David Cassidy in the News
The Rat Pack is Back
July 7, 2000
The Las Vegas Sun
"Insiders are speculating that the closing of "The Rat Pack is Back" at the Sahara hotel-casino won't be the final curtain for the tribute show. Although co-producer David Cassidy is on vacation this week, sources say that at least three major Strip properties are interested in bringing back "The Rat Pack" for its third incarnation.
Sources are also saying that cast members very much want to hang in there until the show finds a new home. The trouble wasn't ticket sales or lack of popularity. The trouble was magician Steve Wyrick.
Wyrick, whose scheduled show for the Sahara was originally slated to open back in February, has been the source of a couple of headaches for the hotel. Opening dates have had to be significantly postponed as special considerations for Wyrick's multimillion-dollar production were repeatedly being reworked. As things finally came to fruition -- an opening date has now been announced for sometime "in the next 60 days" -- ticket prices for the magic show landed in the very same ballpark as those of "The Rat Pack is Back." Loyal to Wyrick, who was drawing capacity crowds at the Lady Luck for two years, the Sahara had to cut something -- and the tribute show got the ax."