Donny and Marie Osmond will star in a new Las Vegas revue show later this year, it has been confirmed.

The brother and sister act will perform at the Flamingo Hotel from Tuesday through to Saturday every week for 26 weeks, the BBC has reported.

The hotel's president Don Marrandino expressed his joy at the announcement, saying: "Donny and Marie are timeless entertainers and cultural icons."

The new 90-minute shows are being produced by Danny Gans and Chip Lightman of GansLight Entertainment.

"What we have now is a true variety show which conveys the real essence of America and the country's love of home-grown talent," Mr Gans said.

Donny and Marie hosted their own popular show on US TV from 1976 to 1979, produced by their older brothers.

All five brothers, including Donny as lead singer, were members of the successful 1970s pop group The Osmonds.

27/04/2008 13:13:56