Labor Day is upon us and that means we’re all gearing up for the fall season after another long, luxurious summer in Atlantic City at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. That’s assuming, of course, you managed to get away this summer and enjoy a little down time.
Autumn is the season when we all seem to reboot. It’s back to school, back to work, back to the daily grind. Sure, there’s some good stuff like football season, new TV shows, fall foliage … but it also means shorter days, leaves to rake, driving the kids to soccer practice and an ever-shrinking amount of time for holiday shopping.
You know, just thinking about it makes you want to plan another getaway … a fall escape … a fall escape to Borgata. We are, after all, the getaway specialists and we’ll let you in on a little secret – autumn is a beautiful time of year in Atlantic City and along the Jersey Shore.
If you’ve not seen Kristin Chenoweth live, you are in for a major treat. The Tony and Emmy winning actress and songstress is headed to Borgata this weekend, August 19 and 20, for two memorable concerts that will leave you both laughing and touched by the petite singing sensation.
This August, Borgata is turning to the Great White Way to heat up their entertainment options. Some of Broadway’s biggest performers from Hamilton, Wicked, and The Phantom of the Opera area headed to the Atlantic City resort for multiple memorable summer nights full of show tunes we all know and love.
In case you were wondering, yes, Jane Lynch can really sing.
The actress, best known for her stint in the insanely popular Fox television hit Glee, took to the Borgata Music Box stage on Saturday evening, along with a bunch of her friends in harmony, to perform her touring set aptly titled See Jane Sing. It was a delightful series of song with quite a punch of darkly humorous sarcasm weaved throughout. Ms. Lynch’s lighthearted night of entertainment was just what the doctor ordered…
“How many of you have never been to a drag show?”
A shocking number of the audience members at Borgata’s Music Box raised their hands after one of the evening’s queens asked this question at Saturday’s America’s Drag Stars performance. It was the second in a series of all-star drag shows that OUT at Borgata presented, lead and curated by New York’s own Sherry Vine, featuring some of the hottest drag talent around. In short: if it was your first drag experience, you got a good taste of what to expect from a show.
At Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, we’re extremely proud to be known as the premiere destination for everything from fine dining, to casino action, to the best nightlife in Atlantic City.
So it is only appropriate that Borgata be the home of the sexiest, most ribald show to be found anywhere on the East Coast. Yes, we said ribald.
We’re talking about “The Burlesque Show,” which has become a summer staple here at Borgata and returns to the Borgata Music Box every Thursday starting May 12 through October 20.
It’s not every day at the Borgata Blog that we get to tell you about another of our new hotel packages at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and get to use a great pun.
So let us introduce a great new package designed for comedy lovers we’re calling the Bor-HaHa Hotel Package.
Get it. Borgata … Bor-HaHa.
Ok, maybe we’re using the description “great” pun a little loosely, but it doesn’t change the fact that our new Bor-HaHa Hotel Package is a great deal for fans of stand-up comedy and the Borgata Comedy Club.
Start by sipping cocktails at Long Bar, then laugh out loud with some of the region’s top comics, before slipping into 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets in your signature Borgata bed.
Starting at $129 a night, you get:
In an amazing coup for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, presidential candidate Donald Trump will be appearing at Borgata’s Music Box this Friday, April 15, with a lineup of special guests likely to include John Madden, Charles Barkley, various sportscasters from ESPN and Fox sports and possibly Morgan Freeman and William Shatner.
And that’s just for openers.
How, you ask, could Borgata pull off such an awesome show this late in the presidential campaign?
Easy, we booked one guy – comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo.
You know Caliendo from his comic stint on “Fox NFL Sunday” and his long run on “Mad TV” – which The CW just announced it is reviving – and for being one of the best celebrity impressionists anywhere.
On April 15, Caliendo brings his cast of thousands to The Music Box for a 9pm show.
Though it’s hard to pin down which of Caliendo’s impersonations is the most popular – John Madden is a good guess – given the current political climate, it’s pretty easy to guess which is the most popular right now – Donald Trump.
“People go crazy for it,” Caliendo recently said in an interview with The Salamanca Press. “It’s probably the thing people like the most right now.”
But that doesn’t mean other celebs like Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro and former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. might not show up.
There was a time in entertainment when variety was king.
A variety show wasn’t exactly a concert, or a comedy show, or an acrobatic show or any one thing in particular kind of show. It was all of the above and more.
From Vaudeville to the great variety shows of early American television such as the “Ed Sullivan Show,” variety shows ruled from the late 1800s to the mid-20th century.
The secret to these shows was that the audience never knew what was coming next. A singer could be followed by a plate spinner. The plate spinner might be followed by an animal act and then a comic. Next up was a troupe of acrobats followed by a magician.
In the end, the name spoke for itself – Variety.
And we here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa are bringing them back with The Great American Variety Show playing Thursdays at Borgata’s Music Box now through May 5.
For our variety show, we’ve got an “America’s Got Talent” finalist in Clint Carvalho and his parrot (Yes, it’s a parrot act), acrobats, local illusionist Michael Grasso (another “America’s Got Talent” veteran), knife throwers, comedy and a roller skate thrill act (That’s right, roller skates).
Check out this lineup: