Rob McClure Joins Cast of Broadway-Bound HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at Paper Mill Playhouse
BroadwayWorld has confirmed that CHAPLIN star Rob McClure will return to Paper Mill Playhouse this Fall in Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon in Vegas. The new musical will open September 26 and run through October 27, 2013 at the New Jersey theatre. A Paper Mill representative told BroadwayWorld: "We are thrilled to have Rob McClure back at Paper Mill. He went to our conservatory and did everything from working the box office to winning our Rising Star Award. It's great to see him come full circle."
Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2013-2014 season with a world- premiere musical heading for Broadway, 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 and a book by Andrew Bergman (director and screenwriter of the film). Gary Griffin (The Color Purple) will direct. This this insanely funny musical tells the tale of Jack Singer, a guy with an extraordinary fear of marriage, who finally overcomes his phobia and goes to Las Vegas to wed his long-time girlfriend Betsy. Honeymoon in Vegas will star television, screen and stage icon Tony Danza as 'Tommy Kormana', a widowed and unscrupulous gambler looking for another shot at love.
A world-premiere musical heading for Broadway from Paper Mill Playhouse starring television, screen and stage icon Tony Danza (Who's the Boss, Taxi)! Based on the hit movie, this insanely funny musical tells the tale of Jack Singer, a guy with an extraordinary fear of marriage, who finally overcomes his phobia and goes to Las Vegas to wed his long-time girlfriend Betsy. Enter Tommy Korman (Danza), a widowed and unscrupulous gambler looking for another shot at love. Tommy spots Betsy, who bears an uncanny resemblance to his late wife, and the game is afoot. The author of the comedy classics The In-Laws and The Freshman and the Tony-winning composer of The Last Five Years team up to create a side-splitting musical with all the glitz, fun, and brassy glamor of a night out in Las Vegas! See this hilarious world premiere before it goes to Broadway - only at Paper Mill Playhouse!
McClure originated the title role in Chaplin on Broadway. Most recently in New York, Rob received raves for another title role, leading the cast of Where's Charley? at Encores. A two-time Barrymore Award winner, Rob starred on Broadway as Princeton/Rod in the Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q. He made his Broadway debut in the 2002 Broadway revival of I'm Not Rappaport alongside Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen. Other selected credits include Avenue Q (1st National Tour, Helen Hayes Nomination), Amadeus (Mozart, Walnut Street Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour, The MUNY), The Game's Afoot (World-Premiere by Ken Ludwig, Cleveland Playhouse), The Producers (Carmen Ghia, Walnut Street Theatre), The Flea and the Professor (World-Premiere, Arden Theatre.) and Johnny Baseball (World-Premiere American Repertory Theater).
Paper Mill Playhouse, a not-for-profit arts organization, is one of the country's leading regional theaters. Paper Mill Playhouse programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.