Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon in Vegas Musical Rolls the Dice in Recent Workshop

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T.R. Knight, Mary Faber and Tony Danza were part of a recent New York City workshop of the musical adaptation of Honeymoon in Vegas from Tony Award-winning Parade composer Jason Robert Brown, according to the New York Times.

Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown

Producers Dena Hammerstein and Roy Gabay, who obtained the rights to the musical since previous 2007 developmental workshops, were behind the latest industry presentation of the musical based on the 1992 comedy. Honeymoon in Vegas has a book by Andrew Bergman, who wrote and directed the film.

Gary Griffin (The Color Purple, Chicago Shakespeare Theater's current Follies) directed the workshop that took place the week of Oct. 24. Producers did not reveal definite plans for the future of Honeymoon in Vegas, but said they were exploring all possibilities, from a non-profit regional debut to a Broadway bow.

Knight ("Grey's Anatomy," Noises Off), Faber (How to Succeed…) and Danza (The Producers, "Who's the Boss") took on the respective roles played by Nicholas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker and James Caan in the film.

Gabay told the Times, "The show is in good shape, and we’re really happy with the cast that we have, so now we're going to try to figure out next steps."

Brown has presented a handful of songs from Honeymoon in Vegas during his recent concert engagements, including "When You Say Vegas" and "Anywhere But Here."

Brown is also at work on a musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. He is the composer-lyricist of Parade (Tony Award), 13, Songs for a New World and The Last Five Years. He collaborated with Marsha Norman on The Trumpet of the Swan: A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, which premiered at the Kennedy Center in 2008.

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