Thursday, July 30, 2009 | 9:03 a.m.
Harrah's Entertainment Inc.'s Flamingo Las Vegas today announced the brother-sister duo Donny & Marie have extended their headliner contract for an additional two years, through October 2012.
Donny & Marie opened at the center-Strip property on Sept. 9, 2008.
"Donny & Marie are amazing professionals who come to work every night and really leave it all on stage, which is why they continue to be the hottest ticket in town a year after opening," Don Marrandino, president of Flamingo Las Vegas, said in a statement. "They have recreated the magic of legendary performers on the Strip with their incredible talent and we are thrilled to have them as our headliners for at least the next three years."
"I guess this is a 'lease to own' situation," Marie Osmond jokingly said in the statement. "It's great that the Flamingo is so happy with our show that they want us to 'park it' for another two years. We love the Vegas audiences, so it's all good."
"You mean I have to work with my sister for another two years?" added Donny Osmond. "All kidding aside, we love it at the Flamingo and we're excited to continue to entertain the audiences here in Las Vegas for the next few years."
Presented by Chip Lightman Entertainment, Donny & Marie is a 90-minute variety show that incorporates singing, dancing, comedy and the stars' brother-sister banter.
Nightly, 60 fans have the chance to purchase VIP ticket packages that include prime seating and a post-show meet-and-greet with Donny & Marie.
Donny & Marie runs Tuesday-Saturday with tickets running $90, $104, $120 and $255 (plus tax and fees).