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February 15, 2006

'Avenue Q' To Close; Golf Course Safe (for now)

Posted by detroit1051

The Review Journal reports 'Avenue Q' will end its run in May. The theater will be used for the "Spamalot' production. This will eliminate the need to construct another theater at this time.

Read the article at:
Avenue Q To End Run


Read archived comments (7 so far)
February 15, 2006 8:20 AM Posted by Hunter

Well, those of you that said it wouldn't last - you guys were right and I was wrong.

Really sad to see such a brilliant show close down. I'll be heading back before its done to see it again.

February 15, 2006 1:45 PM Posted by socalduck

I'm disappointed; it is a great show. The golf course is a great asset. Perhaps sometime I'll even be able to afford to play it.

February 15, 2006 1:59 PM Posted by Mike E

I'm definitely seeing it in March. Maybe I'll toss Le Reve in as well. It's definitely sad news, but at least it's reassuring to hear that the golf course is doing well.

February 16, 2006 2:54 PM Posted by Mike E

Steve Friess' "The Strip" podcast has a new, exclusive interview with Steve Wynn regarding "Q" and other things.

February 17, 2006 1:16 AM Posted by Mike E

Don't mean to stray away from the topic at hand, but I listened to that interview with WLV's map and overhead aerial in two different windows.


Again, it's unfortunate to see "Q" go, but this works so well in seemlessly integrating Encore that the choice makes complete sense. And then Wynn gives us a pretty detailed idea for his vision of the golf course... Lake front properties with a boardwalk?! You've got to admire a developer who has masterplanned everything down to the infiniti pools on the ground floor Fairway Villas that will seemlessly pour into the lake.

February 17, 2006 8:31 PM Posted by Doug

It was interesting to read the new time-line for Encore is now 2010 - even though they hope break ground in June. Someone might have their dates messed up here.

I'm not a show goer in Las Vegas, but I attend theater in my home city. I don't think Avenue Q was right for a Las Vegas hotel/casino - a great play, but the wrong arena. On the other hand, Spamalot should be a BIG success at Wynn. And Wynn saved a ton of money not having to build a new venue.

I noticed Steve Wynn made some comments about Phantom of the Opera and Momma Mia - And I agree with his opinion of Phantom; it's played 'out' and I predict the Venetian will take a loss and close the show in less than a year.

The business people are saying Wynn Las Vegas is doing a great job in attracting most of the high-end Chinese gamblers, but that's no surprise.

February 18, 2006 12:41 PM Posted by Mike P.

The Friday Weekend Journal section of the Wall Street Journal had yet another Wynn review. One item of interest was a mention that the gallery is scheduled to close this month.

I thought I saw some work in progress at the north end of the Wynn property last week. It looked like they might be starting to excavate for pilings.

Mike P.