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HONEYMOON IN VEGAS to Open on Broadway This Fall

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Rob
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Yay!
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mjohnson2
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Okay, I can't remember who it was, but somebody on this board has been saying that this will happen for like 3 months. To you, I say that you are a wizard.
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CurtainPullDowner
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Why? It's been rumored since it closed at Papermill? Happy for VEGAS Sad for MIDNIGHT.
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DramaTeach
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I didn't see it at Papermill, so what does everybody think? I've heard it's JRB's most commercial score to date, so it should appeal to the masses. Do you agree?
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SNAFU
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I sawa Dress rehearsal, They hadn't gotten through the entire tech so it was rough. The score is good.

The show definitly wanted more money which if it retooled for Broadway it will obviously get.
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Kad
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Maybe JRB will finally have a show run 100 performances.
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RSrichie
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Saw it at Papermill ALOT OF FUN and a wonderful JRB score it's a crowd pleaser so I think it will do well
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tazber
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Yea, the score is really fun. I'm looking forward to this.
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A musical being made out of a 20-30 year old, long forgotten movie? Wow, you sure don't see that happen on Broadway very often.
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A musical being made out of a 20-30 year old, long forgotten movie? Wow, you sure don't see that happen on Broadway very often.

Yes, a real revolutionary concept they've got going here. It's a fun night at the theatre and a little bit of time and a bit more money could help even more. I just long for something original.
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jacobsnchz14
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Not surprised it's transferring, especially since they played a video preview during the commercial break at the Tony Awards rehearsal. Sad to see After Midnight go especially after its great Tony performance and how it had different guest stars coming in. Oh, well... excited for JRB, though. How was the show to those of you who saw it at Papermill?
Dessie
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Didn't see it but I know of a few who weren't sure the raves BB gave it were merited.
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I'm very happy to hear this news! I just hope it can find an audience...
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It will be interesting if Lord Brantley will still like it or if he will fault it now that it has come to Broadway.
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JayG 2
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To say Ben's review was not merited is an understatement. It truly is mediocre in every department, but maybe they have worked on it and did something to make it special.
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Brantley gives a bad review. I am shocked beyond words he gives bad reviews.
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"Brantley gives a bad review. I am shocked beyond words he gives bad reviews."

OK Mr. Roxy, we all understand you think ROCKY is the greatest show ever to grace Broadway with its existence and Brantley gave it a bad review and for that you will despise him and curse him till the end of your days. WE GET IT. Everyone on this board will keep that in mind every hour of their waking existence so there is no need to mention it over and over and over again anytime the subject of any critic reviewing any show is mentioned. There... I just saved you the trouble of writing your next 311 repetitive, whiny posts about how much you dislike Ben Brantley. You're welcome.
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Oh no!

After the wretched awards season, the failure to air the In Memoriam tribute at the Tonys, the cutting of the sound design category, the over the moon ticket prices, the "gifts" allowed Tony voters, now the news that this crass, stupid, unfunny crud of a musical with its undistinguished, washed-out music-- which I had the misfortune to endure at Papermill -- is now coming our way this fall. Now once again (it just seems like yesterday... because it was!) we'll have the JRB groupies screeching hysterically every day from now til the damn thing closes. What are they going to do though when Fun Home extends its tentacles to Broadway? Which of these two rotten apples are they going to shriek the most loudly for? Poor babies. What a conundrum!

Can't we even be given a respite of like two seconds to enjoy the summer?





Updated On: 6/15/14 at 11:58 PM
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ljay889
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Does anyone believe that AE actually sees all of these shows? I don't. I think he just enjoys upsetting people.

#sadandtransparent
Updated On: 6/15/14 at 12:10 AM
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AKarp2013
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^^ It's come to the point where personally I don't really care anymore about any input After Eight has. It's just the same stuff repeated over and over again just in "new" and "clever" ways when in actuality, it's all just getting old and tired now.

I am, however, very excited for this show to come to Broadway. I loved the score (with a truly fantastic orchestra), the cast and the look of it all. Perhaps with just some tweaks in the book, I think it can fit very well on Broadway and I look forward to seeing it again after Paper Mill. It was just pure fun to watch.



Updated On: 6/15/14 at 12:15 AM
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CurtainPullDowner
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Since it already got the "thumbs up" from BB, I doubt they will be "tweaking" or changing much of anything. I wonder if Nancy O. will do this or ON THE TOWN? I'm guessing she will choose VEGAS cause it's a chance to create a "new" role on Broadway?
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WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
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I've heard the score and it's a lot of fun. I love JRB's versatility as a composer (and orchestrator) and I personally can't wait until the first preview! Finally something to get excited about!
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After Eight
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"I've heard the score and it's a lot of fun."

It stinks. As does the show.

" I love JRB's versatility as a composer "

That's true. He writes many styles of lousy songs.
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dramamama611
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I can't say I'm excited about this, but curious to see how it goes. I could get excited. I enjoyed the movie, and can see that it could work musicalized but.....I just feel sort of "meh" about it. I'll leave a window open though, for optimism.
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