Tony Danza

Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, is now in previews for a Thursday, January 15, 2015 opening night at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).

In addition, Honeymoon in Vegas has announced its rush and stand room policies for all performances:


Standing room tickets are available on the day of the performance when the Nederlander Theatre box office opens. Standing room tickets are only available when the performance is sold out and are $32 each. Limit two tickets per person. All sales final.

The cast of Honeymoon in Vegas includes Tony Award nominee Rob McClure, Brynn O’Malley, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Tony Danza, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar, Matt Allen, Tracee Beazer, Grady McLeod Bowman, Barry Busby, Leslie Donna Flesner, Gaelen Gilliland, Albert Guerzon, Sean Allan Krill, Raymond J. Lee, George Merrick, Jessica Naimy, Zachary Prince, Catherine Ricafort, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Erica Sweany, Cary Tedder, and Katie Webber.

In addition to director Gary Griffin and choreographer Denis Jones, the creative team for Honeymoon in Vegas features three-time Tony Award nominee Anna Louizos (scenic design); Emmy Award winner Brian C. Hemesath (costume design); Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (lighting design); Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer & Drama Desk Award winner Drew Levy (sound design); Tony and Grammy Award winner Don Sebesky, Larry Blank, Jason Robert Brown, Charlie Rosen (orchestrations); Tom Murray (music director); Charles G. LaPointe (hair and wig design); Kathy Fabian/Propstar (props); and Telsey + Company/Justin Huff, CSA (casting).

Honeymoon in Vegas tells the story of Jack Singer (Rob McClure), a regular guy with an extreme fear of marriage, who finally gets up the nerve to ask his girlfriend Betsy (Brynn O'Malley) to marry him. But when they head to Las Vegas to get hitched, smooth talking gambler Tommy Korman (Tony Danza), looking for a second chance at love, falls head over heels for Betsy. What happens next is anybody's bet!

Honeymoon in Vegas is produced by Dena Hammerstein, Roy Gabay, Rich Entertainment Group, Dan Farah, Metro Card, King's Leaves, Dan Frishwasser, Leslie Greif/Thom Beers, Susan Dietz & Lenny Beer, Howard Hoffman/Anna Czekaj, Important Musicals, Sharon Karmazin, L.G. Scott, Martin Markinson in association with Ken Greiner/Ruth Hendel, Krauss Freitag/Boyle Koenigsberg, Rick Steiner/Bell-Staton Group and Paper Mill Playhouse.

Based on the 1992 Castle Rock Entertainment Motion Picture, Honeymoon in Vegas played an acclaimed try-out at the Paper Mill Playhouse late last year. Here’s a sampling of the reviews from that production:

“This delightful new musical based on the 1992 movie by Andrew Bergman, who also wrote the over-the-top funny book for this show features a revelation of a score by Jason Robert Brown that hooks you from the get-go. As performed under the single-malt-smooth direction of Gary Griffin, it’s a swinging hymn to laid-back outrageousness. The cooler-than-cool spirit of Frank Sinatra is present here, made flesh in a star turn by Tony Danza.”

- Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“The laughs come as fast as pulls on a slot machine in director Gary Griffin's guffaw-out-loud production. Jason Robert Brown's zippy score is a perfect complement to the daffiness of Andrew Bergman’s book with some of the wittiest lyrics in recent memory. The winning cast features Rob McClure who displays his gift for physical comedy, particularly when he joins the flying Elvises or mimics the ''Single Ladies'' dance while singing of his beloved Betsy, a crystal-voiced Brynn O’Malley.”

- Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

“Honeymoon in Vegas is a fun, delightfully ditzy new musical with a bouncy score by Jason Robert Brown and a gag-filled book by Andrew Bergman. Rob McClure is terrific at physical comedy mining big laughs with his increasingly manic line readings. Tony Danza has the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. His timing is razor-sharp, his crooning pleasant, and his soft-shoe dancing smooth.”

- Frank Scheck, New York Post

“Honeymoon in Vegas pulls out all the stops to entertain. Gary Griffin directs a zany production with inspired choreography by Denis Jones that is perfectly in tune with Andrew Bergman’s story and Jason Robert Brown’s lively music and lyrics that capture the splashy Sin City style and its outsize characters.”

- Ronni Rech, The Star-Ledger


Tickets for Honeymoon in Vegas are on sale now via, by calling 877-250-2929, or in person at the Nederlander Theatre box office, (208 W 41st Street). Ticket prices range from $69 - $152 (all prices include a $2.00 facility fee).