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'Duck Dynasty' Musical Struggles in Las Vegas, Will Shut Down

By    |   Tuesday, 05 May 2015 06:52 AM

The "Duck Dynasty" musical that debuted last month in Las Vegas has done poorly in ticket sales, and will shut down May 17.

"The production is thrilled to have had the opportunity to develop the Duck Commander Musical at the Rio," producers said in a statement to Playbill.com.

"Much has been learned from this limited engagement, and from the great support from everyone who has come to see this first staging of this completely new musical. Duck Commander will now consider several possible opportunities for the next stage in the life of the show, including extended sit-down engagements in interested cities, as well as a national tour."

The Rio Hotel and Casino is home to "Duck Commander," the Penn & Teller magic show, and a Chippendales male revue.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, the 680-seat Crown Theater that hosted "Duck Commander" was struggling to sell even 100 tickets per show — even with heavy discounting.

The musical is based on the book "The Duck Commander Family" by Willie and Korie Robertson. It is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-nominated "Newsies" director Jeff Calhoun.

"The show was a gamble considering its unusual source material, the uneven track record of musicals in Las Vegas, and inflammatory comments made by the family’s patriarch, Phil Robertson, on homosexuality," commented The New York Times.



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