No more Celebration, no more Dancing, no more Temptation.
With the announcement Monday of the upcoming closure of New York-New York’s Broadway Theater, three shows that made it their home—Broadway Celebration, Dancing Queen and Shades of Temptation—will shutter with it.
Sacrificed to MGM Resort International’s planned enhancement project of both New York-New York and the Monte Carlo, the theater will shut down on July 21, and is not scheduled to reopen. No word as yet as to whether producers of the shows will seek other venues.
Broadway Celebration is a stew of highlights from Great White Way musicals, Dancing Queen is a tribute to the music of ABBA, as well as other ’70s hits, and Shades of Temptation is an erotic revue.
Featuring new Strip-side attractions and a public plaza, the planned enhancements —part of the project capped by the building of a new 20,000-seat arena—will include overhauling the front facades of New York-New York and the Monte Carlo to include bars, restaurants and retail shopping. MGM Resorts International says it anticipates completion of the entire project in early 2014.