Tuner shutters after 150 perfs
After fewer than 150 performances, “Hairspray” will close at Luxor Las Vegas on Sunday.Hailed as the type of show that would pull in audiences in a manner similar to “Mamma Mia!,” tuner’s run was far shorter than those of “Avenue Q” (nine months) and “We Will Rock You” (11 months). “The show did not find the audience it needed for us to continue,” said co-producer Michael Gill, who announced the closing date to the cast and crew on Monday with his partner Myron Martin. He praised execs of the Luxor and its parent, MGM Mirage, for their support. “Their commitment never wavered,” he said. “Hairspray” opened Feb. 15.