With No Available Broadway Home, Will Honeymoon in Vegas Make the Leap to Manhattan?
By Michael Gioia
Honeymoon in Vegas, the new Jason Robert Brown-scored musical that received its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse and is aiming to play Broadway, cannot currently find an available Broadway house suitable for the production, according to the New York Post.
The musical, featuring a score by Brown and a book by Andrew Bergman — the director and screenwriter of the original Castle Rock Entertainment motion picture of the same title — received strong reviews following its Oct. 6 opening, including a rave from the New York Times, and critics buzzed about its possible transfer. Read The Verdict here.
The Post reports that producer Roy Gabay wants to bring the production to New York City, but every musical house is currently booked.
Directed by Gary Griffin with choreography by Denis Jones, the cast is led by Tony Danza as Tommy Korman, a widowed and unscrupulous gambler looking for another shot at love; Tony nominee Rob McClure as Jack Singer; and Brynn O'Malley as Betsy Nolan. The three artists are joined by Tony nominee Nancy Opel as Bea Singer, Matthew Saldivar as Johnny Sandwich, David Josefsberg as Tony Rocky/Roy Bacon and Catherine Ricafort as Mahi.
Performances continue at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse 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."
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