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'Honeymoon' Opens On Broadway; Plays On Classic Vegas

A little slice of Las Vegas has once again made it to the Big Apple -- complete with song, dance and Tony Danza.

The Broadway adaptation of the 1992 movie “Honeymoon in Vegas” opened in New York City in January, toying with the East Coast’s fantasy of life on the Strip.

Carried out in a throwback style -- think Rat Pack days of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin -- director Gary Griffin takes the audience through some classic Las Vegas.

The musical centers around the idea that people can come to Las Vegas and do what they wouldn't normally do in New York, like elope and somehow vanquish any fears of commitment.

After suffering a panic attack over buying his longtime girlfriend Betsy Nolan (Brynn O’Malley) an engagement ring, Jack Singer (Rob McClure) decides that Las Vegas is the answer, thus setting up the play for the rest of the action.

New York Magazine’s theater critic Jesse Green joins KNPR to talk about “Honeymoon in Vegas,” and what his thoughts are about Vegas on Broadway.  

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Jesse Green, theater critic, New York Magazine
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Jesse Green, theater critic, New York Magazine

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Prior to taking on the role of Broadcast Operations Manager in January 2021, Rachel was the senior producer of KNPR's State of Nevada program for 6 years. She helped compile newscasts and provided coverage for and about the people of Southern Nevada, as well as major events such as the October 1 shooting on the Las Vegas strip, protests of racial injustice, elections and more. Rachel graduated with a bachelor's degree of journalism and mass communications from New Mexico State University.