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David Cassidy To Perform in Vegas

July 29, 1999

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ David Cassidy has a reason to get happy _ he’s signed a multi-year contract to perform at one of the city’s resorts.

Cassidy and the Rio Suite Hotel & Casino announced Wednesday that the former teen idol will produce a new show at the resort, opening in January.

``I will do a hybrid Broadway musical,″ Cassidy said. ``It will have a story and it will appeal to a large demographic audience.

Cassidy began his career as a sibling in the ’70s television series ``The Partridge Family.″ He moved to Las Vegas three years ago to headline the $75 million ``EFX″ stage spectacular at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, leaving the show in December.

Cassidy said his new show will be a ``very high energy″ production.

``It will give me an opportunity to play a character much like myself,″ he said. ``I will not be playing David Cassidy. I will be playing a character with a lot of similarities.″

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