Neil Simon News

Date of Birth: July 04, 1927 (88)
Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Breaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITBreaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Academy Award nominated film star Brenda Vaccaro will step into the role of Millicent Winter in the production of Nice Work If You Can Get It now playing on the Ogunquit Playhouse stage through August 15. (more...)

Stars from WICKED, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KINKY BOOTS Set for THE CRACK IN THE CEILING at FringeNYCStars from WICKED, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KINKY BOOTS Set for THE CRACK IN THE CEILING at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

CitySalt Theatricals proudly presents the new musical The Crack in the Ceiling, presented as part of the 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Featuring book, music, and lyrics by James Harvey,  directed by Stephen Tyler Davis. (more...)

PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME Now Available For The First Time On DVDPARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME Now Available For The First Time On DVD
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2015

A rare original TV musical comes to DVD at last! (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE Comes to Dunfield Theatre Cambridge This AugustTHE ODD COUPLE Comes to Dunfield Theatre Cambridge This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

After a wildly successful world premiere run of Canadian Legends, the laughter continues this summer at the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge with a classic comedy about mismatched roommates. The popular play The Odd Couple will keep audiences in stitches for three weeks only, August 12 to August 29. (more...)

Audition for BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at JCC's Gallery Players, 8/17-18Audition for BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at JCC's Gallery Players, 8/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

The entire community is invited to audition for Gallery Players' first play of its 67th season. Auditions will be held in the JCC's Roth/Resler Theater at 7 pm August 17 and 18. (more...)

Step Up Productions' BAREFOOT IN THE PARK to Run 10/2-11/1Step Up Productions' BAREFOOT IN THE PARK to Run 10/2-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Step Up Productions is pleased to open its 2015-16 season with Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning romantic comedy BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, directed by Michael Driscoll, playing October 2 - November 1, 2015 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently on sale at www.stepupproductions.org or by calling The Athenaeum Box Office at (773) 935-6875. The press opening is Tuesday, October 6 at 8 pm. (more...)

Oscar Winner Robert Redford Narrates New Documentary NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTUREOscar Winner Robert Redford Narrates New Documentary NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE
by Movies News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with Brand USA is pleased to announce their next release for IMAX(®) and giant-screen theatres -- 'NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: SWEET CHARITY at WaterTower TheatreBWW Reviews: SWEET CHARITY at WaterTower Theatre
by Kyle West - Jul 29, 2015

Over in Addison, WaterTown Theatre has had a nearly invincible season. With stellar performances of BONNIE AND CLYDE, ALL MY SONS, and even the new work THE SPARK, the past ten months have been exciting and successful for the first-rate group. As their season finale, however, SWEET CHARITY fails to live up to WaterTower's well-deserved reputation. (more...)

VIOLET, THE FANTASTICKS & More Set for Kelsey Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonVIOLET, THE FANTASTICKS & More Set for Kelsey Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The 2015-2016 season at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre promises to be one of adventures that span history and continents!  Nineteen full-length dramas and musical productions come to the Kelsey stage, along with eight shows offered through the Kelsey Kids Series.   "Little Women - The Musical" (Pierrot Productions) kicks off the season Sept. 11 to 20. (more...)

Nederlander Sells Neil Simon Air Rights to Dream Hotel ProjectNederlander Sells Neil Simon Air Rights to Dream Hotel Project
by Jessica Showers - Jul 28, 2015

Nederlander will soon be funneling a new hunk of real estate profit (we hope) into the arts in New York City. The organization just sold nearly 20,000 square feet of air above its Neil Simon Theatre for $8.9 million (that's $450 per square foot) to a group working on a Dream Hotel project. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Only Thing Better Than HAIRSPRAY... That's Free!BWW Reviews: The Only Thing Better Than HAIRSPRAY... That's Free!
by Wendi Reichstein - Jul 25, 2015

If you're looking for theatre during the summer, you aren't exactly short of options in Austin, Texas. You may be, however, a bit short on cash. Enter the annual Zilker Summer Musical: a professionally produced, family friendly, fun filled musical, put on in the heart of Austin for free. Yes, you read that correctly- if you can get over the humidity, you're in for a rare theatrical treat. (more...)

Comedian Robert Klein to Headline The Colonial Theatre, 8/1Comedian Robert Klein to Headline The Colonial Theatre, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes Tony and Grammy Award-nominated comedian, Robert Klein, with special guest Scott Blakeman, at The Colonial Theatre on Saturday, August 1 at 8pm. (more...)

RAGTIME Author E.L. Doctorow Passes Away at 84RAGTIME Author E.L. Doctorow Passes Away at 84
by Movies News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Historical fiction author E.L. Doctorow, best known for his novels 'Ragtime' and 'Billy Bathgate', passed away in Manhattan on Tuesday, July 21 at the age of 84. (more...)

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for Gallery Players' 67th SeasonBRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for Gallery Players' 67th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus is proud to announce the 67th season of Gallery Players. One of the oldest and longest running theaters in central Ohio, Gallery Players continues its tradition of delivering strong performances showcasing a variety of Jewish perspectives and concerns. The 2015-2016 season will feature four crowd-pleasing classic, or soon-to-be classic, plays ranging from comedic introspection to absorbing drama, all linked by their connection to New York City. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Added to Utah Shakes' 2016 SeasonMARY POPPINS Added to Utah Shakes' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

With so much to look forward to in 2016, the Utah Shakespeare Festival has secured the rights to Disney's beloved musical, Mary Poppins. Before a public announcement could be made a signed contract and confirmation had to be received which just happened late last week. (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION) Opens This Week at The Barth HotelTHE ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION) Opens This Week at The Barth Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

"The Odd Couple (Female Version)," written by Neil Simon and directed by Edith Weiss, is the eighth annual summer theater fundraiser for Senior Housing Options (SHO), a non-profit organization providing quality affordable housing and services for 500 adults in Colorado.  The production is SHO's major -- and only -- annual fundraiser and builds on the success of past runs such as "On Golden Pond" (2014), "Steel Magnolias" (2013), and "Driving Miss Daisy" (2012). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of LOST IN YONKERS at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of LOST IN YONKERS at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 20, 2015

Lost in Yonkers  opened at Barrington Stage Company last night and BroadwayWorld was there. The show is running through August 1. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize, Lost in Yonkers is a heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age story by America's great comic playwright, Neil Simon.  Jenn Thompson makes her BSC directing debut.  She is the Co-Artistic Director of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) in NYC, where she recently directed Beth Henley's Abundance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is a 'Hunk-a You Betcha'BWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is a 'Hunk-a You Betcha'
by Michelle Hache - Jul 19, 2015

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is an engaging musical about a teenager with boyish charm, a big imagination and millions in forged checks who successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer -- until an FBI agent catches up with him, and the two form an unlikely friendship. (more...)

SWEET CHARITY, CREEP and More Coming Up at WaterTower TheatreSWEET CHARITY, CREEP and More Coming Up at WaterTower Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

WaterTower Theatre has announced its upcoming events, July - October 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Step Up Productions Sets Full 2015-16 SeasonStep Up Productions Sets Full 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

] Step Up Productions is pleased to announce its full 2015-16 Season, kicking off this fall with Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning romantic comedy BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, directed by Michael Driscoll. Then, Step Up rings in the holidays with its third annual HOLIDAZE, a hilarious and heartfelt collection of original, holiday-themed short works by some of the industry's most talented young playwrights. The season concludes next spring with Noel Coward's comedy of manners PRIVATE LIVES, directed by Ian Frank. Step Up's full 2015-16 Season will be performed at its resident home, The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Season subscriptions ($60 for all three productions) are currently available at www.stepupproductions.org or by calling The Athenaeum Box Office at (773) 935-6875. Single tickets for all productions will go on sale at a later date. (more...)

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