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SOURCE Cirque du Soleil
EXCLUSIVELY AT NEW YORK-NEW YORK IN LAS VEGAS
LAS VEGAS, June 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, Friday, June 27, Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil proudly welcomed the premiere of television personality and actress NeNe Leakes for an exclusive 10-show engagement in celebration of the show's 10th anniversary year through Tuesday, July 1, at New York-New York Hotel & Casino. Leakes' guest appearance as the "Mistress of Sensuality" marks the first time Cirque du Soleil has integrated a celebrity into one of its shows in the company's 30-year history.
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"It's been an incredible journey with Cirque du Soleil and costume designer Gilbert Chagoury," said Leakes. "I am honored to take the ZUMANITY stage this week as the 'Mistress of Sensuality,' an experience I will never forget!"
No stranger to drama, Leakes recently was a cast member on the Emmy nominated "Dancing with the Stars," has been a starring cast member of Bravo TV's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" since 2008 and spin-off series "I Dream of NeNe" in 2013, which set the stage for her breakout roles on FOX's "Glee" and NBC's "The New Normal." Zumanity marks Leakes' live theatrical debut.
"Zumanity has been a favorite of celebrity guests for 10 years," said Jerry Nadal, Senior Vice President of Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows. "Being able to take a fan like NeNe and make her a part of our show is an exciting creative opportunity for all of us."
A provocative cabaret-style production, Zumanity is on the cutting edge of contemporary, adult-themed entertainment and blends playful innuendo with daring eroticism inside the intimate theater. Leakes brings her bold and vivacious personality as the show's host and emcee, the "Mistress of Sensuality," for her 10-show run. Accompanied by a seductive cast of multi-talented acrobats, contortionists, aerial artists and dancers, Leakes is fully immersed in the Cirque du Soleil experience with extravagant, custom costume creations and dramatically designed makeup looks.
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