Cirque to replace Elvis show at Aria with Zarkana

Published:

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Cirque du Soleil says it will replace its tribute to Elvis Presley on the Las Vegas Strip with a touring show that will have a summer run in New York.

The Montreal-based circus troupe announced Wednesday that "Zarkana" would replace "Viva Elvis" at the Aria Resort & Casino after the final show for "Viva Elvis" in August. An opening date hasn't been announced for "Zarkana."

"Zarkana" is a 12-act, 75-performer "acrobatic rock opera" that opened to mixed reviews in New York last year before moving on to Moscow and Madrid.

The show has a loose plot centered around a magician trying to find a lost love.

Cirque will have seven concurrent shows in Sin City after "Zarkana" and "Michael Jackson: Immortal" open resident shows here this year.