On Thursday morning, 22 March 2019, on Good Morning America, the dynamic brother-sister duo, Donny and Marie Osmond, officially announced the end of their 11-year-run in Las Vegas, Nevada. They confirmed rumors that the show was ending were true and that 16 November 2019, will be their last performance.
All in all, the siblings, Donny now 61 and Marie now 59, have been performing on stages together around the globe for more than four decades. It all started with their hit Friday night show, The Donny and Marie Show, which garnered 14 million viewers at its peak.
Marie took to social media and posted the following on Twitter, “From 6 weeks to 11 years . . . we could not be more grateful for everyone who has traveled from all over the world to see the #DonnyAndMarie show!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Come see us @FlamingoVegas before the year is up!”
Donny also used social media to express his feelings about the show coming to an end. In a Facebook post, he wrote, “It’s a strange feeling knowing that the end is on the horizon. Last night after the show, I couldn’t help but think about all that I’m going to miss once it’s over.”
The duo agrees that the ending of the show will be bittersweet and commented on how the show has helped them to get through so much this past decade, including Marie’s divorce, custody battle, and her son’s suicide. Donny said, “We have been through so much these past 11 years, her particularly,” pointing to Marie. “And she gets on stage, and she’s such a professional. She does such a great job. I’m gonna miss this a lot.” Marie replied to Donny’s comment by saying, “I have been through a lot but he’s [Donny] been my rock. I went through a terrible divorce here … and a terrorist custody battle … and I lost a child here.”
Donny and Marie fans can rest assured that this is not the end of Donny and Marie. While Donny will be focusing on other projects, Marie says that she has some film roles lined up. No matter where life takes them after the final curtain on 16 November 2019, the brother-sister duo have an everlasting bond. Marie further commented, “We know each other’s buttons, and I will never let anybody hurt [Donny], just me.”
When asked how they will end the show, Donny replied, “I have no tricks. I’m just gonna get out there and I’m gonna have the time of my life.”