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Wayne Newton's new show on Strip starts Thursday

Posted at 6:31 AM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 23:59:00-04

It's official. Mr. Las Vegas is back with an all-new show on the Las Vegas Strip.

The legendary Wayne Newton will return to the stage after more than five years with his all-new and original production, “Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal,” at the Windows Showroom at Bally’s Las Vegas beginning April 21, 2016.

Newton took the time off to spend with his family and to prepare his estate, Casa de Shenandoah, for tours.

The new show will feature crowd favorites including platinum record hit, “Danke Schoen,” as well as engage with the audience by answering questions. Newton will also play an assortment of musical instruments in the show.

“I can't tell you how thrilled I am to return home to the Las Vegas stage, especially to perform such a personal and unique show.  This will be very different and a more intimate show than I’ve done in the past and I’m looking forward to interacting with each audience and sharing stories from my life in Las Vegas, some of which I've never told before," Newton said.

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Newton, who is also known as The Midnight Idol, got his start at a very early age in local clubs, theaters and fairs in Ohio. His first television performance was in 1962 on "The Jackie Gleason Show."

After performing with Jack Benny for several years, Newton was given a headline act at the Flamingo Hotel in 1972.

In 1994, Newton performed his 25,000th solo show in Las Vegas and in 1999, he signed a 10-year deal with the Stardust.

The singer took a break from the stage in Las Vegas in 2005, but he was back in 2009 with a show at the Tropicana. Since then, he has been touring, spending time with family, doing charity work, and working on plans for public tours of his estate near the Las Vegas airport.

Tickets may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling (702) 777-2782 or in person at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office beginning Thursday, April 7. Ticket prices start at $75. A VIP package is available for $150 and includes VIP seating and a meet and greet. Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees. All shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.