Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas Offering Discounted Tix to Educators; Talkbacks Planned

News   Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas Offering Discounted Tix to Educators; Talkbacks Planned
A special $32 ticket offer, available to all educators, has been announced for Honeymoon in Vegas, which is based on the 1992 Castle Rock Entertainment film of the same name and will officially open Jan. 15, 2015, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre following previews that began Nov. 18.

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

Using code TEACH1, tickets are available for all performances through Jan. 14 via, by calling (877) 250-2929, or in person at the Nederlander Theatre box office (208 W. 41st Street). Educators can purchase a maximum of four tickets at $32 per ticket (including $2 facility fee). In order to pick up the tickets, teachers must present one valid school identification or union membership card at the Nederlander Theatre box-office window. Click here for details.

Co-star Tony Danza, who spent a year teaching at a Philadelphia-area public school, and cast members from Honeymoon in Vegas will participate in special talkbacks to educators attending the following performances: Tuesday, Dec. 16; Wednesday evening, Dec. 17; Friday, Dec. 19; Monday, Dec. 22; and Tuesday, Dec. 23.

In a statement Danza said, “Teachers are some of the hardest working people I know and I couldn’t be prouder that Honeymoon in Vegas is thanking those people that give so much of themselves for the future of this country during this holiday season. So I hope teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, and anyone that devotes themselves to educating our kids will come to the Nederlander and have a great time with me and the amazing cast of this show.”

The cast of the new musical is led by Tony nominee Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley and Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Danza with David Josefsberg, Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel and Matthew Saldivar. The Broadway premiere reunites all six principal actors who appeared in the world premiere at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse.

Joining the six artists are Matt Allen, Tracee Beazer, Grady McLeod Bowman, Barry Busby, Leslie Donna Flesner, Gaelen Gilliland, Albert Guerzon, Raymond J. Lee, George Merrick, Jessica Naimy, Zachary Prince, Catherine Ricafort, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Erica Sweany, Cary Tedder and Katie Webber. In addition to director Gary Griffin and choreographer Denis Jones, the creative team also features three-time Tony Award nominee Anna Louizos (scenic design); Emmy Award winner Brian C. Hemesath (costume design); Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (lighting design); Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer and Drama Desk Award winner Drew Levy (sound design); Tony and Grammy Award winner Don Sebesky, Larry Blank, Jason Robert Brown and Charlie Rosen (orchestrations); Tom Murray (music director); Charles G. LaPointe (hair and wig design); and Kathy Fabian/Propstar (props).

Honeymoon in Vegas has a book by "Blazing Saddles" and "Fletch" writer Andrew Bergman and a score by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown. The musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of Jack Singer (Rob McClure), a regular guy with an extreme fear of marriage, who finally gets up the nerve to ask his girlfriend Betsy (Brynn O'Malley) to marry him. But when they head to Las Vegas to get hitched, smooth talking gambler Tommy Korman (Tony Danza), looking for a second chance at love, falls head over heels for Betsy. What happens next is anybody's bet!"

The Broadway musical is produced by Dena Hammerstein, Roy Gabay, Rich Entertainment Group, Dan Farah, Metro Card, King's Leaves, Dan Frishwasser, Leslie Greif/Thom Beers, Suzi Dietz & Lenny Beer, Howard Hoffman/Anna Czekaj, Important Musicals, Sharon Karmazin, L.G. Scott, Martin Markinson in association with Ken Greiner/Ruth Hendel, Krauss Freitag/Boyle Koenigsberg, Rick Steiner/Bell-Staton Group and Paper Mill Playhouse.

The original cast recording, which is now available digitally and at the Nederlander Theatre, will be released nationwide Jan. 13, 2015, by Universal Music Enterprises. The recording is produced by composer and three-time Tony Award winner Brown and Emmy Award winner Jeffrey Lesser.

Listen to a sneak peek of "Anywhere But Here" here.

The complete track listing follows:

1.     Overture
2.     I Love Betsy
3.     Never Get Married
4.     Anywhere But Here
5.     When You Say Vegas
6.     Out Of The Sun
7.     The Invitation/Forever Starts Tonight
8.     Betsy’s Getting Married/The Game
9.     Coming To An Agreement
10.  Do Something

11.  Entr’acte
12.  Hawaii/Waiting For You
13.  Ev’ryday Is Happy In Hawaii
14.  Friki-Friki
15.  You Made The Wait Worthwhile
16.  A Little Luck
17.  The Garden Of Disappointed Mothers
18.  Isn’t That Enough?
19.  Airport Song
20.  Higher Love
21.  I’ve Been Thinking
22.  Elvii In Flight
23.  Honeymoon In Vegas/Finale

A limited number of $32 tickets are sold when the box office opens on the day of the performance; tickets are subject to availability and limited to two per person. Only cash will be accepted for rush tickets, and all sales are final.

Standing-room tickets are also available on the day of the performance when the box office opens. Standing-room tickets, which are priced $32 apiece, are only available when the performance is sold out. There is a limit of two tickets per person, and all sales are final.

The Nederlander Theatre is located at 208 West 41st Street. Tickets are on sale now via or by calling (877) 250-2929. Ticket prices range from $69-$152.
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