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The rumors regarding Steve Wynn wanting to take over creative control of Le Reve are correct.

Today the company reported that they have purchased Dragone's interest in the Le Reve production for just over $15MM.

Supposedly Steve wants to add lasers, special effects and pyrotechnics to the show.

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June 6, 2006 8:20 AM Posted by Brian Fey

This should be interesting.

June 6, 2006 9:14 AM Posted by mike_ch

I guess I should get on down there and see the original vision before it's lost to explosions and the sharks-with-frickin-lasers tank, then.

I thought this show was doing better? Well, far better than Ave Q anyway. I know it bombed with the critics but then I heard it was doing better ticket sales than expected.

June 6, 2006 9:35 AM Posted by Pikes

No profit again next quarter!

June 6, 2006 9:51 AM Posted by Craig

This just sucks. Definately one of my favorite shows. I like that it is a little different, dark, and edgy compared to other shows on the strip. I appreciate Wynn wanting to have "the" resort with "the" premier show on the strip. Unfortunately, great shows like Avenue Q and Le Reve don't quite generate the buzz he was looking for.

June 6, 2006 11:51 AM Posted by Mike P.

Bring on the white tigers!

August 17, 2006 12:41 PM Posted by detroit1051

Le Reve must still be struggling. An LV Sun columnist reported that Wynn employees are being incentivized to sell tickets:

"Speaking of tickets (or, rather, writing about them), Wynn Las Vegas is offering an uncommonly generous 10 percent commission to its staff for selling tickets to shows at the hotel. At the moment that covers "Le Reve," and this is either a way to reward aggressive ticket selling or to boost tepid sales for the show, or both. Also, we're told that the opening for "Spamalot" will not be until the spring of 2007 at the earliest. It was originally scheduled to open in February"

August 17, 2006 2:05 PM Posted by Mike E

Looking at Wynn's own site, it's obvious they're pushing Le Reve with rich imagery and it being the center selection (it wasn't before).

I'm still waiting on it. I can't get myself to see it now knowing it'll be drastically different a few months down the line.