The London Musical Theatre Orchestra will be staging a concert version of Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon In Vegas to the London Palladium as the first show of its 2017 season. Honeymoon In Vegas tickets are now on sale.
Based on the hit 1992 film starring Sarah Jessica Parker, and Nicholas Cage, Honeymoon in Vegas tells the story of mild-mannered Brooklynite, Jack, who haunted by the fear of a promise to his dying mother never to get married, avoids proposing to his new girlfriend Betsy. He finally summons the nerve and takes Betsy to Las Vegas only to have his plans compromised by a dashing gambler with an eye for luxury and Jack’s new fiancée.
Honeymoon In Vegas will feature Samantha Barks (Les Miserables movie, The Last Five Years) as Betsy, Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Legends Of Tomorrow) as Jack, Simon Lipkin (Avenue Q, The Lorax) as Buddy, Maxwell Caulfield (The Colbys) as Tommy, Rosemary Ashe (The Phantom Of The Opera) as Bea and Nicolas Colicos (Mamma Mia!) as Johnny. Supporting roles will be played by Maisey Bawden, Hywel Dowsell and Daniel Amity.
Jason Robert Brown said: “Honeymoon in Vegas is the show I always aspired to write. All of these sounds – the swing, the samba, the disco, the boogie, the rock’n’roll – make up what I hear in my head when I think of what a ‘Broadway musical’ should be. I’m so gratified to have actually written it, and thrilled to get a chance – finally! – to present it in London. And to know that the music will be brought to life by the sterling musicians of the LMTO and a glorious cast is such a delight and a privilege. I’ve had so many sensational experiences in the British theatre that it feels like coming home. I cannot wait to get started!”