Liberace to be resurrected in first full length live hologram show in Las VegasEntertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A, Top Highlights Friday, December 19th, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Hologram USA has announced its partnership with the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts to produce a full scale, long running hologram show featuring Liberace. While most recent hologram projects have been short one time appearances, this will be the first to use Hologram USA’s patented technology to present a life-like experience for fans in a feature length, live show format. As Mr. Showmanship said himself, “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.”
First reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the feature-length live show that be would staged in such a way that “Liberace” would be able to interact with the audience.
Coming off the huge success of Hologram USA’s Jimmy Kimmel Live hologram on ABC, this is the first of a whole slate of celebrity resurrection projects that the company will announce over the next 30 days.
All will use the same technology that created the famous Tupac Shakur Coachella hologram which sparked the demand for audience to experience HD, 3D performances by beloved stars. (Hologram USA controls the North American license for the technology).
“This is a major step in the evolution of this medium for entertainment,” says Alki David, CEO of Hologram USA. “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. 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.”
The Liberace project will debut at a major venue in Las Vegas, where the singer lived. It will have an amazing asset that no other hologram project to date has had: the Liberace Foundation will allow the use of actual artifacts both physically and virtually in order to ensure a truly authentic Liberace experience.
“The groundbreaking work of Hologram USA was no secret to me when their team reached out to the Liberace Foundation. We were thrilled. Above all, they get it,” said Jonathan Warren, Chairman of the Liberace Foundation. “They understand what Liberace was about, and are vested in his legacy. Earnings will help us find and fund a new talent just waiting to be discovered. Now, Liberace will once more give you goosebumps. You’ll feel the warmth from his heart, the sparkle of his eye and the pure lightening from his fingertips. In the end, history is to be re-lived, not re-written, a legend never dies.”
Work has already begun on creating the Liberace Hologram show with the launch date to be announced very soon. After the Vegas launch Hologram USA will roll the show out across the USA and then globally.
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