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Rod Stewart and Kevin Burke extend Strip runs; ‘Crazy Horse Paris’


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Rod Stewart at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Nov. 6, 2010.

11/6/10: Rod Stewart at The Colosseum

Rod Stewart at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Nov. 6, 2010. Launch slideshow »

Circus Ringmaster Kevin Burke

Circus ringmaster Kevin Burke at The Orleans. Launch slideshow »
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"Crazy Horse Paris" cast members in London.

After months of sold-out shows, two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart will extend the schedule of his Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace. The “Hot Legs” star resumed his current run last week, and now “The Hits” will play on at the Colosseum into 2013. The first nine new shows have been set for Jan. 23 through Feb. 9, with tickets going on sale Friday. Other 2013 dates will be announced later.

Across the street, actor Kevin Burke has renewed for another five years at Harrah’s with his hysterically funny one-man show “Defending the Caveman.” He’s already been at Harrah’s for six years but performed as star of the Broadway touring company for three years before settling here. The quirky production now becomes the longest-running Broadway show in Las Vegas and shortly will surpass the 2,691 shows that “Phantom -- the Las Vegas Spectacular” performed at the Venetian before closing this month. Currently at the 2,500 mark, it will be a new world record for Kevin’s show when it passes the 3,000 mark.

On Oct. 4, he moves the simultaneous five-year run of his comedy magic show “Mindblowing Mayhem” from Fitzgerald’s, which became the D hotel, to Hooters with a new show and stage. With his travel time from Harrah’s to downtown now cut substantially to his new home, instead of starting downtown at 9:03 p.m. daily, he’ll now start at 8:57 p.m. Kevin becomes the first star to have two headline shows on the Strip -- well, close enough!

Next Monday is the last performance in Las Vegas for a while for “Crazy Horse Paris” as the saucy French revue departs MGM Grand. Meantime, some of the Las Vegas dancers will head to London where “Crazy Horse Paris” has just opened to rave revues and standing ovations in a Spiegelworld tent -- similar to “Absinthe’s” home at Caesars Palace -- on the banks of the River Thames. “Crazy Horse” plans a return here after opening productions in New York and Miami.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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