Honeymoon in Vegas Review

January 16, 2015 3:00 AM

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It should be noted straight away—Flying Elvises aside, there’s virtually no one out there who considers the 1992 film Honeymoon in Vegas to be one of the brightest spots in film comedy in the last bunch of decades. It has its moments, and features fun performances from the likes of Nicolas Cage, James Caan and a pre-Carrie Bradshaw Sarah Jessica Parker, but a revisit has never seemed terribly imperative. So it's a great surprise that the large-scale musical version of said property is a frothy delight, a pineapple-sweet warm-up in this most frigid season.

After a well-received 2013 run at Paper Mill Playhouse, Honeymoon boasts the same team for its Broadway bow, led by librettist (and the film's writer/director) Andrew Bergman and composer Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years)—a seemingly incongruous pair on paper, but a surprisingly synergistic o...

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