Neil Simon News

Date of Birth: July 04, 1927 (89)
Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA
Gender: Male
ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

Neil Simon's Comic Farce, RUMORS, Opens At Theater Barn Next MonthNeil Simon's Comic Farce, RUMORS, Opens At Theater Barn Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Ridgefield Theater Barn proudly presents the comic farce, Rumors, starting Friday March 3rd. The only farce Neil Simon ever wrote, the show, directed by Scott Brill and produced by Pamme Jones and Paulette Layton, will be presented Friday and Saturday evenings from March 3rd to the 25th at 8pm, with Sunday matinees March 12th and 19th at 2pm. (more...)

THE FLICK, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, FUN HOME and More Set for 2017-18 at Playhouse on the SquareTHE FLICK, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, FUN HOME and More Set for 2017-18 at Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The 2017 - 2018 season at Playhouse on the Square season will begin with 9 to 5: the Musical, based on the hit film of the same name. Featuring familiar favorite songs like '9 to 5', as well as additional music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, 9 to 5: The Musical is the story of three unlikely friends who take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Opens Neil Simon's RUMORS this WeekendLong Beach Playhouse Opens Neil Simon's RUMORS this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

In a large, tastefully appointed townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe farce attack. (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRSBreakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents Neil Simon's 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' from February 24-March 13, 2017. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in ConcertPioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLSGangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

THAT PHYSICS SHOW Marks 200th Performance Off-BroadwayTHAT PHYSICS SHOW Marks 200th Performance Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

That Physics Show, recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for 'Unique Theatrical Experience,' written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo (and his alternate, fellow physics demonstrator Andrew Yolleck), celebrated its 200th performance yesterday, Wednesday, February 16th. (more...)

BWW Review: Paradox Player's THE TAMING Soothes The Battered Political SoulBWW Review: Paradox Player's THE TAMING Soothes The Battered Political Soul
by Joni Lorraine - Feb 16, 2017

Paradox Player's THE TAMING Soothes The Battered Political Soul (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: February 16, 2017Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: February 16, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 16, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE Opens Leddy's 43rd Season!Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE Opens Leddy's 43rd Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Director Elaine Gatchell has chosen one of Neil Simon's funniest and most famous shows to open their 43rd Season at Leddy Center in Epping. The Odd Couple tells the story of two mismatched friends, Felix Unger and Oscar Madison. Felix, played by John Seymour of Brentwood, NH, is a neat and tidy health nut, a writer for CBS, and a connoisseur of classical music. Because of this, his wife divorced Felix and threw him out of his apartment for good. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre is a Proud Recipient of  Grant Provided Through the PNC Arts Alive InitiativeWalnut Street Theatre is a Proud Recipient of Grant Provided Through the PNC Arts Alive Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its 208th Anniversary Season with Neil Simon's classic comedy Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Now - March 5). Simon used inspiration from his own life when creating this hilarious play. He gives audiences a peek into the writer's room of a hit 1950's television show, based on his time writing for Your Show of Shows. Walnut's New Audience Partner for Laughter on the 23rd Floor, PNC Arts Alive gives the Theatre a unique opportunity to showcase the production to twenty and thirty-somethings, including young professionals and millennials. (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Spectacular Concerts & Shows in MarchOld School Square to Present Nine Spectacular Concerts & Shows in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Old School Square is presenting nine spectacular shows and concerts in March. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now atwww.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

NY 1 OnStage to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd WebberNY 1 OnStage to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

NY 1 "On Stage" will celebrate legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber with a half-hour special this weekend. Lloyd Webber joins Rodgers and Hammerstein as the only composers in history to have four shows running simultaneously on Broadway. Three of Lloyd Webber's musicals rang in 2017 with record-breaking sales, smashing house records at the Winter Garden (School of Rock - The Musical), Majestic (The Phantom of the Opera) and Neil Simon (CATS) Theatres. The fourth musical, Sunset Boulevard starring three time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close, opened to rave reviews last night at the Palace Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 2/10/2017Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 2/10/2017
by BWW - Feb 10, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 2/10/2017. (more...)

LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Opens at Laurel Mill PlayhouseLAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Opens at Laurel Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Inspired by Neil Simon's early career experience as a junior writer for Your Show of Shows, the play focuses on Sid Caesar-like Max Prince, the star of a weekly comedy-variety show circa 1953, and his staff, including Simon's alter-ego Lucas Brinkman, who maintains a running commentary on the writing, fighting, and wacky antics which take place in the writer's room.  (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebrates Historic Achievement at Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARDAndrew Lloyd Webber Celebrates Historic Achievement at Opening Night of SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

 Moments before the curtain went up on the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard, starring Glenn Close, the stars of Andrew Lloyd Webber's productions came together to celebrate the legendary composer's historic achievement of having four musicals running simultaneously on Broadway with a commemorative photo.  (more...)

Arena Players Theater Presents JAKE'S WOMENArena Players Theater Presents JAKE'S WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Arena Players Repertory Theater will begin its 2017 Main Stage season with a Neil Simon comedy, Jake's Women, which opens Friday, March 10, at 8:00 p.m. in the Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, N.Y. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Marks Four Musicals on Broadway with SUNSET BOULEVARD OpeningAndrew Lloyd Webber Marks Four Musicals on Broadway with SUNSET BOULEVARD Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will celebrate four hit musicals playing simultaneously on Broadway when Sunset Boulevard opens at the Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue) tonight, February 9, 2017. (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Offering $31 Snow Day Tickets TodayMonica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Offering $31 Snow Day Tickets Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Enjoying a snow day? Come get out of the cold, warm your heart and share a laugh at Not That Jewish, the new hit off-Broadway comedy written and performed by Monica Piper. Not That Jewish will play both of its scheduled performances, 2PM and 7PM, today, Thursday, February 9 at New World Stages (340 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

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