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MSG Entertainment Partners With Cirque

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Cirque du Soleil, MSG Entertainment and BASE Entertainment have announced a brand new Cirque production, titled Wintuk, to be presented exclusively at the Theater at Madison Square Garden from November 1, 2007 – January 6, 2008.

“This is a real first for MSG Entertainment and Cirque du Soleil,” Jay Marciano, president of MSG Entertainment, said in a statement. “The debut of Wintuk this holiday season marks the first time that these world-class entertainment companies will unite to present a Cirque du Soleil production, created exclusively for the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Premiering only in New York, we look forward to entertaining audiences with Wintuk throughout the holidays for the next several years.”

“This new creative challenge for Cirque du Soleil is very inspiring,” said Gilles Ste-Croix, Cirque's senior vice president of creative content. “Creating a new show based on a family-oriented storyline and theme has made us look at different artistic forms. We're using large-scale puppetry and transforming traditional acrobatic numbers into fun and games experienced from a child's perspective. We really hope Wintuk's tale will create a sense of child-like wonderment in the audience.”

Wintuk has been designed exclusively for the Theater at Madison Square Garden – Cirque du Soleil's first permanent address in New York for a show presented outside the Big Top. Additionally, Wintuk will be the first Cirque du Soleil show created specifically for a family audience.

Tickets for Wintuk go on sale on Sunday, April 29, 2007. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers