HONEYMOON IN VEGAS End Runs Today at Paper Mill; Is Broadway Next?
The hit run of Honeymoon in Vegas, which opened to a great set of reviews plays its final performances today at 1:30 and 7pm before the show closes.
Is Broadway next? Most-likely. The show has been billed as 'Broadway-Bound' since day one, and the rave reviews from New York's critics make it a safe bet that we'll see it on the Great White Way, sooner rather than later. In fact, a recent report by the New York Post's Michael Riedel, he notes that 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."
So, stay tuned!
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.