You might have squinted at him on the cover of Babel by Mumford & Sons, but come December you'll be able to see Piff The Magic Dragon performing in focus at Rose.Rabbit.Lie., the $12.8 million social club, nightclub and restaurant coming to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Behind a dragon persona, highly acclaimed magician John van der Put and his levitating, card trick performing chihuahua sidekick, Mr. Piffles, will be joining a team curated by Spiegelworld, the producers behind Absinthe at Caesars Palace.
A story breaking tweet by Teller of Vegas institutions Penn & Teller announced Piff had joined the cast.
Van der Put's creation rose to U.K. attention with a career-making performance on the TV contest Penn & Teller: Fool Us, where magicians competed to impress the magic duo. His routine attracted the attention of modern folkies Mumford & Suns, who brought him on tour as support act and placed him on the cover of their last CD.
[Penn & Teller: Fool Us: YouTube]
Piff will become part of the nightly entertainment at Rose.Rabbit.Lie., with shows, or "cantos," slotted for 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and late night. Tickets for each theatrical immersion, titled Vegas Nocturne, will be $125 for the earlier hours and $30 for the late show, with cocktails and dinner service beginning at 6 p.m. Although the performances are said to surround guests, the Piff persona is best suited to a stage environment, hinting at a more formal layout to the eventual space. A Dec. 30 debut is promised by the Cosmopolitan.
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