It was months in the making, but the Boogie Nights reality show edition of “Curtain Call with David Spatz” will premiere 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, on WMGM-TV NBC 40.
The four-part series, which continues 7 p.m. Aug. 4 and 11, and 6 p.m. Aug. 18, chronicles a great deal of the effort that went into opening the new Boogie Nights club inside the Tropicana Casino and Resort, while capturing the eccentric personalities that make the retro dance club so popular.
The show reveals how the Trop transformed the underperforming Penny Pavilion slot area into a multi-million-dollar club, including strategy sessions with club operator Dave Pena, his staff and Tropicana executives, including president and chief executive officer Tony Rodio.
The series concludes with the “star-studded” grand opening of the club that featured pop star Tiffany, The Village People’s Randy Jones and TV star and comedian Jimmy “J.J.” Walker.
“Launching a club of this magnitude takes massive amounts of coordination and planning. You’ve seen the amazing end result. And now, with this reality show, you can see the steps it took to create a nightclub experience the likes of which Atlantic City had never seen before,” Rodio says in a statement.
The producers of “Curtain Call” are claiming that the Boogie Nights edition of the series is the first reality series ever produced in Atlantic City.
“Unlike many so-called ‘reality’ series that have scripts, there was no script, rehearsals or second takes during the production,” says series producer/director Jake Glassey Jr., in a press release. “Everything viewers see during the series is exactly as it happened.”