The reviews for Honeymoon in Vegas are in, and this cheese-laden Las Vegas glitter-bomb seems to have all the stuff of a winner. Based on the 1992 film, Honeymoon in Vegas pits two men (of totally opposing temperaments) against each other in battle for the same woman. What the story lacks in complexity, it makes up for with goofiness and outlandishness that make the entire world (from Brooklyn to Vegas to Hawaii and back again) both endearing and entertaining. The leads hit their marks – Tony Danza, Rob McClure, and Brynn O’Malley all deliver strong performances — but the original score is the real star. Jason Robert Brown deftly blends motifs of brassy, Vegas lounge music with the Broadway style he knows so well. Whether you still miss Danza’s “Who’s the Boss?” or love Jason Robert Brown’s work or just want to see something dazzling, Honeymoon in Vegas is a good bet for you.
NEW YORK TIMES
“Wake up and smell the mai tais, New York. Las Vegas has come calling on you. And it’s on such good behavior, you’d be a churl not to embrace it as if it were a long-lost sibling. As embodied by the bright and bouncy new musical Honeymoon in Vegas, which opened on Thursday night at the Nederlander Theater, the…”
TIME OUT NEW YORK
“How to answer snobs who denounce Broadway as a cultural wasteland of gaudy lights, musical cheese and tacky titillation, a place where suckers from around the world flock to get fleeced? You could say at least it’s not…Las Vegas? Well, the Great White Way has now become Sodom of the Southwest, and whatever happens ther…”
NBC NEW YORK
“Would you bet against Tony Danza? I sure wouldn’t, certainly not in a vehicle as full of cheesy goodness as Honeymoon in Vegas, which just opened at the Nederlander Theatre following a well-received world premiere at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse. All the leads are back for the Broadway run. Adapted from the 1992 film, which…”
“Honeymoon In Vegas answers gloomy Gotham’s crying need for some good old lowbrow farce — the kind of show with silly songs, mindless physical comedy and towering showgirls in feather headdresses. Scribe Andrew Bergman has turned his not-quite-cult 1992 movie (with James Caan, Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Par…”
“In the 1992 screen comedy Honeymoon in Vegas, Nicolas Cage gets over his prolonged wedding jitters and flies exasperated fiancée Sarah Jessica Parker to Nevada to tie the knot, only to risk losing her to shady professional gambler James Caan, who sees her as a dead ringer for his dear departed wife. I…”
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New York Theater:
The Tony Danza seduction scene could stand in for the whole musical, which is based on a 1992 movie that is implausible, dopey; in places funny and clever; in other places Rat Pack smarmy. Yet, thanks to an enjoyable cast, jazzy score by Jason Robert Brown, and lively choreography by Denis Jones, “Honeymoon in Vegas” the Broadway musical winds up seducing the audience too.
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