Exclusive! Honeymoon in Vegas Musical Inks Licensing Deal

News   Exclusive! Honeymoon in Vegas Musical Inks Licensing Deal
Honeymoon in Vegas, the Jason Robert Brown musical based on the 1992 Castle Rock Entertainment film of the same name, may be coming to a theatre near you. Music Theatre International has just picked up international licensing rights for the production.

Honeymoon in Vegas has a book by "Blazing Saddles" and "Fletch" writer Andrew Bergman and a score by three-time Tony Award winner Brown. The production opened on Broadway Jan. 15, 2015, at the Nederlander Theatre after premiering at the Paper Mill Playhouse in the fall of 2013. Despite strong critical response, the production played only 66 previews and 93 regular performances before it closed April 5, 2015.

A national tour of the Broadway production is slated to launch in 2016 featuring original Broadway cast member Tony Danza. Professional and amateur licensing rights will be released following the tour's conclusion.


"Honeymoon in Vegas is satisfying on so many levels. Fans of the movie will be delighted by Andrew Bergman's seamless adaptation; fans of Jason Robert Brown will love his perfectly matched score, and performers and audiences will leave the theatre having had a terrific time with the show," said Drew Cohen, President of MTI Worldwide, in a statement. "It's a pleasure to represent a show that not only is an audience pleaser, but was also lauded by the critics."

The musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of Jack Singer, a regular guy with an extreme fear of marriage, who finally gets up the nerve to ask his girlfriend Betsy to marry him. But when they head to Las Vegas to get hitched, smooth talking gambler Tommy Korman, looking for a second chance at love, falls head over heels for Betsy. What happens next is anybody's bet!"

An original Broadway cast album is available.


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