Terry Bradshaw's next turf: the Las Vegas stage



Terry Bradshaw has worn a number of different hats over the years.

He led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl victories in six years, worked as an NFL commentator on TV, recorded gospel and country albums and appeared in several feature-length films. Add to his impressive resume a gig as a toupee model, a spokesman for Nutrisystem and the author of five books.

Now, the multi-talented Pittsburgh legend will try his hand at a different medium of entertainment this weekend -- a Las Vegas stage show.

Part 2: Rehearsal for Terry Bradshaw's stage show

This is part 2 of a behind-the-scenes look at Terry Bradshaw's Las Vegas stage show. (YouTube video; 6/28/2013)

Part 1: Rehearsal for Terry Bradshaw's stage show

Steelers hall-if-famer Terry Bradshaw is opening a stage show in Las Vegas this weekend. It's called ???Terry Bradshaw: America???s Favorite Dumb Blonde ... A Life in Four Quarters.??? (YouTube video; 6/28/2013)

The 70-minute "Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde ... A Life in Four Quarters" will consist of comedy, storytelling and singing. The 64-year-old retired quarterback will entertain an audience at the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage Hotel and Casino at 7:30 tonight and Saturday evening.

Mr. Bradshaw will be accompanied onstage by dancers and a full band. He will share stories about growing up in Louisiana, his four Super bowl rings, three marriages, modeling days and broadcasting and acting careers.

The second "quarter" will focus on his football career in Pittsburgh and how he felt to be the No. 1 draft pick in 1970.

Short video clips of the "funniest moments of his life" also will be shown throughout the show, as well as a few surprise guests, according to the Mirage.

It has always been on Mr. Bradshaw's bucket list to perform a show in Las Vegas, the show's media contact said. This show has been in the works for about three years.

"Whether it works or not, the fact that we got it to Vegas is a success," Mr. Bradshaw said to Sports Illustrated. "The most flattering thing is someone did not look at me and go, 'But he's old to do this.' "

Mr. Bradshaw told Sports Illustrated some of his friends from "Fox NFL Sunday," including Jimmy Johnson and Howie Long, will be in attendance.

He also told Sports Illustrated that he would like to perform his stage show in small towns throughout the country during the NFL offseason.

If Mr. Bradshaw finds success like heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson, this weekend's stage show could be just the beginning. Last year, Mr. Tyson made his stage show debut in Las Vegas in "Undisputed Truth." He then hit the road in spring 2013 to perform the show in 36 cities nationwide.

For tickets: $49.99-$69.99; www.mirage.com, 1-702-792-7777 or 1-800-963-9634, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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Jessica Tully: jtully@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1159 and on Twitter: @jessalynn4. First Published June 28, 2013 4:00 AM


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