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‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ Coming to Broadway

Honeymoon in Vegas, the stage version of the 1992 film comedy, will be arriving on Broadway after a successful run at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey last year. The new musical will begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Nov. 18 in advance of an opening on Jan. 15, 2015. The book is written by Andrew Bergman (Blazing Saddles, Fletch), director of the original film and author of the screenplay, and the score is by three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade). Garry Griffin (The Color Purple) directs with choreography by Denis Jones.

 

Tony Danza (Tommy) and Brynn O’Malley (Betsy) in 'Honeymoon in Vegas' at the Paper Mill Playhouse (Photo: Jerry Dalia)

Tony Danza (Tommy) and Brynn O’Malley (Betsy) in ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ at the Paper Mill Playhouse (Photo: Jerry Dalia)

The cast will be headed by Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Tony Danza (Taxi, Who’s the Boss?), Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), and Brynne O’Malley (Annie, Sunday in the Park with George). The story concerns Jack Singer (McClure), a regular guy with an extraordinary fear of marriage, who finally gets up the nerve to ask his girlfriend Betsy (O’Malley) to marry him. But when they head toLas Vegas to get hitched, smooth talking gambler Tommy Korman (Danza), looking for a second chance at love, falls head over heels for Betsy. Numerous comic escapades involving a crooked poker game, a crazy taxi ride, and a planeful of skydiving Elvis impersonators follow. The original film starred James Caan, Nicholas Cage, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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