The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is becoming one of the hip places in Atlantic City, NJ, to see contemporary music and comedy. A...

The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is becoming one of the hip places in Atlantic City, NJ, to see contemporary music and comedy. A joint venture between Boyd Gaming and MGM Mirage, the venue opened in 2003.

In addition to housing 2000 guest rooms and suites, and offering various gaming, retail and dining options, the Borgata complex is home to two separate stages: the Event Center and the more intimate Music Box. Borgata has a diverse line-up for its stages over the fall months, with acts ranging from classical music to classic rock.

The venue recently expanded its 2008 schedule, adding shows by Weezer, Carly Simon, k.d. Lang, Luis Miguel, David Byrne, Brian Regan and Steely Dan to its entertainment lineup.

While most acts on the bill for the remainder of 2008 are only appearing for single night engagements, several musical and comedy acts are performing multiple shows at the establishment. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are performing for three nights in the intimate Music Box, which has a capacity of 922. Reunited comedy duo Cheech & Chong are also performing two shows in the club.

Additionally, Robin Williams and New Kids on the Block are each scheduled for two shows in the larger Event Center. With a capacity of 3500, the center is a less intimate setting for performances, but provides an arena feel for the audience.

Borgata entertainment schedule:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 18Music BoxBay Atlantic Symphony Orchestra with Cirque de la Symphonie
September 19-21Music BoxFrankie Valli and the Four Seasons
September 26Event CenterWeezer
September 27Music BoxAlanis Morissette
September 27Event CenterNew Kids on the Block
October 11Event CenterThe Black Crowes
October 18Event CenterCarly Simon
October 24-25Event CenterRobin Williams
October 31Event CenterThe Who
October 31Music Boxk.d. Lang
November 1Event CenterLuis Miguel
November 1Music BoxDavid Byrne
November 7Music BoxSara Bareilles
November 7Event CenterNew Kids on the Block
November 15Event CenterBrian Regan
November 22Event CenterSteely Dan
December 13Music BoxCheech & Chong (two shows)

Last Updated on September 3, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen