Travel Weeklys Las Vegas E-letter: February 21, 2006

THE LAS VEGAS PRODUCTION of Broadway smash Avenue Q, which has been running at Wynn Las Vegas since October, will close May 28. The Broadway Theatre, its custom-built venue at the new casino resort, will be enlarged to accommodate a Vegas production of Monty Pythons Spamalot. The Broadway musical Hairspray, meanwhile, began its four-year run at Luxor Las Vegas Luxor Theatre last week. During the shows first 12 weeks, Harvey Fierstein and Dick Latessa reprise their award-winning performances as Edna and Wilbur Turnblad; after that, a rotating schedule of stars will fill the roles. Ticket prices are $71.50 and $93.50. For more information or to reserve seats, visit

THE NUMBER OF GUEST ROOMS at MonteLago Village Resort at Lake Las Vegas will nearly double when Luna di Lusso debuts on March 1. The resorts newest addition will feature 150 guest suites that offer panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. In the village, two new restaurants, Auld Dubliner and Bistro Zinc, will join the more than 20 other restaurants and boutiques set amid the cobblestone pathways. For more details or to make reservations at MonteLago Village Resort, call (866) 399-2753 or visit

THE MGM GRAND is offering the Greatest Rock and Roll Offer in the World, a hotel package for two twosomes. Priced at $7,000, the package includes a one-night stay at the Skylofts at MGM Grand, Swedish massage treatments, continental breakfast, two floor seats to the March 4 Rolling Stones concert at the MGM Grand Arena and dinner for two at Joel Robuchon at The Mansion. The offer is available through the MGM Grands Web site at

NASCAR FANS can shift their fondness for racing into high gear with JetAway.coms ultimate Las Vegas NASCAR weekend. The High Speed package, which starts at $2,400, includes a three-night stay in a Strip suite at the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino; two tickets to the Sams Town 300 (Busch Series) on March 11 and the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 (Nextel Cup) on March 12; tickets to Speed the Ride at the Sahara Hotel and Casino; and dinner at Toby Keiths I Love This Bar. In addition, package participants can choose either helicopter rides to and from the race or a fully stocked RV for tailgating. For more details or to book, call (888) 700-VEGAS.


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