“Baz” to Close at The Palazzo Las Vegas

It has not been a good week for Broadway-style musicals in Las Vegas.

First, it was announced “Marilyn” will close at Paris after just 15 performances.

Now, the cast of “Baz” at Palazzo has been informed that show, too, will close.

The final curtain comes down at “Baz” on July 29, 2018.

Baz

Don’t be too hard on yourself, “Baz,” that was a a solid run.

For a good part of its run, “Baz” was called “Baz: Star Crossed Love.” At one point, its title was “Baz: A Musical Mash-Up.”

Lately, it’s been referred to as “Baz: A Musical Tour de Force.”

The show originally opened at Light Nightclub in Mandalay Bay in 2015, but closed after just two months, in August 2015.

To the surprise of just about everyone, “Baz” re-opened at the Palazzo Theater in July 2016.

Baz Star Crossed Love

Where will we go now when we want to see lovers thwarted? There’s a definite lack of thwarting in Las Vegas shows.

In November of 2016, we got wind of lagging ticket sales and shared that the show’s days were numbered. While ultimately true, its number of days were greater than most expected.

“Baz” boasted songs and scenes from three Baz Luhrmann films: “Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge” and “The Great Gatsby.”

The show has featured any number of world-class peformers, and the closing will come as a blow to its die-hard fans.

One thought on ““Baz” to Close at The Palazzo Las Vegas

  1. Neal M

    I’m going to get up on my high horse about this and it will probably be the last time since this is closing. Compared to the show at Light, this version really kinda sucked. The version at Light had the most popular songs and followed a slightly different story line than the Venetian version. Why you think you can do a Baz musical without “Come What May” is beyond me. It is the linchpin holding all 3 musicals together. And the songs that replaced some of the popular ones from Moulin Rouge just did not hold up well.

    I think that the producers lost the rights to them as the Broadway-bound Moulin Rouge musical became more of a reality. Truly sad – the Light version was AMAZING to behold and I was lucky enough to see it twice

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