Neil Simon News

Date of Birth: July 04, 1927 (89)
Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA
Gender: Male
THE LONE STAR LOVE POTION Opens in January at Stage Coach TheatreTHE LONE STAR LOVE POTION Opens in January at Stage Coach Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The owner of a vast fortune and a two hundred thousand acre Texas ranch has died. The will refers to a formula and a sample of what appears to be a love potion. Can it really work? (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey Honored with York Theatre Company's Oscar Hammerstein AwardPhoto Coverage: Joel Grey Honored with York Theatre Company's Oscar Hammerstein Award
by Walter McBride - Dec 6, 2016

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BWW Review: RWM Presents ANNIE; Show Closes 12/11BWW Review: RWM Presents ANNIE; Show Closes 12/11
by Jared Echevarria - Dec 4, 2016

The plucky red-haired girl that conquered our hearts so many times over has finally returned to town as Resorts World Manila's (RWM) production of Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse's ANNIE continues to play the Newport Performing Arts Theatre until December 11. (more...)

Robert Creighton and Christine Ebersole Join Roster of Broadway's Best to Honor Joel Grey at 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala 12/5Robert Creighton and Christine Ebersole Join Roster of Broadway's Best to Honor Joel Grey at 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Robert Creighton (Cagney), and Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens) will join some of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar® and Tony® Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Monster Box Theatre (MBT) under the leadership of Artistic Director, Paul Stark, announces Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers.  (more...)

BWW Review: LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR - Nostalgically WittyBWW Review: LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR - Nostalgically Witty
by Lynn Beaver - Dec 1, 2016

Neil Simon's autobiographical comedy about his days as a writer in 1950's television, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, currently playing at City Theatre is an excellent way to spend an evening with charm and nostalgic wit. (more...)

Photo Flash: Beijing Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Flash: Beijing Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Beijing Playhouse presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 2-18, 2016. ! (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE Opens At Stageworks TheatreTHE ODD COUPLE Opens At Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Stageworks Theatre presents its fourth production of the season, THE ODD COUPLE by Neil Simon, running January 27 through February 19. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Rory O'Malley, Bernadette Peters and More Join York Theatre Company's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel GreySutton Foster, Rory O'Malley, Bernadette Peters and More Join York Theatre Company's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel Grey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced that several of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - are scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar- and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Emmy Award-winning actress, Sally Struthers, will return to the role of 'Louise Seger' in North Carolina Theatre's production of Always...Patsy Cline. Carter Calvert (Broadway: It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues) will star in the title role. (more...)

Weston Announces 2017 Summer SeasonWeston Announces 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Vermont's award-winning Weston Playhouse Theatre Company announces a blockbuster line-up for its 81st summer season, continuing its tradition of "celebrating the classics and nurturing the new."  Highlights include a 4-play MainStage season of Tony Award winners, 3 prestigious Vermont Premieres, and the long-awaited opening of its new second stage. (more...)

The Group Rep Launches 43rd SeasonThe Group Rep Launches 43rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Group Rep is entering its 43rd year of continuous operation and proudly announces its newest Season containing an exciting collection of original and classic theatrical offerings.  These will explore the reasons people do the things they do and offer the audience a portal into the motives that drive a fascinating array of complicated human beings. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 11/25/2016Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 11/25/2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 11/25/2016. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: November 25, 2016Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: November 25, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2016

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

THE ILLUSIONISTS Begin Performances This Friday at the Historic Palace TheatreTHE ILLUSIONISTS Begin Performances This Friday at the Historic Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Performances begin this Friday, November 25 for The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century, as the production returns to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Visit NOT THAT JEWISH Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Visit NOT THAT JEWISH Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Recent VIP audience members at NOT THAT JEWISH, the new hit comedy written by and starring Monica Piper at New World Stages, have included Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, comedienne Carol Leifer, TV journalist Geraldo Rivera and lawyer Alan Dershowitz with their families. Scroll down for photos of them backstage! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL and 7 SANTAS to Open Thanksgiving Weekend at Stage Coach TheatreA CHRISTMAS CAROL and 7 SANTAS to Open Thanksgiving Weekend at Stage Coach Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

A Christmas Carol and 7 Santas opens this Thanksgiving weekend at SCT. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at City TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The City Theatre presents Neil Simon's show biz comedy gem Laughter on the 23rd Floor this 2016 holiday season. The show runs four more weeks at The City Theatre, November 26 - December 18, with two shows this Thanksgiving weekend, Friday and Saturday. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


by Jennifer Broski - Nov 22, 2016

Broadway Dreams just held its annual Night of Dreams Gala, honoring Tony Award-winning lyricist and composer Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with the inaugural Arts Advancement Award. Point Park University was the leading education sponsor of the event. (more...)

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