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December 19, 2014

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On Cavemen and Jersey Boys

"Defending the Caveman," starring Kevin Burke, is moving from the Golden Nugget to the Excalibur for a limited engagement Dec. 15 through Jan. 11.

The Broadway comedy about the differences between the sexes has been at the Old Vegas resort for more than 18 months.

The show's producers began looking for a new venue when impressionist Gordie Brown, who was the showroom's headliner before "Caveman," decided he would return to his old home after two years at the Venetian and several months touring with Celine Dion.

The Nugget is featuring a series of country music headliners during the National Finals Rodeo, which is at the Thomas & Mack Dec. 4-13. Performers include Miranda Lambert (Dec. 5-6), Pat Green (Dec. 7-8), Ronnie Milsap (Dec. 9-10), Charlie Daniels (Dec. 11-12).

Brown returns Feb. 5.

"Defending the Caveman" performances are 7 p.m. nightly inside the Thunder from Down Under Showroom with additional matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.

The production is the longest running solo play in Broadway history, "Defending the Caveman." It debuted in San Francisco in 1991 and moved to Broadway in 1995.

Burke has starred in the Broadway tour of “Defending the Caveman” since 2003.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the Excalibur box office or by calling 597-7600 or going to excalibur.com.

Tickets are $39.95, $49.95 and $64.95 plus tax and handling fees.  Saturday and Sunday matinee performances are at 3 p.m. with special ticket prices of $34.95 and $44.95 plus tax and handling fees.

The nightly $49.95 ticket price and $44.95 matinee ticket price includes a "Defending the Caveman" t-shirt.  VIP tickets are available for the evening performances only for $64.95, which includes premium seating, souvenir photo and t-shirt.  Guests must be 13 years of age and older to attend.

NEW JERSEY BOY

Deven May will join the cast of the hit musical "Jersey Boys" at the Palazzo Dec. 1, playing the role of Tommy DeVito.

Erik Bates, the current DeVito, is returning to the national tour of "Jersey Boys."

May played DeVito on the first national tour.

The Vegas cast includes Erich Bergen (Bob Gaudio), Rick Faugno (Frankie Valli) and Jeff Leibow (Nick Massi).

May has also been seen in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" and in the title role of Laurence O'Keefe's musical "Bat Boy."

Performances of "Jersey Boys" are at 7 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays: 6:30 p.m. And 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. And 10 p.m. Saturdays.

It is dark Wednesdays.

Tickets are $65 to $135. VIP packages are available for $235.

For tickets call 414-9000, or go to PalazzoLasVegas.com.

"Jersey Boys" opened on Broadway on Nov. 6, 2005 and continues to be one of the most popular shows there. In 2006 it received the 2006 Tony for Best Musical and the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Recording.

"Jersey Boys" is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi.

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