With No Available Broadway Home, Will Honeymoon in Vegas Make the Leap to Manhattan?
18 Oct 2013
Rob McClure and Tony Danza
Photo by T. Charles Erickson
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.
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."
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.