Though many try, it’s not often that a Las Vegas show can genuinely declare that it broadly appeals to everyone. And with a majority of visitors to Las Vegas being couples, what better way is there to experience the city than as a single unit? Defending the Caveman, performed at The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel, is un-doubtedly relevant — nay, important — because it speaks to anyone who has ever been in a relationship. That covers just about everyone.
The award-winning performance, starring Kevin Burke, carries on much like a conversation. Audience members, both male and female, often find themselves (and their neighbors) nodding in agreement or laughing unexpectedly. The show dives into the differences couples inevitably face during our many loves, laughs and even fights, which is often portrayed with a warm and endearing touch as it is one that’s funny and witty. It’s really not puzzling as to why this show has always been so well received.
Defending the Caveman recently hit a truly monumental milestone as Las Vegas’ longest running Broadway show. Celebrating 10 years of performances in the entertainment capital of the world, the amorous show about the sexes, with its worldwide reach, continues the celebration throughout 2017 by hosting international performances of the show. Future launches include Mexican, German and Cuban versions. Broadway’s smash hit about the sexes has obviously come a long way since officially launching back in 1991. Since then, the show has grown to monumental proportions, having toured the United States and more than 40 countries with production in nearly 30 languages.
After originally opening in San Francisco in 1991, the show made the move to Broadway in 1995, and after running two and a half years, playing 702 performances at the Helen Hayes Theater, Caveman entered the record books as the longest-running solo play in Broadway history. Comedian Rob Becker wrote Defending the Caveman over a three-year period during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology.
This prehistoric look at the battle of the sexes is full of hilarious scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women. In Las Vegas, Defending the Caveman made its debut in June 2007 in downtown Las Vegas, and is the longest-running one-man show in Broadway history, and currently Las Vegas’ only resident Broadway show. Kevin Burke, who, among several distinctions, has been Las Vegas’ entertainer of the year, and has more than 4,000 performances under his belt.
Performances are 8:40 p.m. nightly at the D showroom at the D Las Vegas. Regularly priced tickets are $34.95, general admission; $44.95, VIP admission and includes priority seating and a Defending the Caveman t-shirt; and $58.18, Platinum admission and includes first-tier seating, a commemorative photo, Defending the Caveman t-shirt, and one well drink: domestic beer or house wine. For tickets or more information, call (702) 388-2111, or visit online at thedlasvegas.com.