Broadway-Bound HONEYMOON IN VEGAS May Have to Wait for Theater Availability
According to the New York Post's Michael Riedel , producer Roy Gabay may have a tough time finding a Broadway house to transfer his hit musical Honeymoon in Vegas to once it ends its run at New Jersey's Papermill Playhouse.
Says a theater owner, "Nobody saw this one coming. We'd love to have it, but we have nothing available."
Song and dance man Tony Danza stars as Tommy Korman, "a crook with a tender heart" in the musical which received rave reviews from critics after it opened in the New Jersey venue. But it looks like for now, "Vegas" will have to wait until next season to hit the Great White Way.
Paper Mill Playhouse launched its 75th Anniversary Season with the world-premiere, Broadway-bound musical Honeymoon in Vegas, based on the Castle Rock Entertainment motion picture of the same title. Honeymoon in Vegas features music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown(The Last Five Years, Parade, 13) and book by Andrew Bergman (director and screenwriter of the film). Gary Griffin (The Color Purple) will direct with original choreography by Denis Jones.
Honeymoon in Vegas stars television, screen and stage icon Tony Danza (Who's the Boss?, Taxi, The Producers, A View From The Bridge, The Iceman Cometh) as Tommy Korman, a widowed and unscrupulous gambler looking for another shot at love. Leading the company are Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin) as Jack Singer, Brynn O'Malley (Annie) as Betsy Nolan, Tony nominee Nancy Opel(Memphis, Urinetown) as Bea Singer, Matthew Saldivar (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Johnny Sandwich and David Josefsberg (Wedding Singer) as Tony Rocky/Roy Bacon.