'The Producers' at Paris Las Vegas to Close Feb. 9
Maybe Broadway shows in Las Vegas aren't doing as well as we thought. Paris Las Vegas just announced that they will be shutting down the production of "The Producers" on February 9th.
David Hasselhoff had first starred in the show when it opened last August as cross-dressing director, Roger Debris. Then Tony Danza brought his fading star wattage to the production as Max Bialystock. Aside from Baywatch and Who's the Boss? fans, the show struggled. Not even the extreme form of advertecture (seen above) probably could pull in big ticket sales.
Other failed Broadway productions on the strip include "Hairspray" at the Luxor which only lasted four months, and "Avenue Q" at Wynn which lasted nine months.
There's hope for "Spamalot" at the Wynn which opens in April and "Jersey Boys" at the soon-to-open Palazzo Las Vegas but we guess people would rather blow $100 at the tables then spend it on a show.
· 'The Producers' to be latest Broadway casualty on Las Vegas Strip [Las Vegas Sun]