A 21-year run by "Splash" ended Sept. 30, 2006, at the Riviera. The Moscow Circus is signed to take over the showroom. The last show was on the night of September 30, 2006.
"Splash" owner/producer Meshulam Riklis, the 83-year-old former owner of the Riviera, announced the show's closure in a press release. The cast and crew, informed on Thursday night, were left stunned by the surprising one-week notice, sources said.
Over the years, the show's speciality acts included Bela Tabak's Riders of the Thunderdome, Dan Gibson as Tom Jones, Homelani Kupau as Elvis, Melissa Lamunyon as Ann-Margret, Etienne Carreira as Eminem, ice dancers Mikhail Panin, Margarita Barber and Irina Grigorian, gauchos Hugo Latorre and Eduardo Lome and the juggling Richard Brothers.