The long-ailing Elvis tribute show at Harrah’s Las Vegas, “Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel,” is set to close Dec. 30, 2019.
The show showcased images of Elvis, 18 of his hits and “Broadway-style choreography.”
The Elvis impersonator featured in the show, Eddie Clendening, originated his role while starring in “Million Dollar Quartet.”
There were rumors “Heartbreak Hotel” had struggled for some time, including before it even opened.
The show lasted just eight months. It opened on April 15, 2019.
The show celebrated its 100th performance in August 2019.
While “Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel” will shutter, Elvis hasn’t completely left the building. Harrah’s is home to Big Elvis, who performs in the hotel’s piano bar.
Some have suggested the demise of “Heartbreak Hotel” is further evidence Broadway-style productions are done in Las Vegas. Yes, we are one of the some. Some figure Elvis is pretty much done in Vegas, too.
“Million Dollar Quartet” closed at Harrah’s in 2016. “Jersey Boys” closed at Paris the same year.
There’s no word about what might replace “Heartbreak Hotel” at Harrah’s. Expect the show to say it’s gearing up for a national tour starting mid-2020.