Photo Coverage: Neil Simon's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS Opening Night at the Nederlander Theatre
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, the first of THE Neil Simon PLAYS, directed by David Cromer, opened last night, Sunday, October 25th at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). BROADWAY BOUND will join BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS in repertory on November 18th, 2009.
BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there as the stars arrived for the big opening night!
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS originally opened on March 27th, 1983 at the Alvin Theatre and played for 1,299 performances. (During the run of BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, the Alvin Theatre was renamed TheNeil Simon Theatre).
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS stars Laurie Metcalf (Kate Jerome) and Dennis Boutsikaris (Jack Jerome) with Santino Fontana (Stanley Jerome), Jessica Hecht (Blanche), Gracie Bea Lawrence (Laurie), Noah Robbins (Eugene Jerome) and Alexandra Socha (Nora).
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS centers on young Jewish teen Eugene Morris Jerome and his extended family living in a crowded home in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn in the late 1930s: his overworked father, Jack; overbearing mother, Kate; his older brother Stanley; Kate's widowed sister Blanche and her daughters, Nora and Laurie. As Eugene spends his time daydreaming about a baseball career, he must also cope with his family's troubles, his awkward discovery of the opposite sex and his developing identity as a writer.
Scenic design is by John Lee Beatty, costume design is by Jane Greenwood, lighting design is by Brian MacDevitt and sound design is by Josh Schmidt and Fitz Patton. Hair and wig design is by Tom Watson.
THE Neil Simon PLAYS are produced by Ira Pittelman, Max Cooper, Jeffrey Sine, Scott Delman, Ruth Hendel, Roy Furman, Ben Sprecher/Wendy Federman, Scott Landis and Emanuel Azenberg.
THE Neil Simon PLAYS will be performed in repertory on a varied schedule. Visitwww.TheNeilSimonPlays.com for performance schedule and other information.
Tickets are available online at www.TicketMaster.com, by phone at 212-307-4100 or at the Nederlander Theatre box office (208 West 41st Street).
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
Neil Simon's "Bighton Beach Memoirs" at the Nederlander Theatre
"Bighton Beach Memoirs" at the Nederlander Theatre
the Opening Night of Neil Simon's "Bighton Beach Memoirs" at the Nederlander Theatre
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