Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern Presents Neil Simon's BROADWAY BOUND
The third installment of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy, Broadway Bound follows the blockbuster success of Virginia Rep's 2015 production of Brighton Beach Memoirs and opens on Friday, March 15 at the Hanover Tavern.
This play finds Eugene, and his older brother Stanley, trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the Jerome family is pushed to the brink as a thinly-veiled comedic portrait of themselves is broadcast across their community. The show runs through April 28, 2019 at the Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, Virginia 23069.
Director Steve Perigard returns to the Tavern stage after directing last summer's hit, Crimes of the Heart, and the first installment of Neil Simon's "Eugene Trilogy," Brighton Beach Memoirs. Perigard's other recent directing credits for Virginia Rep's Hanover Tavern include Da, Last of the Red Hot Lovers and Steel Magnolias.
For this Neil Simon classic, Perigard has reunited much of the talented cast of Brighton Beach Memoirs, including Sara Collazo (Curious Incident..., The House at Pooh Corner), Jill Bari Steinberg (Appropriate, Kimberly Akimbo) and Tyler Stevens (Appropriate, Rabbit Hole). Joining the cast will be CJ Bergin and Ken Moretti in their Virginia Rep debuts, and Jeff Clevenger (Saturday, Sunday, Monday), who will be taking over the role previously performed by late Richmond actor, Andrew C. Boothby. This production will be dedicated to his memory.
Set Design is by Terrie Powers (The Game's Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays, Crimes of the Heart), Costume Design is by Sue Griffin (The Game's Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays, Crimes of the Heart), Sound Design is by Corbin White (Huck and Tom and the Mighty Mississippi), and Lighting Design is by Virginia Rep newcomer Jon Shelley.
This production is presented as part of the 15th annual Acts of Faith Festival. For more information on the festival, see here: http://www.theactsoffaith.org/