The Verdict: Critics Review Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon in Vegas at Paper Mill

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11 Oct 2013

Rob McClure and Tony Danza
Rob McClure and Tony Danza
T. Charles Erickson

The world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical Honeymoon in Vegas, the new Jason Robert Brown musical based on the Castle Rock Entertainment motion picture of the same title, officially opened Oct. 6 at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Brown and a book by Andrew Bergman — the director and screenwriter of the original film — the musical is 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.

The creators are reportedly hopeful for a future Broadway life for the production. Performances continue through Oct. 27.

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



The Bergen Record

Bloomberg

The Daily Record

Entertainment Weekly

The New York Daily News

The New York Post

The New York Times

The Star Ledger

Tickets range from $27-$98 and may be purchased by calling (973) 376-4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at papermill.org.