Neil Simon News

Date Of Birth:
July 04, 1927 (87)
Birth Place:
Bronx, NY, USA
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BWW Reviews: They're Playing Our (Grandparents) Song at Winter Park Playhouse
by Justin J Sacramone - Sep 19, 2014

Vernon Gersch, a 70's songwriter, is a punctual and sarcastic stick in the mud and Sophia Walsk practices candor and tardiness. So when he proposes to join forces with Sophia it is clear from the start that these two are going to make a comedically disastrous pairing. A score by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager and jokes by Neil Simon, THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG is a passe musical about the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager. It is also The Winter Park Playhouse's third show of the season, conveniently starring the Company's Executive and Artistic Directors. (more...)

William Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Karen Carpenter, a producer, director and teacher, a theater-maker for more than 30 years, has been appointed the interim Artistic Director of the William Inge Center for the Arts and the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival. The Inge Festival is the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas, hosted on the campus of Independence Community College, which houses the William Inge archives. (more...)

Surescripts Expands Electronic Prior Authorization Offering with Four PBMs and Six Health Technology Vendors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

“There is so much opportunity for clinicians to leverage data to improve healthcare, but more often than not, critical information exists on paper and in silos,” said Tom Skelton, Chief Executive Officer of Surescripts. “By connecting our healthcare system with solutions like ePA, we can make healthcare more efficient and easier to manage and ensure that care providers have a more complete picture of a patient's health.” (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jobsite Theater's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - Sep 15, 2014

Jobsite's first play of the season is a winner; if this is any indication of the shows to come, it's going to be quite an exciting year of theater. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Circle Bar B's Last Barnburner
by Maggie Yates - Sep 13, 2014

After 44 years, Circle Bar B dinner theatre will perform it's very last show, 'Boeing, Boeing,' at the ranch. (more...)

Greg Mullavey to Star in Frog & Peach Theatre Co.'s TITUS ANDRONICUS this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

celebration of its 20th Season, Frog & Peach Theatre Company has announced their fall production, William Shakespeare's most deranged tragedy TITUS ANDRONICUS which will star TV and Broadway actor Greg Mullavey (TV: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Nickelodeon's iCarly; Broadway: Romantic Comedy opposite Mia Farrow, Neil Simon's Rumors; and The Soap Myth with Roundabout Theater Company). The production will run from October 9 - November 2 at The West End Theatre (263 W 86th St). (more...)

Marin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser are thrilled to welcome the addition of Broadway's beloved Marin Mazzie to the cast of GETTING TO KNOW YOU: An Enchanted Evening of Oscar Hammerstein II, the Saturday night benefit concert of the inaugural Oscar Hammerstein Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JPAC's THE GOOD DOCTOR, Beginning Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 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 tomorrow, 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 tomorrow, Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at the Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 10, 2014

Neil Simon's Tony nominated play Barefoot in the Park is certainly a relatable one; a young, newlywed couple set up house in a new apartment and learn to live together. (more...)

UPDATE: Roundabout Theatres to Dim Lights for Joan Rivers; Tally Up to 10
by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Now, the list is up to 10 theatres, with the Roundabout Theatre Company announcing that its three theatres (The American Airlines, Studio 54 and the Stephen Sondheim Theatre) will dim their lights as well. (more...)

UPDATE: Helen Hayes to Dim Lights in Honor of Joan Rivers; Petition to Reverse B'Way League Decision Up to Nearly 5K Signatures
by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Helen Hayes Theater, where Rivers starred in 1994's 'Sally Marr ... and Her Escorts,' will also dim its lights on Tuesday evening. (more...)

Broadway's Jujamcyn Theaters to Dim Marquees Tomorrow in Honor of Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Jujamcyn Theaters President Jordan Roth took to Twitter tonight following the Broadway League's announcement that they would not be dimming Broadway's lights in honor of late comedienne and stage star Joan Rivers, who died last week at the age of 81. (more...)

Jim Brochu to Return to Barrington Stage in CHARACTER MAN This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announces the return of Drama Desk Award-winner Jim Brochu in his new show Character Man, following his wildly successful run of Zero Hour in 2011. A musical valentine celebrating the Golden Age of the American Musical, Character Man will be presented at BSC's St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center from September 18 through 28. The press opening is Saturday, September 20 at 7:30pm. (more...)

The Winter Park Playhouse Presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 9/12-10/04
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2014

The Winter Park Playhouse presents the award-winning Broadway musical comedy, They're Playing Our Song, September 12 through October 4, 2014. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, Saturday and select Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm and select Wednesday, Thursday and Friday matinees at 2:00 pm. A special 'Third Thursday' performance is September 25 at 7:30 pm. The preview performance is Thursday September 11 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

InDepth InterView Flashback 2011: Joan Rivers Talks Broadway, Hollywood, Reality TV & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 06, 2014

Today we remember stage and screen icon Joan Rivers in honor of her death this week at the age of 81 with this 2011 InDepth InterView. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GOOD DOCTOR at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 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...)

PTC to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, September 12 through 27, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/4- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by Stage Tube - Sep 04, 2014

Today in 2011, Catch Me If You Can closed at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 166 performances. Catch Me If You Can is a musical with a libretto by Terrence McNally and a theatrical score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. It follows the story of con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr. A majority of the plot is borrowed from the 2002 film of the same name, which in turn was based on Abagnale's 1980 autobiography. The production received four Tony Awards nominations, including one for Best Musical, winning Best Actor in a Musical for Norbert Leo Butz. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Joan Rivers On Broadway - Streisand, Simon, Shakespeare & SALLY MARR
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 04, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to a world famous comedienne currently in the spotlight due to her life-threatening health crisis, the one and only Joan Rivers. (more...)

GIRLSPEAK and More Among Bucks County Playhouse's Fall 2014 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Upon re-opening in 2012, a commitment was made by Bucks County Playhouse: to create and grow a home to inspire artists of all ages and backgrounds through a robust education program. Now, Bucks County Playhouse is delighted to announce an innovative program titled 'Girlspeak', designed with 13-18 year olds in mind, addresses young women's contemporary concerns, including body image, cyber-bullying and media pressure. (more...)

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