Midler To End Vegas Run

The showgirl will not go on, at least beyond Jan. 31, as Bette Midler announced her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas will wrap on that date.

The Divine Miss M has performed “The Showgirl Must Go On” for nearly two years, beginning Feb. 20, 2008.

“These legs have had such a great run in the desert – it may be time to haul them to places with more humidity and fewer slot machines,” Midler announced in a Nov. 5 statement.

Midler thanked the venue and her promoter for the run, saying Caesars Palace and AEG Live were “the best partnership a showgirl could imagine.”

No decisions have been made regarding a replacement for Midler, but Cher will continue her run as the 4,200-seat venue’s anchor diva through next year, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Top tickets for Midler’s performances were priced at $250 when the run began, but the paper reports that despite strong early numbers, the slipping economy took its toll with most recent dates being discounted in some form.

“The Showgirl Must Go On” runs Nov. 7-15 and Dec. 30 through Jan. 31. There are no performances on Mondays, Thursdays and some Fridays.