Honeymoon in Vegas is a colorful comedy production, which bumps into love and luck from New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse moving to New York City Theater. The casting is led by Tony Danza – one of the most favorite and loved personalities on televisions, who portrays the role of Tommy, the gambler who attempts his luck by sweeping off Betsy (Brynn O’ Malley) and keep her out of the arms of her fiancé Jack (Rob McClure), who happens to surpass his terrible fear of marriage.
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Jack Singer is a small town guy, who terribly fears marriage. When he met his love Betsy, he finally has the courage to give marriage a chance and asks Betsy. Later, the soon to be married couples are on their way to the romance-filled city of Las Vegas to exchange vows and spend their first honeymoon. By Jack’s misfortune, his best luck began to fade into the picture as they bump into gambler Tommy Korman, who agrees to swap fortunes and get Betsy off from Jack’s arms. One clear reason why Tommy gets in the way is that, he sees some strange resemblance in Betsy to his late wife.
The production is under Garry Griffin’s direction, who has just returned to direct Honeymoon in Vegas. Honeymoon in Vegas is inspired from a 1992 film of the same name, written by Andrew Bergman. It is accompanied with music and lyrics by the Tony-award winning Jobert Brown, and full choreography by Dennis Jones.
According to an article posted in Art Beat, dated November 24, 2014, the new musical comedy ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ had an unenthusiastic response in ticket sales during its first set of previewed performances.
“The musical adapted from a 1992 movie and starring Rob McClure (Broadway’s Chaplin) and the television veteran in the roles earlier played by Nicolas Cage and James Caan, grossed $366,136 for seven performances, or 37 percent of the maximum possible amount, with about two-thirds of the seats filled”.
The production runs for approximately two and a half hour with a 15-minute intermission.