlike any other experience. After a 14-month pause, guests will be welcomed back to the most innovative and technologically advanced production on the planet. MINDFREAK features Angel’s ground-breaking illusions and revolutionary magic including his signature levitation voted “The Greatest Illusion of All Time” by the most prestigious magic organization in the world, the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $69 plus tax and applicable fees, and can be purchased by Ticketmaster.com/crissangel.

“After a long hiatus, I’m ecstatic to be back on stage in the Criss Angel Theater to give audiences a visual feast, overwhelming their senses, and provide guests with the ultimate escape on the Las Vegas Strip again,” says Criss. “We’re ready to welcome back my loyal fans who made MINDFREAK one of the most popular shows in the Entertainment Capital of the World.”

Criss Angel MINDFREAK is a record-setting, box-office hit created, directed, and executive produced by Criss Angel for APWI and presented by BASE Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment.

“MINDFREAK is one of the most innovative magic concerts in the world and we’re honored to see Criss’ revolutionary illusions return to the stage at Planet Hollywood,” said Mark Maluso, chief operating officer of BASE Entertainment. “This production is a beautiful demonstration of magic, art and technology which will continue to impress sold-out audiences night after night.”

Angel’s visionary magic is set against a digitally interactive backdrop displaying more surface area of video than any other production in the world, a state-of-the-art theatrical surround sound system with more than 150 speakers, over 2,000 lighting instruments and countless visual effects and pyrotechnics. Audience members are immersed from the moment they enter the interactive lobby area and throughout the entire performance by way of 3D technology and video mapping.

“We’re eager to welcome MINDFREAK back to the stage this summer at Planet Hollywood,” said Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment for Caesars Entertainment. “Criss Angel, along with his talented MINDFREAK cast and crew, is the thrilling energy that audiences have missed this past year, and we are happy to see its return.”

Criss Angel, BASE Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment together are committed to creating an environment with high standards of sanitization and physical distancing practices for MINDFREAK cast, crew and audience members.

Criss Angel MINDFREAK performs in the Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Wednesday – Sunday at 7 p.m. beginning July 7, 2021. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $69 plus tax and applicable fees, and can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com/crissangel, or by calling (855) 234-7469. For groups of 25 or more, please call (855) 234-7469 or email EntertainmentGroupSales@caesars.com.

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Considering the current COVID-19/Coronavirus concerns, it is with deep regret that I am postponing the RAW March tour.

Considering the current COVID-19/Coronavirus concerns, it is with deep regret that I am postponing the RAW March tour.

This decision is based on the fact that a few of the cities I would be performing in are dealing with a rapid increase in the number of cases (and some deaths) and was made from a strong concern for the health and well-being of the cast, crew, and my son. Johnny Crisstopher is neutropenic and would have a very difficult time fighting ANY virus if I were to come home with something I was unaware of. With the intensity of his leukemia treatment I cannot take any chances.

We will do our best to reschedule these performances and notify ticketholders when the new dates will be, but please contact the venue or outlet you purchased tickets from for information if this affects you.

All my love,

xCriss

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Criss Angel Mindfreak® Named “The #1 Show in Las Vegas” by Celebrity Radio, the Number One Review Site in the UK and Las Vegas

Criss Angel Mindfreak® Named “The #1 Show in Las Vegas” by Celebrity Radio, the Number One Review Site in the UK and Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (May 25, 2019) – On Friday, May 24, Criss Angel MINDFREAK® was officially named “The #1 Show in Las Vegas,” by Celebrity Radio, the number one entertainment review site in the UK and Las Vegas. Presenting the accolade in front of a sold-out house, Alex Belfield of Celebrity Radio met the world-renowned illusionist on stage following his completely immersive magic concert at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

After reviewing numerous shows (including every magic and non-magic show on The Strip), and with more than 53 million viewed minutes on YouTube, the expert review site unanimously voted MINDFREAK as “the best of the best” in Las Vegas for its spectacular innovation, audience immersion and Criss’ unparalleled performance of the most revolutionary illusions. “After seeing every show possible in Las Vegas, Criss Angel MINDFREAK is by far the number #1 show in Las Vegas,” said Belfield.  Belfield has spent 15 years reviewing shows in Vegas and recorded more than 60 reviews and interviews this month alone.  “Seriously, not since “O” have I seen anything this epic, spectacular, exciting, relevant and inspiring in 20 years of reviewing theatre around the world,” he adds.

This award adds to Angel’s many coveted honors including “Magician of the Year,” “Magician of the Decade,” and “Magician of the Century.” Angel is also the youngest, and only person currently performing, to receive the most prestigious honor in the magical arts – the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Brotherhood of Magicians, in addition to being named “The Greatest of All Time” by VANISH Magazine (the world’s largest magic publication).

The Criss Angel MINDFREAK residency performs in the Criss Angel Theater, Wednesday – Sunday at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, please visit CrissAngel.comTicketmaster.com/crissangel, the Criss Angel Theater box office or by calling (855) 234-7469. Criss Angel MINDFREAK was created, directed, and produced by Criss Angel for APWI and is presented by Caesars Entertainment and BASE Entertainment

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Criss Angel Unveils Brand new Mindfreak®, an Immersive Evolution of Magic, Opening dec. 2018 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Criss Angel Unveils Brand new Mindfreak®, an Immersive Evolution of Magic, Opening dec. 2018 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

World-Renowned Illusionist Marks Return to His Original Las Vegas Stage

LAS VEGAS (July 31, 2018) – After more than a decade of dominating the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet, Criss Angel will unveil an over-the-top visual spectacular unlike any other in existence – Criss Angel MINDFREAK®, in the newly-renamed Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino opening Dec. 19, 2018. The brand-new production incorporates cutting-edge technology and boasts more than 75 illusions with 20 never-before-seen effects that will give fans the ultimate immersive experience, showcasing the iconic Angel on a massive scale. 

“It’s amazing to be back home at Planet Hollywood, where I began MINDFREAK in 2005. As that TV series changed the trajectory of magic on television, I believe my new show will do the same for live performance, creating a brand-new immersive experience that the world of entertainment has never had,” says Criss.

Hailed as the “#1 Magician on the Planet” by the Las Vegas Sun and dubbed “The Biggest Name in Las Vegas Magic” by Bloomberg Businessweek, Criss Angel is the only magician performing today honored with the highest award in the magical arts, the Lifetime Achievement award from the largest and most prestigious magic organization in the world, the nearly one hundred-year-old International Brotherhood of Magicians, given only five times in its history.  He will bring the ground-breaking new MINDFREAK to Las Vegas audiences and introduce more illusions and more technology than any other show, of any kind, in the world. This immersive evolution of MINDFREAK will combine pop culture with Angel’s iconic illusions, gripping audiences with mind-blowing visuals, pyrotechnics, LED effects, interactive lobby installations, memorabilia and more, including cutting-edge technology never before used on a live stage. 

“Criss Angel is one of the most innovative magicians in the world and we’re ecstatic to bring his brand-new show to Planet Hollywood,” said Brian Becker, CEO of BASE Entertainment. “This show will shock and charm audiences with Criss’ personal stories intertwined with revolutionary illusions and extraordinary advances in the art and technology of magic on stage.”  

Based on Angel’s breakout hit TV series MINDFREAK, which smashed records and counted an audience of more than 100 million viewers in each of its six seasons on A&E, making it the most successful magic show in television history, MINDFREAK at Planet Hollywood will showcase 90-minutes of the most mind-blowing, original and inventive illusions performed to date. 

“Planet Hollywood continues to be at the forefront of entertainment in Las Vegas,” said Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment at Caesars Entertainment. “Criss Angel’s ground-breaking new show MINDFREAK is an entirely new approach to magic and solidifies Planet Hollywood’s reputation as a premier destination for the absolute best in live entertainment in Las Vegas.”

Criss Angel MINDFREAK will begin performances on Dec. 19. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. PT. An exclusive presale for Total Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, will be available from Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, Aug. 2 at 10 p.m. PT. Tickets start at $69, plus tax and applicable fees and will available at CrissAngel.com and Ticketmaster.com/crissangel, by calling (855) 234-7469 or in-person at the Criss Angel Theater box office. A limited number of VIP Experiences will be available for each performance, including personal escort into the venue, limited edition VIP laminate, photograph and meet & greet with Criss Angel. For groups of 10 or more, please call 866-633-0195 or email Sales@BASEentertainment.com. Criss Angel MINDFREAK was created, directed, and produced by Criss Angel for APWI and is presented by BASE Entertainment. 

The Criss Angel MINDFREAK residency will play in the Criss Angel Theater, formally known as the PH Showroom, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Wednesday – Sunday at 7 p.m. 

Criss Angel’s MINDFREAK LIVE!, the “#1 Best-Selling Magic Show in Las Vegas,” celebrates its record-setting 10th anniversary and its last performance at Luxor Hotel & Casino on Oct. 28, 2018.  Don’t miss the final performances through October 28th. Get tickets now for this historic production at https://bit.ly/2Ls0yO!

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About Criss Angel

For more than a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet.  From his role as star, creator, executive producer and director of Criss Angel MINDFREAK on A&E, to countless critically acclaimed television specials, best-selling books, top-grossing retail products, sold-out touring shows and more, Criss is the most influential and imitated magician of the modern era.

His acclaimed series MINDFREAK on A&E is the most successful magic show in television history, resulting in more hours of magic during prime time than any magic show ever. His decade-long live show residency at Luxor Las Vegas was hailed as the “#1 Best-selling Magic Show in Las Vegas” (Extra) and “The #1 Magic Show of All Time!” (Las Vegas Review-Journal) and generated $150 million in revenue in 2010 as reported by Newsweek.  

Angel is also the most watched magician in television and internet history, a YouTube sensation. His “Walk on Water” clip has generated over 60 million views alone, and all of his clips combined have generated more than 300 million views. Criss has the largest social media following of any illusionist, with over six million followers.

In 2017, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Criss with the 2,615th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was dedicated at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard next to the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and across the street from the star of Houdini.

Criss has been named “Magician of the Year” an unprecedented six times, was the youngest magician inducted into the International Magicians Society Hall of Fame, was named the first recipient of “Magician of the Decade,” as well as “Magician of the Century” and “Innovator of the Decade.”  Most recently, Angel was given the highest honor in the magical arts – the Lifetime Achievement Award from the largest and most prestigious magic organization in the world (the nearly one hundred-year-old International Brotherhood of Magicians).  It has only been given five times in the IBM’s history, and Criss is the youngest artist ever to receive it and the only magician performing today that has been presented with this award.

For more information, visit CrissAngel.com or follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @CrissAngel.

About BASE Entertainment 

BASE Entertainment develops, creates, and manages live entertainment productions and venues in North America and worldwide from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Houston.  In addition to Criss Angel MINDFREAK, BASE’s current productions in Las Vegas include Magic Mike Live Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel and Nitro Circus, coming to Bally’s Hotel & Casino in the spring of 2019.  Past productions in Las Vegas include Absinthe, Rock of Ages, Million Dollar Quartet, Jersey Boys, Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular, Peepshow, Wayne Brady and Stomp Out loud, among others.  Current productions from BASE Hologram, a new division of BASE Entertainment which combines holographic film and AR technology with live performers and other production stagecraft to deliver worldwide touring concerts and theatricals/spectacles and museum and location-based residencies, including Roy Orbison – In Dreams, Callas in Concert, and Jack Horner’s World of Dinosaurs. BASE Entertainment’s founders and partners include industry veterans Brian Becker and Scott Zeiger and Beverly Hills-based private equity firm Clarity Partners.  For more information please visit BASEentertainment.com.

About Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Celebrating 10 years, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip, with 2,500 beautifully redesigned guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town, along with endless options of unparalleled shopping, distinguished dining, popular entertainment and a bustling nightlife. A bright, bold addition to the resort’s portfolio, the new Ultra-Hip Rooms feature contemporary elegance and luxury bedding. Known as the place to play for its roster of A-list celebrity guests, Planet Hollywood’s 231 newly restyled suites feature stunning views of the glittering skyline and daring décor elements such as suspended sofas, lounge-style living spaces and oversized modern artwork. The resort encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, impressive restaurants including Gordon Ramsay Burger, KOI, Strip House, and the award-winning Spice Market Buffet, an intimate wedding chapel and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The resort also features The Scene Pool Deck with the Strip’s first and only stand-alone wave machine, the FlowRider. Home to the first pop music residency in Las Vegas, Zappos Theater showcases resident headliners Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Backstreet Boys and Gwen Stefani. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more than 170 specialty stores and restaurants. Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit planethollywoodresort.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room.  Find Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

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Criss Angel to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Brotherhood of Magicians

Criss Angel to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Brotherhood of Magicians

“I am overjoyed to hear that my good friend Criss Angel has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The International Brotherhood of Magicians! The IBM is the world’s largest magic organization and I have been a proud member for 44 years. On behalf of magicians around the world I say CONGRATULATIONS CRISS! Your show makes me proud to be a magician!”–– Lance Burton

Superstar magician Criss Angel who currently has his show Mindfreak Live at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is to be presented with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the International Brotherhood of Magicians. The award will be presented at the 2018 I.B.M. Convention which will take place in Grand Rapids Michigan from July 4-7.With more prime-time television hours than any other magician in history and his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, his contributions to the art of magic have inspired a new generation of magicians. Having the most successful magic show of today, Mindfreak Live is a testament to his vast cultural impact.Simone Marron, International Secretary for the International Brotherhood of Magicians said, “Featuring over 50 magic effects, this exhilarating, innovative and breathtaking experience is a perfect example of what a Las Vegas show should be.” She added, “This incomparable honor has only been presented previously to two commercial legendary magicians – Siegfried & Roy, and now Criss Angel joins them as the most successful magician of our day.”Criss Angel is also known for his philanthropical pursuits. He has granted over 50 wishes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and has raised over $2,000,000 for pediatric cancer research through his Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation.This award has been presented a mere five times in the 95-year history of the organization, making Criss Angel the youngest recipient of this distinguished honor, which was approved unanimously by the I.B.M. Board of Trustees at its Midyear Meeting by those in attendance.Criss commented after receiving the news, “I’m grateful to be recognized by my peers with this highest honor, and vow to continue to take the art we all love even further, especially in my next live project I’m currently creating.” Criss’s contract at the Luxor ends October 28th, 2018, and he is very close to announcing the location of his next show.The next day Angel added to his statement, “There’s the I.B.M. that truly means everything, and then, in no disrespect, everyone else!”The International Brotherhood of Magicians is the largest magical organization in the world. Founded in 1922, its mission is to promote fellowship and the advancement of magic as an entertainment art through premier publications, quality conventions, an international structure and progressive leadership. The I.B.M. has active chapters in 81 countries worldwide. If you are interested in joining this prestigious organization, go to www.magician.org.Please visit this link for the full article on the International Brotherhood of Magicians website.

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International Brotherhood of Magicians award Criss Angel The Lifetime Achievement Award

International Brotherhood of Magicians award Criss Angel The Lifetime Achievement Award

Last night after witnessing Mindfreak Live at the Luxor – 15 members of the Board of Trustees of the International Brotherhood Of Magicians (IBM), the largest Magic organization in the world, voted unanimously to award Criss Angel the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award has only been given out five times in nearly 100 years, and until now the ONLY other recipients that were magic legends were Siegfried & Roy. Criss will be the youngest recipient and the only magician performing today to receive such an incomparable magic honor. “I’m grateful to be recognized by my peers with this highest honor and vow to continue to take the art we all love even further, especial in my next live project I’m currently creating.” Criss commented after getting the news last night.