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Julie Jordan
April 29, 2016 07:45 PM

Wayne Newton is used to women throwing their undergarments at him on stage.

The legendary entertainer, who took a few years off from performing in Las Vegas, has returned to the strip with an all-new, original production, Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal.

“I’ve been doing shows other places, and people always ask about Las Vegas,” he tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “We just thought it would be fun to do a retrospective.”

The new show is interactive and “set up so that the people are kind of right in my lap, and I’m in theirs,” Newton adds. “It could be more fun than I’m giving it credit for.”

For more of Newton’s interview, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE on newsstands now

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Known for his female fans throwing their bras at him while performing, Newton, 74, says he always appreciates the gesture. “I evaluate the size of them before I react to it,” he says, laughing. “But the truth of the matter is that I have more fun with that than taking it personally.”

Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal is now playing at the Windows Showroom at Bally’s Las Vegas.

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