Hologram Show of Famed Entertainer Liberace Will Play Vegas

News   Hologram Show of Famed Entertainer Liberace Will Play Vegas
 
Władziu Valentino Liberace, the pianist known for his outlandish and creative attire, will be presented in the world's first "feature-length, live show format" Las Vegas extravaganza featuring a high-definition, 3-D hologram of the deceased entertainer, according to UT San Diego.

Presented by Hologram USA and the Las Vegas-based Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts, the show will be "staged in such a way that Liberace will be able to interact with the audience — the suspension of disbelief the performance will cause will leave fans certain he has come back," Hologram USA CEO Alki David said in a statement.

"This is a major step in the evolution of this medium for entertainment," David added. "With our partners at the Liberace Foundation we'll be able to stage a show so lifelike — the room will be filled with all of the great singer's charm and charisma."

Liberace, who died in 1987 at the age of 67, was known for his flamboyant piano playing and ostentatious stage shows as well as his opulent lifestyle. He was portrayed by Michael Douglas in the 2013 HBO TV movie "Behind the Candelabra."

The high-definition, 3-D simulation of deceased hip-hop star Tupac, featured at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, was created utilizing technology whose license is controlled by Hologram USA.

"They (Hologram USA) understand what Liberace was about, and are vested in his legacy," Liberace Foundation Chairman Jonathan Warren told UT San Diego. "Earnings (from the show) will help us find and fund a new talent just waiting to be discovered." A venue and opening date for the show have not been confirmed.

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