Park MGM, Las Vegas’ newest resort, celebrated its official grand opening this weekend with the debut of Lady Gaga’s residency, Lady Gaga Enigma, the introduction of Las Vegas’ first Eataly and the launch of On The Record, a new speakeasy and club.
Lady Gaga performed before a sold-out crowd for the first night of her residency, which will run through 2019. Developed exclusively for Park MGM’s intimate Park Theater, the six-time GRAMMY Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award-nominated superstar’s engagement consists of two separate shows, each offering an immersive only-in-Vegas experience anchored by the pop star’s raw talent and sprinkled with her signature experimental performance art: Lady Gaga Enigma, a never-before-seen journey through the star’s pop hits and Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano, debuting January 20, featuring stripped-down versions of her hits alongside music from the Great American Songbook.
Delivering new takes on the statement-making performances for which she is renowned and thrilling the crowd with hits ranging from “Bad Romance,” “Telephone” and “Just Dance” to “Million Reasons” and “Shallow,” the inaugural performance of Lady Gaga Enigma wowed the crowd of more than 5,200 fans who came ready to party.
Opening night guests included pop superstar Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom; Avengers actor Jeremy Renner; Foo Fighter’s lead singer Dave Grohl; current Queen frontman Adam Lambert; award-winning actress Marisa Tomei; Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba; a capella group Pentatonix; and actress and director Regina King.
Los Angeles scene-makers and twin brothers Jonnie and Mark Houston hosted the evening’s official after-party, premiering their new modern speakeasy and club concept, On The Record. Hidden behind a functioning record-store entry, the club spans three rooms, including indoor and outdoor spaces, dance floors, a patio bar and three hidden karaoke rooms. It also boasts the ultra-intimate 25-seat Vinyl Parlor, where a lineup of top bartenders from coast to coast serve as Bartenders-in-Residence. Inspired by music across the decades, On The Record fuses meticulous period design and authentic music nostalgia, such as framed vinyl and a decommissioned 1963 Bristol Lodekka double-decker bus converted into a DJ booth.