During The Wedding Singer's first act, a press release states, "George (Kevin Cahoon) and Sammy (Constantine Maroulis) are cheering up their friend Robbie (Stephen Lynch) who was just jilted at the altar. Noticing that Robbie's predicament seems a lot like a soap opera, George mentions 'General Hospital' and Luke and Laura. That's when Geary and Francis will pop in for a cameo playing their television roles."
The Wedding Singer, the new musical based on the Adam Sandler film of the same name, will end its Broadway run at the Hirschfeld Theatre Dec. 31. The musical will have played 30 previews and 284 performances.
Singer and comedian Lynch heads the cast as Robbie Hart, the role created on screen by film star Sandler. Lynch plays opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti, who co-stars as his love interest Julia. The cast also features Richard Blake, Cahoon, Felicia Finley, Rita Gardner, Maroulis and Amy Spanger.
In The Wedding Singer "it's 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer," according to the producers. "He's the life of the party-until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding he plays as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. Only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of the decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a brand new score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980s, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer just might be the coolest guy in the room."
The Wedding Singer plays the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45th Street.