San Diego’s Old Globe Theater will kick off its 2013-2014 season with a musical based on the television classic.
Tony Award winner Michael McGrath (“Nice Work If You Can Get It”) has the unenviable task of trying to make audiences forget the (forgive the fat joke!) larger-than-life presence of Jackie Gleason as the much put-upon bus driver Ralph Kramden. Jerry Mitchell, who the Tony-winning choreographer of “La Cage Aux Folles,” will direct and choreograph the musical comedy at the San Diego theater.
“The Honeymooners” boasts a book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner and lyrics by Peter Mills.