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MGM Resorts announces a 5,000-seat concert hall coming to the Monte Carlo

Another theater is on the way to the Las Vegas Strip, this time coming to the Monte CarloMGM Resorts announced the 5,000-seat, unnamed concert hall, which means the company will be taking a wrecking ball to the Blue Man Group’s theater at the resort.

The theater joins the $100-million The Park, a new entertainment and dining district under construction between the Monte Carlo and New York-New York. There, a $350-million, 20,000-seat arena is also under construction with an April 2016 opening date. MGM Resorts expects the Monte Carlo’s new theater to debut in late 2016.

A press statement suggests that this new concert venue will be home to headline acts. MGM Resorts already owns and operates two arenas, two festival lots totaling 62 acres, seven theaters for Cirque du Soleil shows, another 14 for concerts and comedy acts and more than two dozen lounges and nightclubs in Las Vegas.

The announcement means a couple of shows will be on the move. Blue Man Group, which performs at the Monte Carlo, heads south to its original home in the Luxor, where it opened in 2000.

They displace Jabbawockeez, which heads to Beacher’s Madhouse at the MGM Grand. The masked hip-hop dance troupe originally opened in 2009 and moved to the Monte Carlo in 2010 before moving to the Luxor.

Jeff Beacher, the entertainment impresario behind Beacher’s Madhouse, will continue to entertain on Saturday nights after the move.


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