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Cirque du Soleil Goes To Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, CA, (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) Cirque du Soleil has announced plans to open a major new show at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

The new $100 million dollar production is the centerpiece of a 10-year agreement between the two companies. A cast of 75 performing artists will present the show in the 3,400-seat theatre 368 times a year, and while few details about the production's content are available now, Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté announced that it would focus on Hollywood's place in the history of cinema.

"Hollywood movies are important in so many ways, artistically, culturally and socially," Laliberté noted. "They don't just entertain, they inform, inspire and move audiences all around the world. They've changed the way we think and the way we live, and they've certainly had a positive influence on Cirque du Soleil."

Cirque's partner in the venture is CIM Group, the owner of Hollywood & Highland Center where Kodak Theatre is located. The theatre is perhaps best known for hosting the Academy Awards.

"Cirque du Soleil is an internationally renowned performance company. Bringing a permanent show to the Kodak Theatre is a tremendous attraction for both residents and tourists," said Shaul Kuba, founder and principal, CIM Group. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers