MILLBURN – Well-known television and film actor Tony Danza will star in the Broadway-bound musical Honeymoon in Vegas to launch the Paper Mill Playhouse’s 75th anniversary season. The musical, making its world premiere, is based on the Castle Rock Entertainment motion picture of the same title and features music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and book by Andrew Bergman, who directed and wrote the film.
“I’m excited to be back on stage in a musical. I love Paper Mill Playhouse—it’s a beautiful theater,” remarked Danza. “I’ve been working on this project for a long time and can’t wait for people to see this funny story and hear Jason Robert Brown’s great score!”
Danza, who starred in the television shows Who’s the Boss? and Taxi, will play as Tommy Korman, a widowed and unscrupulous gambler looking for another shot at love. The company will also include Tony nominee Rob McClure as Jack Singer, Brynn O’Malley as Betsy Nolan, Tony nominee Nancy Opel as Bea Singer, Matthew Saldivaras Johnny Sandwich and David Josefsbergas Tony Rocky/Roy Bacon.
The show 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 longtime girlfriend, Betsy. Enter Tommy Korman, 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.
Honeymoon in Vegas will play the Millburn theater from Sept. 26 through Oct. 27. Tickets are on sale now and range from $27 to $98. Calling 973-376-4343, visit the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or go online at www.papermill.org to purchase.
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