Las Vegas legend Wayne Newton sings at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on March 24
From a press release:
Tickets, which are $39.50, $49.50, and $59.50, plus applicable fees, are on sale now and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
With a career lasting over 70 years and 165 albums, Newton is a favorite among his legion of fans and is one of the most widely acclaimed and honored entertainers in history. He has performed all over the world to more than 40 million people with hits like “Heart,” “Danke Schoen,” “Red Roses for a Blue Lady,” “Summer Wind,” and “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife.”
Newton had many mentors in the early years of his career, including Jackie Gleason, Lucille Ball, Danny Thomas, George Burns, and Jack Benny. After working as an opening act for Benny in Las Vegas, Newton was awarded the opportunity to headline his own show and broke the hotel’s attendance records beginning opening night. He has since been synonymous with Las Vegas and was bestowed the first star on the Las Vegas Walk of Fame in 2004.
“I’m still doing the kind of shows I’ve always done,” Newton says, “and I can tell you one thing – people may leave one of my shows disliking Wayne Newton, but they’ll never walk out saying, ‘He didn’t work hard for us.'”
In addition to bringing his charisma and talent to over 25,000 audiences in Las Vegas, Newton has had a successful career on the big screen, including hits such as “Vegas Vacation,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “License To Kill,” and more. His television acting credits include “Bonanza,” NBC’s “Las Vegas,” “According to Jim,” “Kingdom Hospital,” the ABC miniseries “North and South, Book II,” “Roseanne,” “Ellen,” “My Wife and Kids,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “Renegade,” “Perfect Strangers,” “LA Law,” and the HBO series “Tales from the Crypt.” In addition, he starred in the highly rated “Wayne Newton’s Las Vegas” on the Travel Channel, has been the focus of the highly acclaimed series “A&E Biography,” and featured on the “E! True Hollywood Story.” His Las Vegas ranch was also featured in an episode of MTV “Cribs” and on VH-1’s “Celebrity Pets 1 & 2.”
Newton’s patriotism runs deep, and he has entertained troops in every major confrontation since the Vietnam War. In 2000, Bob Hope and the USO named him the “Chairman of the USO Celebrity Circle,” and from 2001 through 2004, he took 16 USO tours overseas.
His extraordinary life is the outgrowth of one thing – his willingness and ability to give his all. He is the entertainer’s entertainer. A born showman who combines a host of talents with an exceptional and disciplined work ethic and boundless stamina.
In his 1989 autobiography, “Once Before I Go,” Newton talked about what he was striving to accomplish. He wanted to be, he said, “a man who dares to dream and pursue it, using my head for myself and my heart for others. To leave the world a better place than I found it. I guess that’s what I hope to do.”