19Mar

Review & Giveaway: Honeymoon in Vegas on Broadway

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I’ll never forget the film Honeymoon in Vegas starring Nicholas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker and James Caan. It was about a yuppie who promised his mother on her deathbed he’d never marry. This presented major problems in his relationship with his girlfriend, but after dating for five years, they take off to Vegas to get hitched but encounter a stumbling block. After an expensive, impromptu game of Poker with a wealthy gambler, he is forced to sacrifice his fiancee to the man for the weekend and what follows is pure madness. About the film, I remembered Elvis Presley impersonators and a very savvy, debonaire Caan wisking Parker away from Cage, who I had a huge crush on in the 1990s.

I have to admit that as much as I liked the film, I didn’t have high expectations for the show. I wasn’t sure how the story would translate to the stage, but with a combination of catchy songs with lyrics written by Jason Robert brown, lovely, comedic performances by Rob McClure (who I loved in Broadway’s Chaplin a few years ago) and Tony Danza (from Taxi and Who’s the Boss fame) and a great supporting cast, this show won me over. Brynn O’Malley as the female lead, Betsy, gives a solid performance as the fiancee and I thoroughly enjoyed her solos. Vegas lounge singers played by David Josefsberg and Matthew Saldivar are believable and the show’s orchestra, who is on stage the whole time, takes us all right to Vegas…and later Hawaii. The set and costumes all add to the Vegas glitz – in all its kitsch and glory. My companion and I left the show smiling, probably a result of the finale full of Elvis impersonators, just as I remembered. Oh, and Tony Danza’s tap dancing.

Honeymoon in Vegas is playing at the Nederlander Theater. You can get tix here.

I’m thrilled to be giving away a pair of tickets to HONEYMOON IN VEGAS (valued at $310 for the pair)! Tickets are good for Saturday, April 4th only!

To win, just comment below and let me know if you know anyone who has gotten married in Vegas!

For an additional entry, tweet this:

I entered to win a pair of tickets to see @HoneymoonBway via @hollychronicles! http://bit.ly/1FaU7GA #Broadway #NYC

Winner will be selected randomly. The winner will receive two tickets, which will be held at the box office day of show in your name. This giveaway will end on Monday, March 23rd at 9am EST. Winner will be posted here, on the Culture Mom Facebook page and via email and will have 24 hours to accept their prize.

Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post but received complimentary tickets to facilitate the review.  Giveaway is courtesy of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS.

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  1. I was the maid of honor for my friend Mary when she got married to her hubby Al and my boyfriend now hubby stood up as the best man in the Little White Chapel–so much fun!! I still can’t believe they did and are still married today

  2. Oohh totally want to win this! It looks so good in the video and who does not love Tony Danza!

  3. A good family friend got married in vegas

  4. Monica C says:

    I tweeted for an additional entry

  5. Monica C says:

    I don’t know anyone who got married in Vegas

  6. Monica S. says:
  7. Monica S. says:

    Well, I now know that Kristin got married in Vegas! And believe it or not, “Honeymoon in Vegas” is actually my favorite movie! I cannot wait to see the show!!!

  8. Our good friends surprise us while we were in Las Vegas and told us when they arrived that they were getting married while they were in Las Vegas. We stopped everything and helped them plan their wedding. Thanks for the chance at the tickets. Would love to see this show with my gorgeous wife.

  9. I’ve seen Vegas weddings, but I don’t know anyone who has married there.

  10. Robb Johnston says:

    I know 2 couples who got married there and was in the wedding party for 1 of them. are the tix for the Matinee or Evening (IF evening I am out)

    but yay for Cip and Melissa, and for Sean and Dana

  11. And I just tweeted too 🙂

  12. I actually don’t know anyone who’s gotten married in Vegas… We had a destination wedding in Hawaii 🙂

  13. I’ve never been to Vegas. I keep wanting to hide myself in my hubby’s suitcase when he gets to go for business and I have to stay home!

  14. Margarita Viera says:

    I don’t know anyone who has gotten married in Vegas.

  15. Ellen Gervits says:

    I had coworker that married in Las Vegas.

  16. Don’t know who’s been married in Las Vegas. I’ve been there a few 🙂

  17. My husband and I were married in Vegas! We also met in Vegas!!

  18. Sarah Packard says:

    I don’t personally know anyone who’s gotten married in Vegas…unless Britney Spears counts, haha…but I don’t actually know her. 🙂 Would love to see this show!!

  19. i never been to vegas or known anyone to get married there. But i would love to renew my vow and go on a second honeymoon there

  20. I don’t know anyone who married in Vegas but would love to see the show!

  21. I also loved the movie and I’ve been thinking about seeing the show. I was going to enter your contest but realized that 4/4 is the night of the 2nd Passover Sedar. I’ll see it eventually,

  22. Diane Sullivan says:

    Only Brittany Speirs! Lol. Well, i really dont know her….but..lol!
    the thought did cross my mind when i went to vegas…young minds can make many mistakes. Would LOVEEEEE TOsee this with hubby. Jeeeezzze we really need a broadway night!!! We are free april 4th!! Fingers crossed!!!

  23. I don’t know anyone who has gotten married in Vegas, but I know those who have honeymooned there!

  24. Lynda Natale says:

    I tweeted for an extra chance

  25. I don’t know anyone personally who has gotten married in Vegas…but I did pass the chapel when I was there!

  26. I tweeted for an additional entry

  27. Don’t know anyone who got married in Vegas but I’d love to renew my vows there one of these days.

  28. Wendy Wallach says:
  29. Wendy Wallach says:

    So I actually got married in Vegas!

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