Barry Manilow to Break Elvis’s Record at Westgate Las Vegas; V.P. Gordon Prouty Talks to Us

On the stage Elvis Presley made famous in Las Vegas, the International Theater, at what is now Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, music superstar Barry Manilow is about to surpass the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

During the latter portion of September, Mr. Manilow will pass Mr. Presley in the number of concerts given at the International Theater.

CYInterview was joined by Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino’s Vice President of Public and Community Relations Gordon Prouty, to speak about Barry Manilow’s upcoming achievement.

Gordon shared this about Barry Manilow making history at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino:

“Barry’s been performing here, he’s had a pretty long-term residency here at the Westgate, started at the Las Vegas Hilton back in 2005. Brought him back to Westgate in 2018. And obviously the International Theater is the stage and the theater that Elvis Presley really built and made so famous with his 636 consecutive sold out shows. Coming up in September, Barry Manilow, the weekend of September 21st through the 23rd, will be surpassing that milestone of 636 shows. And obviously that’s a really exciting time and an amazing accomplishment for Barry Manilow and his team and that show.”

Elvis Presley’s residency at what is now the West Las Vegas Resort and Casino took place from 1969 to 1976. During those years, the resort had three other names. They were: International Hotel and Casino, Hilton International Hotel and Casino and Las Vegas Hilton. Mr. Prouty said this about Elvis’s legacy at the hotel:

“The joke about Elvis has left the building, Elvis really never did leave this building. The legacy that he left here, you know, we, anecdotally, I always run into people on the casino floor, you can kind of tell when they are looking around and they ask, ‘Where’s the theater?’ You know, their next thing is going to be, ‘Would I be able to see it? Is this where Elvis performed?’ He’s such a legend and you know, to this day, it’s been important.”

You can watch the entire CYInterview with Gordon Prouty below:

You can find out more information about Barry Manilow’s upcoming concerts at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino by clicking here.