updated 03/13/2003 AT 1:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/13/2003 AT 1:00 PM ET
Hail, Caesar. The Las Vegas palace is about to have two of the biggest names in show-biz perform on its new stage: Celine Dion and Jerry Seinfeld.
Not that they’ll be performing at the same time.
Dion, 34, will unveil her new show, titled “A New Day,” from Caesars Palace’s new $95 million, 4,000-seat Colosseum on March 25 with a live telecast on CBS hosted by Justin Timberlake.
“Celine in Las Vegas: Opening Night Live” will air just in time for the release of Dion’s new album, “One Heart,” also due out March 25.
Directed by Cirque du Soleil’s Franco Dragone, Dion’s long-gestating Vegas extravaganza features 58 dancers, musicians, characters and artists in a combination of song, performance art, theatrical innovation, and state-of-the-art technology, the Associated Press reports.
Dion will perform five shows a week, 40 shows a year for three years. Her pay: $100 million, plus 50 percent of the profits, according to Time magazine.
As for new father Seinfeld, 48, he is set to perform at the Colosseum on May 2-3, while Dion is on vacation.
“Caesars Palace is committed to presenting only the elite of the elite in the entertainment world and Seinfeld certainly fits that category,” Caesars spokesman Michael Coldwell tells AP.
No word on how much Jer’s being paid for the gig.