Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood at Tropicana
WHO ARE THEY: Colin Mochrie was a member of the famed Second City troupe. After nine years on the British production of "Whose Line is it Anyway?," Mochrie joined the American television version. In 1994 Mochrie played the role of Mike Brady in a musical version of "The Brady Bunch." Mochrie began hosting the Canadian version of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" in 2007.
Brad Sherwood is a New Mexico native who joined "Whose Line is it Anyway?" in 1992 and has performed stand-up comedy throughout the United States and Canada. Sherwood and Mochrie began doing a two-man improv stage show in 2003 and in 2011 released the DVD "Colin & Brad: Two Man Group."
WHAT TO EXPECT: For the past decade Mochrie and Sherwood achieved great success touring with their two-man improv comedy show. Mochrie and Sherwood are improv masters who have honed their craft over the years and their performances are both hilarious and amazing.
WHAT'S NEW: Mochrie and Sherwood recently returned to "Whose Line is it Anyway."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $29.75, $35.75 and $44.75, and the shows begin 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17, at the Tropicana Casino and Resort Showroom, Tropicana.
Huey Lewis and the News at Harrah's
WHO ARE THEY: Huey Lewis and the News combined a bar band mentality, catchy songs and humorous music videos to create the perfect formula for mid-1980s success. Their 1983 album "Sports" was a major commercial breakthrough, selling more than 7 million copies and featuring the hit singles "Heart and Soul," "I Want a New Drug," "The Heart of Rock & Roll" and "If This is It." In 1985 the band scored their first No. 1 hit with "The Power of Love," from the "Back to the Future" soundtrack. The band's 1986 album "Fore!" featured the hit singles "Stuck With You," "Hip to be Square," "Jacob's Ladder," "I Know What I Like" and "Doing it all for My Baby."
WHAT TO EXPECT: The band's repertoire lends itself very well to the gritty live performances that one would expect from a bar band.
WHAT'S NEW: In May, Huey Lewis and the News released a 30th anniversary edition of "Sports," which featured a disc of live cuts.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $45, $55 and $75, and the show begins 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Harrah's Resort.
J. Anthony Brown at Resorts
WHO IS HE: J. Anthony Brown is an actor, comedian and radio personality who was originally a tailor, but entered a local gong show contest at an Atlanta nightclub and ended up being invited back to host on a regular basis, launching his career in show business. In 1989 he began writing for "The Arsenio Hall Show" and later went on to write for "The Parenthood" and "Me and the Boys." Over the years he has performed on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "An Evening at the Improv" and "It's Showtime at the Apollo," and has had recurring roles on "Moesha" and "Living Single." Currently Brown appears on the nationally syndicated radio program "The Tom Joyner Morning Show."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $30 and $40, and the shows begin 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Resorts Casino Hotel's Superstar Theater.
HBO Boxing After Dark at Revel
WHAT TO EXPECT: Revel Casino Hotel will play host to the World Middleweight Championship bout between the reigning IBF Middleweight Champion Daniel Geale and the IBF No. 6 contender Darren Barker. The event will be televised live on HBO "Boxing After Dark." The 32-year-old Geale hails from Australia and holds a professional record of 29-1 with 15 KOs, while the 31-year-old Barker is from England and has an equally impressive record of 25-1 with 16 KOs. It has all the makings of a classic bout. The event also features Nathan Cleverly vs. Sergey Kovalev and Kiko Martinez vs. Johnathan Romero.
WHAT'S NEW: Geale's most recent bout was in January when he defeated Anthony Mundine in a 12-round unanimous decision. In March, Barker defeated Simone Rotolo with a TKO in the fourth round.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $39.75, $49.75, $74.75, $109.75 and $159.75, and the event begins 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Revel's Ovation Hall.
WHO IS HE: Mandel's career took off during the 1980s when he starred on the hit show "St. Elsewhere." Later he was the creator and executive producer of "Bobby's World," an Emmy-nominated animated children's series. Mandel also did the voices for the title character and his father in the show. The comedian is also known for his hidden camera segments on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," the popular game show "Deal or No Deal" on NBC and currently as a judge on NBC's "America's Got Talent."
WHAT TO EXPECT: Mandel has been performing at Atlantic City casinos for years and has a reputation for giving some of his most hilarious performances here. Mandel spends an average of 200 days a year on the road touring, so he's definitely a performer who has spent time honing his craft.
WHAT'S NEW: Mandel's new hidden-camera television show "Deal With It" premiered in July on TBS.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $65 and $75, and the show begins 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa's Music Box.
Oh What a Night of Doo-Wop and
Rock 'n' Roll at Trump Taj Mahal
WHO ARE THEY: "Oh What a Night of Doo-Wop and Rock 'n' Roll" is presented by LAR Enterprises and features performances by Kenny Vance and the Planotones, Jay Siegel's Tokens, Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles and Jimmy Clanton.
Vance has had a long career, initially making it big with Jay and the Americans and later working with Steely Dan. Vance began doing film work, producing and writing on the soundtrack to "Eddie and the Cruisers" and "Animal House."
The Tokens are best known for their 1961 No. 1 hit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and the Top 20 hit "Tonight I Fell in Love."
Reeves was a member of the girl group The Shirelles and acted as the primary lead singer. The group is known for the hits "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Dedicated to the One I Love," "Mama Said," "Baby It's You" and "Soldier Boy."
Known as the "swamp pop R&B teenage idol," Clanton scored a hit in 1958 with "Just a Dream."
WHAT TO EXPECT: It will be a celebration of doo-wop and rock 'n' roll at the Taj on Saturday night when "Oh What a Night of Doo-Wop and Rock 'n' Roll" comes to the Xanadu. The lineup is an impressive one, and concert-goers will sing and dance the night away listening to songs such as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Mama Said," "Rock n' Roll is Here to Stay," "Just a Dream" and "Go Jimmy Go."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $45 and $55, and the show begins 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Trump Taj Mahal's Xanadu.
WHO IS HE: Robby Krieger is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who made his mark on music history as the guitarist and co-songwriter for The Doors. In the late 1960s the band emerged as one of the most innovate groups on the Los Angeles music scene. Their music captured the dark side of the hippie generation with hits such as "Break on Through," "Light My Fire" and "L.A. Woman," and Krieger's guitar playing was a huge part of their unmistakable sound. His unforgettable solo in "Light My Fire" takes what could have been just a simple pop song to new heights. Krieger had toured with Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek until Manzarek's death earlier this year.
WHAT TO EXPECT: It's tough to predict what would have become of The Doors had Jim Morrison not died that night in Paris 42 years ago, but the music has definitely stood the test of time and Krieger is one of the reasons it's stayed alive. Krieger embraced The Doors legacy, performing the music both solo and with his surviving bandmates, and on Saturday, less than three months since the death of Manzarek, he comes to the cozy confines of Harrah's Eden Lounge to perform a free concert. Fans won't want to miss Krieger performing Doors hits, covers and some of his own stuff. It's sure to be a night that concert-goers won't forget.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are free, and the show begins 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Harrah's Resort's Eden Lounge.
Beatlemania Now at Trump Plaza
WHO ARE THEY: With multiple costume changes, authentic instruments, a big-screen video presentation and more than 35 songs, the group chronologically traces the Beatles' career from their 1964 U.S. debut until "Let it Be."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $48. The show begins at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and runs through Aug. 31.