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Cirque du Soleil joins list of shows closing in Las Vegas

Cirque du Soleil joins list of shows closing in Las Vegas
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Cirque du Soleil has suspended all Las Vegas productions as well as its international shows in response to the spread of the coronavirus.

Effective Sunday, the Montreal-based company has suspended Las Vegas shows including “O” at the Bellagio, “KA” at MGM Grand, “The Beatles LOVE” at the Mirage, “Mystere” at Treasure Island, “Zumanity” at New York-New York and “Michael Jackson ONE” at Mandalay Bay, in response to recommendations from public health officials to limit crowds, The Associated Press said.

The company will also cancel shows in Chicago, Houston, Salt Lake City, Montreal, Boston, Tel Aviv, Denver and Munich as well as Meloneras, Spain, and three Australian shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.

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Cirque du Soleil was not the only Las Vegas staple to announce cancellations in response to the outbreak, with magician and comedian Penn Jilette tweeting that the Penn & Teller comedy/magic show would be going on hiatus.

“Out of concern and love for our audiences, & well, concern and love for everyone — we will be canceling our shows starting tonight for the next few weeks Hope to be back on stage soon when gathering is once again responsible,” Jilette tweeted Saturday. “Let’s all take care of ourselves & each other. Love. ”

Magician David Copperfield also said he will suspend his shows, tweeting “Nothing is more important than the health and safety of my audience, my team, and my family — so we’re pausing shows today to assess the situation. We hope to resume very soon.”

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