The theater’s not even cold from the announcement “Zumanity” won’t be back, and ventriloquist Terry Fator already has plans to move in.
Fator will bring his new show, “Who’s the Dummy Now?,” to New York-New York for a limited engagement starting Nov. 26, 2020. The show is slated to run through Dec. 31, 2020.
It’s an odd twist Terry Fator would return to a casino owned by MGM Resorts, as he was unceremoniously given the boot by Mirage for lagging ticket sales.
He started at Mirage in March 2009. Prior to that, he did a one-year stint at the Hilton.
We got ahold of an internal communication saying Mirage was exercising its right to end the show because the average occupancy of the show was less than 75 percent of the seating capacity for a consecutive 12-month period.
While details of his deal with New York-New York haven’t been released, it sounds like this is a a space rental deal, referred to in the business a “four-walling.”
Fator, of course, made his move to Vegas after winning the second season of “America’s Got Talent.”
Terry Fator has lived a fairly colorful life offstage, some of it including controversy related to his romantic life. For example, he proposed to one of his wives, Angie, onstage in front of his then-wife, Taylor.
Fator joins a small group of shows returning to their theaters following the pandemic shutdown. Other shows include “Absinthe,” David Copperfield, Jabbawockeez, Carrot Top, Piff the Magic Dragon, “Fantasy,” The Australian Bee Gees, Tape Face, “X Country” and Thunder from Down Under, among others.
Fator will perform Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets start at a pretty reasonable $34.95.