Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles Love ending its Las Vegas run

One in all Las Vegas’ longest-running exhibits is about to go darkish ceaselessly.

Cirque du Soleil introduced Tuesday that The Beatles Love run on the former Mirage lodge will come to an finish on July 7 of this yr. The wildly common present has been a fixture on the Strip for 18 years and was the one stay present that was licensed to make use of the Beatles’ music catalog.

The Mirage is within the midst of a renovation following its buy by Laborious Rock Las Vegas. Whereas the present was anticipated to run by means of a minimum of the tip of the yr, officers say the choice to finish it was out of their arms and so they solely discovered of the choice late final week. Some 230 solid and crew members will lose their jobs with the closure.

“This wasn’t our decision,” Cirque du Soleil CEO Stéphane Lefebvre told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “As you you know, Hard Rock needs to take control of the entire venue and do some major renovations. So they need to get the show closed by July 7.”

There aren’t any present plans to create a touring model of the present.

Love featured remixes of lots of the Beatles most well-known songs together with the acrobatics Cirque is thought for. It explores plenty of themes, from the cultural shifts of the 60s to the band’s many personas.

It tells tales of loss, akin to “A Day in the Life,” when a younger boy, representing John Lennon, goals of his mom and witnesses her demise. (That track ends with a clock onstage winding backwards and stopping at precisely 10 minutes earlier than 10, which is the time Lennon handed away after being shot in New York.) It additionally tells tales of hope, just like the everlasting optimism of the Nowhere Man as he seems to be for somebody who will settle for the easy reward of a flower.  

Using all through the present, although, is an awesome sense of optimism, pleasure and … effectively, love. Followers would return to see the present many times, some doing so 15 instances or extra.

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