52 minutes | Mar 2, 2021

A Little Luck

"Forever starts tonight" as hosts Bobby and Kristina discuss 2015's Honeymoon In Vegas on episode five of My Favorite Flop.   ABOUT HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Based on the 1992 movie of the same name, Honeymoon In Vegas tells the story of Jack Singer, a Brooklynite with an extreme fear of marriage, who finally gets up the nerve to ask his girlfriend Betsy to marry him. But when smooth-talking gambler Tommy — looking for a second chance at love — falls head over heels for Betsy, Jack must go to extreme heights to win back the love of his life. The musical features a book by Andrew Bergman (who wrote and directed the original film) with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Honeymoon In Vegas held a workshop and backers auditions in October 2011, with T.R. Knight, Mary Faber, and Tony Danza in the leading roles. An expected pre-Broadway tryout in Toronto was scheduled for the following year, but was ultimately cancelled, leaving the show's future in limbo. In September 2013, the show finally premiered to rave reviews at the Paper Mill Playhouse with Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley replacing T.R. Knight and Mary Faber as Jack and Betsy. The Broadway production opened on January 15, 2015 in the middle of a harsh New York winter. Despite getting nearly unanimous praise from the critics, including a love letter from The New York Times, the show struggled to find an audience and ultimately closed on April 5, after just 93 performances. A national tour, once again starring Tony Danza, was announced to take place in 2016, but never materialized. The London premiere was given by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra conducted by Jason Robert Brown in a semi-staged concert version at the London Palladium on March 12, 2017.   Original Broadway Cast Rob McClure as Jack Singer Brynne O'Malley as Betsy Nolan Nancy Opel as Bea Singer David Josefsberg as Buddy Rocky/Roy Bacon Leslie Donna Flesner and Erica Sweany as Buddy's Showgirls Tony Danza as Tommy Korman Matthew Saldivar as Johnny Sandwich Matt Allen as Hotel Manager Katie Webber as Cranberry Waitress/Sapphire de la Tour George Merrick as Dougie Cataracts/Teihutu Gaelen Gilliland as Joanne Klein Raymond J. Lee as Chan Elvis Park Zachary Prince as Alex Leslie Donna Flesner as Rose Tracee Beazer, Gaelen Gilliland, and George Merrick as Ticket Agents Catharine Ricafort as Mahi Matt Allen, Grady McLeod Bowman, Albert Guerzon, Raymond J. Lee, Cary Tedder, Katie Webber as Flying Elvises George Merrick and Gaelen Gillibrand as Voiceover Announcements Ensemble: Matt Allen, Tracee Beazer, Grady McLeod Bowman, Leslie Donna Flesner, Gaelen Gilliland, Albert Guerzon, Raymond J. Lee, George Merrick, Zachary Prince, Catharine Ricafort, Erica Sweany, Cary Tedder, and Katie Webber.
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