Las Vegas Tropicana is closing the Folies Bergere

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Word comes this morning from Norm! at the Las Vegas Review Journal that the Tropicana Hotel is closing its famed "Folies Bergere" show after an amazing (by Las Vegas standards) 49 year run.

The show will close on March 28

The cast was informed Wednesday night and the Tropicana released a statement today.

The Parisian revue opened on Dec. 24, 1959, under entertainment director, Lou Walters, father of broadcasting icon Barbara Walters.

"Folies Bergere enjoyed an amazing and unprecedented run on the Las Vegas Strip," said Ron Thacker, Tropicana Las Vegas President. "We are extremely proud to have been part of such an iconic Las Vegas production and offer a sincere thank you to the cast, crew and support staff for their many years of excellence."

The Tropicana management is currently in discussion with prominent producers and will reveal its definitive plans for the Tiffany Theater in the coming weeks, the release said.

This leaves Balley's "Jubilee" as the last of the iconic showgirl revues on the Strip.


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