Fall in love with the new ‘Honeymoon’ musical

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Tony nominee Rob McClure and Brynn O’Malley were cast perfectly in the new musical production of Honeymoon in Vegas, but television icon Tony Danza showed he’s still the boss as he tap danced and sang across the stage.

Tony Danza is still the boss as wise guy Tommy Korman

Tony Danza is still the boss as wise guy Tommy Korman in the musical production of ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’

Based on the 1992 comedy film directed by Andrew Bergman and starring Nicolas Cage, James Caan and Sarah Jessica Parker, Honeymoon in Vegas makes a riotous stage performance at the Papermill Playhouse in Milburn.

Jack Singer, a regular guy endowed by his dying mother with an extreme fear of marriage, is pressured by his girlfriend Betsy to pop the question after a five-year romance with at least a few false starts, so they depart for a speedy wedding.

Once they arrive in Vegas, mobster Tommy Korman sees in Besty the spitting image of his late lost wife, Donna, so he embarks on a scam to make the bride-to-be his own, hoping to get a second chance at love.

Korman does everything possible to break up the romance but true love conquers all, with a little help from a team of sky-diving Elis impersonators.

Danza, best known for his starring roles in long-running TV series “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss?”, delivered an excellent performance as Tommy Korman.

McClure and O’Malley are the perfect all-American couple, ripe for a wild ride when destiny threatens to tear them apart.

Rob McClure (Jack), Brynn O’Malley (Betsy) and the Company of Honeymoon in Vegas at Paper Mill Playhouse; Photo credit T. Charles Erickson.

Paper Mill Playhouse is launching its 75th Anniversary season with the world-premiere of this delightful musical, featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and book by Andrew Bergman, director and screenwriter of the film.

Running locally through Oct 27, it would be well worth the effort to see this show before it moves to Broadway. Get tickets online at http://www.papermill.org

 


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