Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound Honeymoon in Vegas
16 Aug 2013
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of the world-premiere, Broadway-bound musical Honeymoon in Vegas, which is based on the Castle Rock Entertainment motion picture of the same title and will launch the New Jersey venue's 75th anniversary season.
Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and a book by Andrew Bergman — the director and screenwriter of the original film — the musical will be directed by Gary Griffin with choreography by Denis Jones.
Previews will begin at Paper Mill Sept. 26 with an official opening Oct. 6. Performances will continue through Oct. 27.
Honeymoon in Vegas, according to press notes, "is an insanely funny musical that tells the tale of Jack Singer (McClure), a guy with an extraordinary fear of marriage, who finally overcomes his phobia and goes to Las Vegas to wed his longtime girlfriend, Betsy (O’Malley). Enter Tommy Korman (Danza), a widowed and unscrupulous gambler looking for another shot at love. Tommy spots Betsy, who bears an uncanny resemblance to his late wife, and the game is afoot."
The production will also feature music direction by Thomas Murray, orchestrations by Don Sebesky, scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Brian Hemesath, lighting design by Paul Miller, sound design by Randy Hansen and hair and wig design by Bettie O. Rogers.
Tickets are on sale now and range from $27-$98. Tickets may be purchased by calling (973) 376-4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.