Landau to host the new reality television series “Circus Suites” Coming Soon on Vimeo
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. the Soul and Sinatra singing season six winner of NBC Television’s “America’s Got Talent” has signed on as the host and ringmaster of the new reality television series “Circus Suites,” which will debut in August on the Vimeo streaming service.
“Circus Suites” is the brainchild of Executive Producer and former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clown Paul Miller, who says the show will be a mix of MTV’s “The Real World,” HGTV’s “Flip That House” and “The Muppet Show.”
Cameras will follow a community of circus performers, costumers, concessionaires, and roustabouts as they rehab a historic home by day and rehearse a new circus show by night, performing with live bands and their original music each week. The first home to become a “Circus Suites” is located in Ludlow, KY, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, and was the former office for Duro Paper Bag Co., the largest paper bag manufacturer in the world.
Landau will serve as the Ringmaster/host of “Circus Suites,” monitoring the colorful collection of circus performers as they rehab their soon-to-be new home and carefully try to integrate into a skeptical community.
Murphy will also perform alongside the circus entertainers Saturday night, July 22nd, at 7 pm at the Ludlow Theatre before a live studio audience, crooning classics from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and the Great American Songbook while audience members vote for their favorite circus performers. Landau will be accompanied by the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Big Band (KSO).
“I’m excited to be a part of “Circus Suites-I know I’m going to see some amazing performances just like when I was on AGT; I can’t wait!” said Landau about his return to reality television.
“The circus is a nomadic life. Many professional artists tour and, when not touring, need a place to live, train and call home. Artists are usually the first to contribute to community development, creating where rent is cheap and moving when priced out by real estate developers. That’s one of the reasons why Landau, an artist who was homeless before he won “America’s Got Talent”, is the perfect celebrity Ringmaster to host Circus Suites,” said Miller, the former clown, and the show’s Executive Producer.
Amy Spiller, president of Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky, is a longtime supporter of Miller and his community involvement in the region through Circus Mojo.
“In 2012, the Duke Energy Foundation was proud to award an Urban Revitalization grant to Paul Miller and his vision to create a training center for circus in the City of Ludlow. A decade later, Circus Mojo is an outstanding example of restoring a blighted, vacant building to spur economic growth and create a vibrant community gathering space. We are thrilled with Circus Mojo’s success and look forward to more developments.”