Tony nominee Nancy Opel, David Josefsberg and Matthew Saldivar are heading to the Broadway strip. The three will join the previously announced Rob McClure, Brynn O’Malley and Tony Danza in the Broadway production of Honeymoon in Vegas. All six performers appeared in the world premiere of the musical at Papermill Playhouse last year. The show, which features a score by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown and a book by the 1992 film’s screenwriter Andrew Bergman, is set to begin performances on November 18 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Opening night is set for January 15, 2015.
Opel, who earned a Tony nod for her performance in Urinetown, is currently starring as Madame in Cinderella. Her additional stage credits include Memphis, The Toxic Avenger, Fiddler on the Roof, Sunday in the Park with George, Anything Goes, Triumph of Love and Evita. Josefsberg’s Broadway credits include The Wedding Singer, Grease and Les Miserables; off-Broadway, he was seen in Altar Boyz, Rated P for Parenthood and Slut. Saldivar most recently appeared on the Great White Way in Act One; he has also seen in Peter and the Starcatcher, The Wedding Singer, Grease and A Streetcar Named Desire.
Honeymoon in Vegas, directed by Gary Griffin, tells the story of Jack Singer (McClure), a commitment-phobe who finally proposes to his girlfriend Betsy (O’Malley). The couple heads to Vegas to get hitched, but when smooth-talking gambler Tommy Korman (Danza) falls head over heels for Betsy, he arranges for Jack to lose big in a poker game so he can claim the bride-to-be as his own girlfriend.
The production will feature set design by Anna Louizos, costumes by Brian C. Hemesath, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Scott Lehrer and Drew Levy and orchestrations by Don Sebesky with additional orchestrations by Larry Blank and Charlie Rosen. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.