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Every great musical has a showstopper, an unforgettable centerpiece musical number that makes the audience break out into wild applause for so long that the performers are literally forced to pause the show. The creators of Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers at The Wynn Las Vegas figured that there was no reason to settle for just one such musical number when you can create an entire show filled top to bottom with iconic set pieces.
Wynn, a Las Vegas visionary and Broadway fanatic, was inspired to create the show in his eponymous resort after he threw an elaborate birthday party for his wife in which superstar Hugh Jackman and acclaimed Broadway performer Rachel York sang a medley of popular songs backed by dancers and a full orchestra. Wynn was inspired to bring a similar show to The Strip, and the spectacle it inspired includes a cast of 60 world class performers, including Broadway caliber dancers and singers backed by a full 31 piece orchestra, passionately belting out a bulletproof set list of beloved songs from the most popular musicals of all time. The epic interpretations of the classic songs are brought to life with elaborate sets and gorgeous costumes that evoke the original productions but feel fresh and new in the hit filled show.
Among the 18 classic numbers are “All That Jazz” from Chicago, the unforgettable title song from Cabaret, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from Gypsy, and many more hits that any Broadway fan can sing along to word for word. Each song does indeed bring down the house, which is no surprise because the classy creative team behind the show includes veteran choreographers, producers, costume designers, production designers, musicians, dancers, singers, actors, and artists who have worked on Tony, Emmy, and Oscar winning productions.
Producers of Broadway musicals know that they’re lucky if they’re able to pull of one true showstopper in a production, but Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers features nothing but classic and iconic musical numbers that inspire audiences to get on their feet and cheer so loudly that they bring the show to a joyous and thrilling halt multiple times a night.