Neil Simon News

Date Of Birth:
July 04, 1927 (87)
Birth Place:
Bronx, NY, USA
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Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Opens at Barn Theatre 9/12-10/04
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Barn Theatre of Montville, NJ will be presenting 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor'. Performances will be on September 12, 19, 20, 26, 27, October 3 and 4 at 8pm; and on September 13, 14, 21, and 28 at 2pm. Tickets are $18 (senior/student tickets are $16 on matinees only). (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Announces Casting for AS YOU LIKE IT September 18-October 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Peter Huntley Productions and W14 Productions present AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare. Directed by Derek Bond. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Robin Williams
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

It's been over a week since the world lost entertainment legend Robin Williams, who passed away last Monday. The beloved actor and comedian was 63 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers Robin. (more...)

EMMYS COVERAGE 2014 BWW Salutes Stage and Screen Star Jeff Daniels
by Jeffrey Walker - Aug 22, 2014

BWW takes a look at the Emmy nominated performances of some Broadway's biggest stars. Today, we look star Jeff Daniels, nominated for a second time for his work as news anchor Will MacAvoy in HBO's THE NEWSROOM. (more...)

Moonlight Stage to Close 34th Season With CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season comes to a triumphant close with the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, based on the hit film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Performances are September 10 to 27. (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Box Office to Open Next Monday at the Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announce that the box office for the new musical THE LAST SHIP will open on Monday, August 25 at 10 a.m. at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street), in conjunction with a special one-time-only 24-hour flash sale from midnight August 25 to midnight August 26. For one day only, seats will be on sale for $39, $59 and $85 in the rear mezzanine, mid-mezzanine or orchestra/front mezzanine, respectively. (more...)

Hanover Little Theatre to Present BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Hanover Little Theatre, 360 Blooming Grove Road, will open its 66th season with a Neil Simon classic, "Barefoot in the Park," that will bring a slice of New York in the early 1960s to central Pennsylvania. Performance dates are Sept. 12-13 and 18-20 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Opening night will feature a post-show reception to give patrons a chance to meet the cast. (more...)

JPAC to Stage Neil Simon's THE GOOD DOCTOR, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center will launch its 2014-15 season with Neil Simon's hit Broadway comedy THE GOOD DOCTOR, co-directed by Steven Calzaretta and Max Cervantes, playing September 12 - 27, 2014 at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. Tickets are available at www.jpactheatre.com or by calling (708) 656-1800. The press performances are Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Open 40th Season with THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the second-ever production of The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet, directed by Robin Witt. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from September 12 - October 19, 2014. The press performance is Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the New International Trailer for ANNIE!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx will take on the iconic role of 'Daddy Warbucks' in the upcoming big screen adaptation of ANNIE. Below, check out an all-new international trailer for the musical film! (more...)

Cynthia Harris, Darrie Lawrence & More to Star in TACT'S THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first New York revival in 30 years of The Killing of Sister George, the controversial 1964 play by Frank Marcus. (more...)

BWW Profile: Christine Baranski Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 19, 2014

Today we take a look back at the incredible career of stage and screen star Christine Baranski; from Broadway shows like THE REAL THING, RUMORS, BOEING-BOEING, to films THE BIRDCAGE, CHICAGO, MAMMA MIA, and the upcoming INTO THE WOODS, to TV shows CYBILL, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and THE GOOD WIFE, for which she was nominated this year. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 9-15
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a special celebration of 1,000 performances of ONCE, commemorations of both Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, Tony Yazbeck at 54 Below, and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/15- HAIRSPRAY
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2014

Today in 2002, Hairspray opened at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 2642 performances. Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jason Alexander Goes From Broadway Star to Star Director in BROADWAY BOUND at the Odyssey
by Shari Barrett - Aug 15, 2014

From December 1986 to September 1988, Jason Alexander, the actor best known for his role as George Costanza for nine seasons on the television series Seinfeld, played older brother Stanley in the original Gene Saks production of BROADWAY BOUND on Broadway. It's a play that he loves dearly, calling it Neil Simon's strongest dramedy, and he has directed the marvelous production on the intimate Odyssey stage through September 21, effectively seating the audience in the living room of the Jerome home. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Enthralling DANCING LESSONS at Barrington Stage Co.
by Larry Murray - Aug 14, 2014

When a professor with Asperger's Syndrome needs DANCING LESSONS, he meets an injured dancer, and they both find life lessons in this uplifting and romantic comedy. (more...)

CPCC Theatre Announces Its 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Central Piedmont Community College Theatre announced its 2014-2015, including 'They're Playing Our Song,' 'How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone,' and more1 (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Present Neil Simon's RUMORS, 8/29-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Phoenix Theatre presents Rumors by Neil Simon. Directed by Christine Mosere, the show runs August 29 thru Septrember 21, playing Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm Sunday at 2:00. (more...)

Fox Valley Rep to Present BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, 8/28-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Fox Valley Repertory continues their 2014 theater series with Neil Simon's heart-warming family comedy, Brighton Beach Memoirs. This coming-of-age memoir, directed by Ronan Marra, will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage August 28 - October 19, 2014 (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; box office 630-584-6342). (more...)

CLICKBAIT to Begin Previews 9/4 at Access Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Factory has announced that CLICKBAIT, David M deLeon and Esther Ko's co-written and co-directed new low-tech high-tech love story about sex, suicide and cellphones will begin performances on September 4th at the Gallery Space at the Access Theater, 380 Broadway, TriBeCa. www.clickbaitplay.com (more...)

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