As we let you know earlier, Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Bergman’s fizzy musical adaptation of Bergman’s 1992 comedy Honeymoon In Vegas is slated to fill the Broadway vacancy left by the shuttering After Midnight. The new show, starring Tony Danza in the film role created by James Caan, has now set its dates: It will begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on November 18, with an official opening date of January 15 (though it’s questionable whether New York’s daily critics will wait nearly two months to review a show they already praised to the skies in its first outing last year at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse).
Bring on the parachuting Elvis imitators: Honeymoon in Vegas, the Jason Robert Brown musical starring Tony Danza that should have come to Broadway this season, will open this fall at the Nederander Organization-owned Brooks Atkinson Theatre, a source familiar with the negotiation confirmed Saturday.
A shortage of theaters prevented the show from coming in last fall after a critically acclaimed an SRO tryout during the summer at the Paper Mill Playhouse, a New Jersey nonprofit across the Hudson from Manhattan. The musical is an adaptation of the 1992 comedy starring Nicolas Cage and James Caan. Director and screenplay author Andrew Bergman also penned the script for the show.