Troupe makes way for Cirque, goes on tour

LAS VEGAS — “Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance,” the long-running production show that proved a top tourist draw during its four-year run at New York New York, kicked up its heels for the last time Sunday.

The show, which played to nearly 1.3 million people, is closing to make way for renovations to its Broadway Theater, which will be the home of a new Cirque du Soleil production skedded to open in summer 2003.

The Las Vegas “Lord of the Dance” troupe will tour, first to Canada and later the U.S. and worldwide.

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