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Honeymoon in Vegas

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Clever
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Critics
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13 reviews
Members
79
87 reviews
 

Tony Danza stars in a new musical comedy based on the 1992 film about a love triangle set amongst the glitz of Las Vegas.

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The show tells the story of Jack, 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. A romantic romp from New York to Vegas to Hawaii about the crazy things we do for love.

 

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Reviews (100)

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75
Avg Score

95
The 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...This production is a real-live, old-fashioned, deeply satisfying Broadway musical in a way few new shows are anymore. It offers the perfect sunny holiday for frozen Eastern city dwellers." Full Review

75
New York Post

"The rambunctious new musical “Honeymoon in Vegas” is old-fashioned and proud of it. A big orchestra pumps out a brassy, melodic score that nods to Sinatra’s ba-da-bing days. The wacky plot could have been lifted from a 1960s caper. If only parts of the story didn’t cross the line between old-school and antediluvian." Full Review

70
Variety

"“Honeymoon In Vegas” answers gloomy Gotham’s crying need for some good old lowbrow farce. Scribe Andrew Bergman has turned his not-quite-cult 1992 movie into a not-quite-knockout Broadway musical.  But with catchy tunes and clever lyrics, sweet comic turns, and a bevy of Elvis impersonators, this brassy little show might brighten up this town over the winter." Full Review

90
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 flock to get fleeced? At least it’s not…Las Vegas? Well, the Great White Way has now become Sodom of the Southwest, and whatever happens there is definitely not staying there: Honeymoon in Vegas is too damn fun to keep secret." Full Review

65
The Hollywood Reporter

"It's breezy and fun, full of toe-tapping numbers, witty design touches and frequent bursts of irreverent comic inspiration. But it sputters after a tremendously entertaining first act. This is a 2½-hour musical with maybe 90 minutes' worth of decent material. Ultimately, the show feels slight." Full Review

60
AM New York

“Here and there, the show starts to soar. During those moments, you feel as though you’re watching a modern-day “Guys and Dolls,” and not yet another forgettable movie-turned-musical churned out for Broadway. But more often than not, "Honeymoon in Vegas” is mired in a pained attempt to enliven and exaggerate a simple but heartfelt story into a broad, over-the-top musical comedy." Full Review

60
Chicago Tribune

"The sexist values of the show are not so much 1992 as 1952...This is, of course, an old-fashioned musical comedy, a genre not known for its progressive values. And the warm-centered tone is never crass or sleazy. Still, this thing badly needed the safety of some chronological remove, especially given that women buy most of the tickets to shows like this." Full Review

70
New York Daily News

"There’s plenty to like about the new Broadway arrival “Honeymoon in Vegas.” That goes double for the terrific score. If only the overall production were sexier, funnier and more surprising. As is, the show is cute and old-fashioned, a good time." Full Review

80
Deadline

"You think they just don’t make ‘em like they used to? To find out how wrong you are, head to Broadway for a couple of hours of finger-snapping, tap-dancing, hip-swiveling, Elvis-impersonating, night-club crooning fun. That’s what the musical adaptation of Honeymoon In Vegas promises and what it delivers." Full Review

95
Newsday

"Honeymoon in Vegas," based on the 1992 film, is an unexpectedly delightful, thoroughly conventional movie spinoff that isn't hard-selling anything more than a good time created by experts. Even the sky-diving Elvis impersonators are charming." Full Review

60
USA Today

"One has to ask: What drove the creators of the new musical adaptation of Honeymoon In Vegas to think that flimsy film comedy — a chestnut at only 23 years old — could translate to a compelling stage production? As empty-calorie musicals go, you could do worse than this Honeymoon." Full Review

75
Entertainment Weekly

"It’s a great surprise that the large-scale musical version of the movie is a frothy delight, a pineapple-sweet warm-up in this most frigid season...Vegas has its share of missteps—a few clunker lines, a still-slightly-sexist undertone, and what has to be the only showtune in history about skin cancer. But a gifted, generous cast puts the entire affair over." Full Review

70
Metro Source

"Do you remember the movie Honeymoon in Vegas? No one was demanding its upgrade from VHS to Broadway, but we got it so here we are. Jason Robert Brown scored the show, so you think this might be the rare Netflix musical to transcend its genre. Honeymoon doesn’t quite do that, but it does sit on the better end of the spectrum of adaptations that entertain well enough." Full Review

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79
Avg Score

83
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you want a completely fun theatre experience with a fantastic original score by Jason Robert Brown. Cute, funny, campy entertainment.

Don't see it if you're looking for something heavy or serious. We went in with low expectations and wound up seeing it 5 times!

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a fun and smart musical comedy. You love Jason Robert Brown.

Don't see it if You do not like musicals.

66
Disappointing, Dated, Fluffy

See it if you liked the movie or have nothing else to do

Don't see it if you are a JRB fan - this was a let-down

86
Funny, Delightful, Romantic, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you are willing to give a fun show a chance.

Don't see it if you want something more than just a cute show .

79
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you like Jason Robert Brown and want a really fun, cute show.

Don't see it if If you don't like Elvis and want the next Sondheim show.

75
Great acting, Raunchy, Indulgent, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun show with an original score, + your willing to not take the story too seriously. Some truly comic moments + great set design

Don't see it if you want realistic situations

45
Indulgent, Banal, Cliched, Insipid, Fluffy

See it if You like Tony Danza???

Don't see it if You like quality, innovative theater.

67
Funny, Quirky, Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you are looking for a fun, fluffy, feel-good show

Don't see it if you are looking for a show with a well-written book or a lot of depth

35
Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Great staging

See it if You're a JRB completionist, or you want to witness the extravagance and ridiculousness of Vegas on the stage.

Don't see it if You object to mediocre scores, bad characters, bad acting, misogyny, etc.

80
Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you like Tony Danza and Rob McClure.

Don't see it if don't like glitzy vegas costumes.

78
Funny, Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You like Tony Danza. He sings and dances and taps.

Don't see it if You want an engaging plot. Silly

95
Intelligent, Romantic, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love old school musicals with modern flair or love the music of JRB.

Don't see it if you're looking for a more serious show.

70
Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Fluffy

See it if cute; don't think too much; Tony Danza was charming, but not really what is needed for this character; enjoyed the music and orchestration

Don't see it if you want a duplicate of the movie; you can't suspend belief for a musical

82
Delightful, Refreshing, Fun, Simple, Great score

See it if you love the genius of Jason Robert Brown! The music is what makes the show worth seeing.

Don't see it if you want a complex layered story.

80
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for a fun time with some terrific musical numbers & wonderful cast.

Don't see it if your looking for serious theatre or deep stories.

35
Indulgent, Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Insipid

See it if you don’t mind some casual racism in your theatre / you want a great opening number that devolves into a cliched mess

Don't see it if you can avoid it.

80
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Star-studded

See it if Want to see Tony Danza. and to simply be entertained.

Don't see it if Want to see something that makes you think..

87
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like campy, fun musicals that are very entertaining.

Don't see it if You like heavier material.

67
Funny, Entertaining, Upsetting

See it if you enjoy the original movie and want a fun, light-hearted story

Don't see it if you believe seeing a story where a woman is seen as an object is unacceptable

88
Great acting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Catchy music, Laugh out loud funny

See it if you're ready for some first rate singing dancing and clowning around. Much more than the premise & much more fun than you'll expect

Don't see it if you can't stand Tony Danza or Elvis. It's Vegas!

80
Funny, Original, Delightful, Romantic, Great staging

See it if you want to have a good time at the theater and just smile

Don't see it if you are looking for a more serious show

70
Funny, Romantic, Dated, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy a well-casted traditional romantic comedy delivered with talented actors.

Don't see it if Somewhat sappy, star-driven revivals are not your thing.

93
Funny, Original, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you love a funny, entertaining, terrific show. Why did it close??

Don't see it if you don't like funny musicals.

91
Great acting, Romantic, Great staging, Fluffy, Fun songs

See it if An enjoyable show with charming actors. One of my favorites. All the actors were wonderful as were the special effects and sets.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or you want something serious. But it's lots of fun and worth seeing.

49
Cliched, Insipid, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy Jason Robert Brown, the movie on which it's based, or Tony Danza tap dancing. Cute score, good staging.

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical with substance. Fluff for days.