Honeymoon in Vegas (musical)
|Honeymoon in Vegas|
|Music||Jason Robert Brown|
|Lyrics||Jason Robert Brown|
|Basis||1992 film Honeymoon in Vegas|
|Productions||2013 Paper Mill Playhouse
Honeymoon in Vegas is a musical with a book by Andrew Bergman and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. The musical is based on the 1992 movie of the same name which Bergman also wrote and directed. The musical had its world premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse with plans to open on Broadway in the 2014-2015 season.
Honeymoon in Vegas follows Jack Singer, a man with an extreme fear of marriage. Betsy, his girlfriend, puts the pressure on, and Jack relents but agrees to a marriage in Las Vegas. Tommy Korman, a mafioso from Vegas, sees Betsy and notices her uncanny resemblance to his late wife, and realizes he could get another chance at love.
The musical had been originally scheduled to premiere in November 2012 in Toronto and to premiere on Broadway in the spring of 2013, but those plans fell through. When the Toronto engagement was called off, the producers said: "The New York producers have decided not to open the show in Toronto this fall because of scheduling issues. Future plans for the production will be announced soon."
Subsequently, the musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey on September 26, 2013 (previews), running through October 27, 2013, with an expected move to Broadway in 2014. Gary Griffin is the director, with choreography by Denis Jones, and Tony Danza starring as Tommy Korman. The cast features Rob McClure as Jack Singer, Brynn O'Malley as Betsy Nolan, Nancy Opel as Bea Singer, Matthew Saldivar as Johnny Sandwich, David Josefsberg as Tony Rocky/Roy Bacon and Catherine Ricafort as Mahi.
The ensemble consists of Matt Allen, Stanley Bahorek, Tracee Beazer, Grady McLeod Bowman, Barry Busby, Daniel J. Edwards, Paige Faure, Leslie Donna Flesner, Gaelen Gilliland, Sarah Marie Jenkins, Max Kumangai, Raymond J. Lee, George Merrick, Mara Newbery and Katie Webber.
The musical is expected to open on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre on November 18, 2014 in previews, officially on January 15, 2015. The cast is expected to feature Tony Danza as Tommy Korman, Rob McClure as Jack Singer and Brynn O'Malley as Betsy Nolan.
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- "Breaking News: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Toronto Production Called Off; Future Plans for Show to be Announced Soon". Broadwayworld.com. 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
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