The Verdict: Read Reviews for Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas

The Verdict   The Verdict: Read Reviews for Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas
 
The new musical Honeymoon in Vegas, based on the 1992 Castle Rock Entertainment film of the same name, officially opened at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre Jan. 15. Critics have begun filing their reviews for the show.
Rob McClure
Rob McClure Photo by Joan Marcus

The cast is led by Tony nominee Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley and Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Tony Danza with David Josefsberg, Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel and Matthew Saldivar. The Broadway run reunites all six principal actors who appeared in the world premiere at Paper Mill.

Directed by Gary Griffin, with choreography by Denis Jones, the new musical began previews Nov. 18.

The cast also features Matt Allen, Tracee Beazer, Grady McLeod Bowman, Barry Busby, Leslie Donna Flesner, Gaelen Gilliland, Albert Guerzon, Raymond J. Lee, George Merrick, Jessica Naimy, Zachary Prince, Catherine Ricafort, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Erica Sweany, Cary Tedder and Katie Webber.

The critics have filed their reviews, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

AMNY Chicago Tribune

Deadline

Entertainment Weekly

Hollywood Reporter

Metro Source

NBC New York

Newsday

New York Daily News

New York Post

New York Times

Time Out NY

USA Today

Variety

The Wrap

Read reviews from the 2013 Paper Mill Playhouse premiere here.

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The creative team also features three-time Tony Award nominee Anna Louizos (scenic design); Emmy Award winner Brian C. Hemesath (costume design); Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (lighting design); Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer and Drama Desk Award winner Drew Levy (sound design); Tony and Grammy Award winner Don Sebesky, Larry Blank, Jason Robert Brown and Charlie Rosen (orchestrations); Tom Murray (music director); Charles G. LaPointe (hair and wig design); and Kathy Fabian/Propstar (props).

Honeymoon in Vegas has a book by "Blazing Saddles" and "Fletch" writer Andrew Bergman and a score by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown. The musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of Jack Singer (Rob McClure), a regular guy with an extreme fear of marriage, who finally gets up the nerve to ask his girlfriend Betsy (Brynn O'Malley) to marry him. But when they head to Las Vegas to get hitched, smooth talking gambler Tommy Korman (Tony Danza), looking for a second chance at love, falls head over heels for Betsy. What happens next is anybody's bet!"

The Broadway musical is produced by Dena Hammerstein, Roy Gabay, Rich Entertainment Group, Dan Farah, Metro Card, King's Leaves, Dan Frishwasser, Leslie Greif/Thom Beers, Suzi Dietz & Lenny Beer, Howard Hoffman/Anna Czekaj, Important Musicals, Sharon Karmazin, L.G. Scott, Martin Markinson in association with Ken Greiner/Ruth Hendel, Krauss Freitag/Boyle Koenigsberg, Rick Steiner/Bell-Staton Group and Paper Mill Playhouse.

The original cast recording is available from Universal Music Enterprises. The recording is produced by composer and three-time Tony Award winner Brown and Emmy Award winner Jeffrey Lesser.

Listen to a sneak peek of "Anywhere But Here" here.

The complete track listing follows:

ACT I
1.     Overture
2.     I Love Betsy
3.     Never Get Married
4.     Anywhere But Here
5.     When You Say Vegas
6.     Out Of The Sun
7.     The Invitation/Forever Starts Tonight
8.     Betsy’s Getting Married/The Game
9.     Coming To An Agreement
10.  Do Something

ACT II
11.  Entr’acte
12.  Hawaii/Waiting For You
13.  Ev’ryday Is Happy In Hawaii
14.  Friki-Friki
15.  You Made The Wait Worthwhile
16.  A Little Luck
17.  The Garden Of Disappointed Mothers
18.  Isn’t That Enough?
19.  Airport Song
20.  Higher Love
21.  I’ve Been Thinking
22.  Elvii In Flight
23.  Honeymoon In Vegas/Finale

The Nederlander Theatre is located at 208 West 41st Street. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 250-2929.

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