Sharp-witted comic perfect fit for property

LAS VEGAS -- If ever there was a perfect fit between a performer and a hotel property, Rita Rudner and the New York-New York Hotel & Casino are it.

Although she is more soft-spoken than hard-boiled, comedienne Rudner is the quintessential New Yorker, with her sharp wit and acerbic commentary.

The 451-seat Cabaret Theater, which was built exclusively for Rudner, is the perfect complement to her hour-long act, offering a fairly intimate setting featuring rows of straight-backed chairs equipped with plastic cupholders.

Single-serve bottles of wine and water can be purchased outside the theater doors before ticketholders head into the show.

The show is scheduled to run through 2004. Performances are at 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 9 p.m. on Fridays; and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturdays.

Note that the show does not start until the last person is seated, even if that occurs after the show's published starting time, according to the ticket agent at the box office.

Tickets are priced at $49 per person and can be reserved by calling (800) 693-6763 or (702) 740-6815 or by visiting the hotel's Web site at - A.B.

To contact reporter Amy Baratta, send e-mail to [email protected] .

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