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‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ to end run at the Venetian after 5 weeks


Joan Marcus

The musical “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.”

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The Tony Award-winning musical “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” will conclude a five-week run at the Venetian after its July 21 performance.

The critically acclaimed North American tour was originally booked at the Venetian Theater through mid-August, or 11 weeks, but an analysis of ticket-sale trends has led producers to adjust the schedule to a five-week run.

As the longest stop on the tour, the Las Vegas engagement of “Priscilla” received rave reviews from critics and continues to draw enthusiastic audience reactions. At its final curtain July 21, the cast will have performed 30 performances at the Venetian.

In a statement, Base Entertainment, who brought the show to Las Vegas, said: “We are grateful to our partners and the cast, crew and producers of ‘Priscilla’ for bringing us a show we are so proud to have been a part of and to the Venetian for its enthusiastic support of the engagement.”

The tour will continue as scheduled; it begin performances in San Francisco on Aug. 21. Ticket holders for canceled performances will receive a refund at the point of purchase, and tickets for remaining performances are on sale now.

Guest columns by “Priscilla” stars Wade McCollum (“Tick”) and Scott Willis (“Bernadette”) were posted Wednesday.

Base Entertainment also produces “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace, “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas and “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood.

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  1. I really enjoyed this show on Broadway! Every gay man should see it.