Defending the Caveman, actor-writer Rob Becker's popular Broadway solo show about the battle of the sexes, from pre-historic days to now, makes a return visit to New York City in two different engagements at Town Hall, first Oct. 8-20 and again Nov. 13-24.
Tate Entertainment is presenting the engagement at The Town Hall, half a block from Times Square, on 43rd Street. The popular observational comedy opened at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre March 1, 1995, and ran through June 1997, making it the longest-running solo show in Broadway history (702 performances). A tour followed and has continued over the years. The work was first seen in San Francisco in 1991. An estimated two million people have taken in the Caveman experience.
Tickets for the Town Hall run range $44.50-$59.50. For information, call Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100.
Visit www.the townhall-nyc.org.
* At 123 W. 43rd Street, The Town Hall offers eclectic programming — lectures, film, dance, rock, comedy, theatre and more — year round. About 90 percent of the work seen there is by rental arrangement. Wealthy suffragists built The Town Hall — designed by McKim, Mead and White — in 1921 as a place to meet, share ideas and hear speakers. It was a setting for "town meetings" that were broadcast by NBC. The hall's acoustics proved prime for concerts and the building evolved into a concert and performance house over the years. New York University helped revive the space in the 1970s as its current multi-disciplinary house. It achieved landmark status in 1978.
— By Kenneth Jones