E! HEADS TO LAS VEGAS FOR "MEN OF THE STRIP," AN ALL-NEW SPECIAL CHRONICLING THE MAKING OF SIN CITY'S NEWEST MALE REVUE
LOS ANGELES – March 13, 2014 – Las Vegas has got a brand-new all-male revue, and E! viewers will follow along as all the elements of the sexy new show comes together - from the auditions and casting, to the distinctive choreography, dance training, to all of the drama among the hunky male performers - in the network's heart-pounding, 90-minute docusoap event, "Men of the Strip" premiering Monday, May 26 at 8:00PM EP/PT only on E!
The "Men of the Strip" revue is the brainchild of Jeff Timmons of the internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum selling group 98 Degrees, Emmy nominated choreographer Glenn Douglas Packard, and entertainment entrepreneur “Money Mike” Foland. "Men of the Strip” is a fresh take on one of the world's most exciting professions, the male revue. The hippest, hottest and sexiest male entertainers, led by Timmons, will add singing and athleticism to their sensuous stage performance, making “Men of the Strip” the next big thing in the city that's seen it all.
The docusoap follows the journey of this hot new property as they wrap up their grassroots U.S. tour, and prep for their first Las Vegas performance, in hopes of finding a residency on the famed Vegas Strip. From casting for a new member and dealing with personal relationships, to grueling rehearsals and juggling their private and professional lives, the reality event culminates in their make-or-break Vegas performance. Cameras capture all the action as the testosterone-fueled performers give it their all for adoring female fans — while taking it all off!
The "Men of the Strip" include sexy performers Chris Boudreaux from Las Vegas, NV, Joel Saijun from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Nate Estimada from San Jose, CA, Kyle Efthemes from Chesapeake, VA, Derek North from Chicago, IL, and Keith Webb and Charles Dera, both from Philadelphia, PA.
Jeff Timmons is the founding member of 98 Degrees, which has sold more than 15 million albums. The group's albums reached gold or platinum status in more than 60 countries around the world. Recently he was dubbed the "New Mr. Las Vegas," while headlining as guest host for Chippendale's show in Las Vegas. His addition to the Chippendales cast broke box office records and propelled the brand into the Las Vegas entertainment mainstream. Glenn Douglas Packard has worked with some of the biggest acts in entertainment, including Timbaland, Pink, Missy Elliot, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and Usher. Called upon to reinvent the world-famous Chippendale's for their 25th anniversary, Glenn's direction and choreography remain in their New York City, Las Vegas and European shows to this day.
"Men of the Strip" is produced by Brian Graden Media for E! Brian Graden, Lois Curren, Gaurav Misra and Leane Vandeman are executive producers.
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