An abbreviated production of "Hairspray" is closing in Las Vegas this weekend after a disappointing 15-week run.
Co-producers Michael Gill and Myron Martin announced the closing date to the cast and crew on Monday. The musical, about an oddball set of teen-agers who love to dance, apparently didn't mesh well with Vegas' Strip.
"We make this decision with regret and disappointment, but with the reality that the show did not find the audience it needed for us to continue," Gill said in a statement.
The musical, based on John Waters' 1988 film, got off to a wobbly start when the 90-minute version of the Tony Award-winning production was delayed several months.