And that’s a shame because Honeymoon in Vegas is the kind of old-fashioned song-and-dance show that people so often think of when they think of Broadway. It may not be groundbreaking but it does provide some good-natured fun.
McClure is nowhere near as manic as Nicolas Cage was in the movie (who could be?) but he sings, dances and clowns around with infectious enthusiasm.
Tommy is a tricky part because the character does some underhanded things to woo Jack’s beloved and yet he needs to be charming enough to make it believable that she might consider going off with him.
Danza’s innate likability and vulnerability keep the audience on his side. In addition to crooning tunes and doing a little soft shoe onstage, Danza has been going all out to promote the show, even working the line at TKTS (click here to read an interview with him).
Brian Hemesath’s over-the-top costumes provide one sight gag after another (click here to read a profile of him). Meanwhile, Anna Louizos’s roll-on sets and video projections move the show in cinematic fashion from Brooklyn to Vegas to Hawaii, with appropriately garish panache.