'Honeymoon in Vegas' musical to star Tony Danza
Honeymoon in Vegas, a new musical based on the 1992 film starring Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker, will open on Broadway in the spring of 2013, following a limited “pre-nuptial” engagement this Nov. in Toronto.
Tony Danza (Taxi, Who’s the Boss?) will star as Tommy Korman, a wealthy Vegas wise guy (played in the film by James Caan) who tries to break up the whirlwind Sin City wedding of a commitment-phobe and his fiancee, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Korman’s late wife.
Danza first appeared on Broadway in 1998 in A View from the Bridge before starring alongside Kevin Spacey in The Iceman Cometh and headlining as Max Bialystock in Mel Brooks’ hit musical The Producers (on Broadway and in Las Vegas).
Honeymoon in Vegas will feature music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown (13), a book by Andrew Bergman (who directed and wrote the original film), choreography by Denis Jones (Legally Blonde), and direction by Gary Griffin (The Color Purple).
Additional cast and creative team members will be announced shortly.