‘Spamalot’ leaving Las Vegas

Celeb impersonator Danny Gans will replace it

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” will shutter in Vegas after its current contract at the Wynn Hotel ends July 13.

“Spamalot” will have played 519 perfs since its 2007 opening — a good run by Broadway-in-the-desert standards.

But the Wynn’s replacement for “Spamalot,” a standard Vegas outing from celeb impersonator Danny Gans, seems another mark of the perceived untenability of most Rialto offerings in Sin City.

In 2006 a Vegas incarnation of “Hairspray” shuttered after only a few months, and at the Wynn, a 2005 staging of “Avenue Q” didn’t last a year.

Even relative warhorse “Mamma Mia!” is skedded to close at the Mandalay Bay in early 2009, after a run of nearly six years.

Legiters generally consider Vegas a tough market, not only because of major competish from gambling and shopping attractions but also due to the difficulty of cultivating consumer awareness during a typical tourist’s brief visit.

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