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Tony Danza's 'Honeymoon In Vegas' Opens on Broadway to Rave Reviews

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Jan 23, 2015 04:58 PM EST

Broadway has a new rising star and it’s none other than Tony Danza. His new Broadway musical, titled Honeymoon in Vegas, has recently opened on the Great White Way to rave reviews.

The show, which opened on Jan. 15 at the Nederlander Theater, has proved that Danza still has the star power we all saw on Who’s the Boss? Honeymoon in Vegas, which stars Danza as a widowed and unscrupulous gambler looking for another shot at love, is adapted by Andrew Bergman from his 1992 movie starring Nicholas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker with the score by Jason Robert Brown. The show’s Broadway buzz began when it was first staged a little over a year ago at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.

After a viewing the at the Paper Mill Playhouse, The New York Times wrote that it “could almost pass as one of the best musicals of the early 1960s…the last-gasp period for the well-made, un-self-conscious and insistently tuneful song-and-dance show.”

Danza isn’t a stranger to the Broadway game. He has had supporting pieces or replacing roles in a number of hit Broadway plays such as A View From The Bridge, The Producers and The Iceman Cometh opposite Kevin Spacey. However, this is his first opportunity to star in a play from its initial opening.

Danza recently spoke to Deadline about his expectations for the show, which he, like most actors, hope will have a long run.

“Look, we really feel we have something here, and since I did The Producers, I haven’t seen anything as much fun as this,” Danza said to Deadline. “And you know, I broke Max Bialystock’s two rules, you know where he says there are only two rules in our theater. Number one, never put your own money in the show. Number two, never put your own money into the show. You know what? Maybe it wasn’t a lot, but I’ve even got my own money in this show.”

Honeymoon in Vegas also stars Rob McClure and Brynn O’Malley along with Tony nominee Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar, David Josefsberg and Catherine Ricafort.

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