The reason: a $154 million convention center expansion which will cover an additional 200,000 square feet and overtake the Zarkana theatre that’s been home to the show since it opened in November 2012. The theatre had originally been designed for the Cirque show “Viva Elvis,” which also closed, in 2012.
The expansion will give Aria more than a half-million square feet of luxury meeting space on a parcel of land facing the Strip. There are apparently no plans to build another live-entertainment venue on the property. Conventions, it seems, bring in more money than shows.
MGM do have the about to be completed Monte Carlo Theatre, the Las Vegas Arena and The Park. It appears that the cast and production team of Zarkana are to be absorbed into other Cirque productions on the Strip and elsewhere.