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Neil Simon

 
Date of Birth: July 04, 1927 (94)

Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA

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[Off-Broadway, 1997]
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[Broadway, 1976]
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Theatre Marquee for the Neil Simon Play ‚ÄúPlaza Suite‚ÄĚ starring Matthew Broderick  Photo

Theatre Marquee for the Neil Simon Play ‚ÄúPlaza Suite‚ÄĚ starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker on March 4, 2020 at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.

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Theatre Marquee for the Neil Simon Play ‚ÄúPlaza Suite‚ÄĚ starring Matthew Broderick  Photo

Theatre Marquee for the Neil Simon Play ‚ÄúPlaza Suite‚ÄĚ starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker on March 4, 2020 at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.

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Theatre Marquee for the Neil Simon Play ‚ÄúPlaza Suite‚ÄĚ starring Matthew Broderick  Photo

Theatre Marquee for the Neil Simon Play ‚ÄúPlaza Suite‚ÄĚ starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker on March 4, 2020 at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.

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Theatre Marquee for the Neil Simon Play ‚ÄúPlaza Suite‚ÄĚ starring Matthew Broderick  Photo

Theatre Marquee for the Neil Simon Play ‚ÄúPlaza Suite‚ÄĚ starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker on March 4, 2020 at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.

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[Broadway, 1976]
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Neil Simon Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - Best Comedy
Neil SimonLaughter On The 23rd Floor
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Comedy
Neil SimonLost In Yonkers
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1991 - Outstanding New Play
Neil Simon, Lost in Yonkers
 
Drama League Awards - 1991 - Unique Contribution to the Theatre Gold Star
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The Pulitzer Prize - 1991 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Neil Simon, Lost in Yonkers
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Play Gold Star
Neil Simon, Lost in Yonkers
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1987 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Neil Simon, Broadway Bound
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Play
Neil Simon, Broadway Bound
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Play
Neil Simon, Biloxi Blues
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1985 - Best Play
Neil Simon, Biloxi Blues
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Play Gold Star
Neil Simon, Biloxi Blues
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Play
Neil Simon, Brighton Beach Memoirs
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1983 - Best Play Gold Star
Neil Simon, Brighton Beach Memoirs
 
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Musical of the Year
Neil Simon, They're Playing Our Song
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding Music
Neil Simon, They're Playing Our Song
 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Book of a Musical
Neil Simon, They're Playing Our Song
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Play
Neil Simon, Chapter Two
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Play
Neil Simon, The Sunshine Boys
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Play
Neil Simon, The Prisoner of Second Avenue
 
Tony Awards - 1970 - Best Play
Neil Simon, Last of the Red Hot Lovers
 
Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Play
Neil Simon, Plaza Suite
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1965 - Best Play
Neil Simon, The Odd Couple
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Play Gold Star
Neil Simon , The Odd Couple
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Play
Neil Simon, The Odd Couple
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Play
Neil Simon, Barefoot in the Park
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Musical
Neil Simon, Little Me

Neil Simon News

Lantern Theater Company Presents Lynn Nottage's FABULATION in June Photo Lantern Theater Company Presents Lynn Nottage's FABULATION in June
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022

Lantern Theater Company will conclude its 2021/22 Mainstage Season of live performances with the Philadelphia premiere of Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Making her Lantern directorial debut, Amina Robinson helms a cast of Philadelphia actors in a true ensemble production, with eight actors playing nearly 30 roles.

MCC Theater's MISCAST22 Digital Broadcast, Featuring Audra McDonald, Lea Michele, Aar Photo MCC Theater's MISCAST22 Digital Broadcast, Featuring Audra McDonald, Lea Michele, Aaron Tveit & More Now Extended
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

MCC Theater announced today an extension for the digital broadcast of Miscast22. Originally scheduled to conclude streaming tomorrow, May 25, the broadcast will now be available via Broadway Unlocked through Saturday May 28, 2022 at 11:59pm ET.  

Mercedes Ruehl & Harris Yulin to Star in Suffolk Theater's LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurne Photo Mercedes Ruehl & Harris Yulin to Star in Suffolk Theater's LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurney
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Suffolk Theater will present Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl and Harris Yulin starring in a production of Love Letters, written by A.R. Gurney, directed by Harris Yulin, and produced by Josh Gladstone on Saturday, July 9 at 8PM and Sunday, July 10 at 3PM.

Johnny Labey and Chloe McClay Will Lead BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at The Mill at Sonning Photo Johnny Labey and Chloe McClay Will Lead BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at The Mill at Sonning
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2022

Johnny Labey ('Strictly Ballroom‚Äô in the West End,¬†'EastEnders') & US actress Chloe McClay (‚ÄėEverything I Know About Love‚Äô, ‚ÄėPhantom‚Äô) will star in Neil Simon's ‚ÄėBarefoot in the Park‚Äô, directed by Robin Herford, at the¬†Mill At Sonning¬†Theatre.

BWW Review: COME BLOW YOUR HORN at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg Photo BWW Review: COME BLOW YOUR HORN at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Andrea Stephenson - May 21, 2022

In true Neil Simon fashion, Come Blow Your Horn explores complicated themes in hilarious yet poignant ways. This production, with its intelligent staging and talented cast, will keep audiences hanging on every word, laughing uproariously, and joining the characters on their emotional journey.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

The 88th Annual Drama League Awards will be presented in person at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 12:00PM. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebratio Photo Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director, Danny Feldman, has announced the 2022/2023 Season featuring a six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim.  The State Theater of California’s Sondheim Celebration will begin in January 2023 and extend into June. 

Csc's Young Performers Workshop Presents Spring Festival Of Shows And Registration Op Photo Csc's Young Performers Workshop Presents Spring Festival Of Shows And Registration Opens For Summer Session
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022

This season will feature performances of The Robber Bridegroom and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Performances will take place in Centenary Stage Company's Little Theatre located at 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University.

THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE Returns to Don't Tell Mama By Popular Demand Photo THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE Returns to Don't Tell Mama By Popular Demand
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

They Call Me Cuban Pete, The Music and Genius of Desi Arnaz musical revue celebrating the personal and professional life of Desi Arnaz returns to Don't Tell Mama 343 West 46th Street, June 20th at 7 pm, Doors open at 6:45 pm.

Photos: MJ Celebrates 10 Tony Nominations at Tavern on The Green Photo Photos: MJ Celebrates 10 Tony Nominations at Tavern on The Green
by Bruce Glikas - May 18, 2022

MJ the Musical celebrated its 10 Tony Award nominations last night with a party at Tavern on the Green! BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here.

Neil Simon Videos

VIDEO: First Look At Marsha Mason In LOST IN YONKERS at Hartford Stage VideoVIDEO: First Look At Marsha Mason In LOST IN YONKERS at Hartford Stage
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2022

Four time Academy Award-nominated actor and director Marsha Mason co-directs and stars in Hartford Stage's forthcoming production of Neil Simon's classic comedy Lost in Yonkers. The production, which is co-directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Producer Rachel Alderman, runs April 7 through May 1, 2022.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick in PLAZA SUITE VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights of Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick in PLAZA SUITE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2022

Two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker have officially made their return to Broadway in the long-awaited opening of Neil Simon's classic comedy about marriage, Plaza Suite under the direction of Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey.

VIDEO: Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, and the Cast of PLAZA SUITE on the Op VideoVIDEO: Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, and the Cast of PLAZA SUITE on the Opening Night Red Carpet
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2022

Two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker have officially made their return to Broadway in Plaza Suite. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on the red carpet at opening night and you can check out all of his interviews with the cast here!

VIDEO: MJ Stars Walter Russell III & Christian Wilson are On the Rise! VideoVIDEO: MJ Stars Walter Russell III & Christian Wilson are On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - Mar 27, 2022

Eight times per week at the Neil Simon Theatre, the company of MJ the musical is bringing crowds to their feet. Two of the show's young actors are certainly starting something, splitting the role of 'Little Michael'- Walter Russell III and Christian Wilson.

VIDEO: Watch Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Take First Bows in PLAZA SUIT VideoVIDEO: Watch Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Take First Bows in PLAZA SUITE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 26, 2022

Last night, two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker made their return to Broadway in the long-awaited first preview of Neil Simon’s classic comedy about marriage, Plaza Suite under the direction of Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey. Below, check out footage of Broderick and Parker taking their bows and giving an emotional curtain speech to the sold-out audience.

VIDEO: Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker Discuss PLAZA SUITE on CBS SUNDAY M VideoVIDEO: Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker Discuss PLAZA SUITE on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 20, 2022

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica stopped by CBS Sunday Morning today to talk about their upcoming appearances in the Broadway revival of Neil Simon's Plaza Suite at The Hudson Theatre.

VIDEO: MJ Cast Hits the Red Carpet to Celebrate Opening Night! VideoVIDEO: MJ Cast Hits the Red Carpet to Celebrate Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2022

The curtain was raised last night for the opening night of one of the most anticipated musicals in recent Broadway history: MJ. The cast, including 12 Broadway debuts, took their first opening night bows at the Neil Simon Theatre. Newcomer Myles Frost, of Washington, D.C., made his Broadway debut as Michael Jackson and received multiple standing ovations. Watch below as the company hits the red carpet right before the curtain went up!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ Take Opening Night Bows VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ Take Opening Night Bows
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2022

The curtain was raised last night for the opening night of one of the most anticipated musicals in recent Broadway history: MJ. The cast, including 12 Broadway debuts, took their first opening night bows at the Neil Simon Theatre. Newcomer Myles Frost, of Washington, D.C., made his Broadway debut as Michael Jackson and received multiple standing ovations. Watch the opening night bows below and catch a clip of the cast performing 'Beat It.'

VIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour VideoVIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2021

Helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, the new non-Equity national tour of  HAIRSPRAY is visiting more than 60 cities in its first touring season and is expected to play for multiple seasons.

CATS Comes To South Bend Through December 5th VideoCATS Comes To South Bend Through December 5th
by Alan Henry - Dec 3, 2021

CATS will perform in South Bend this weekend through Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Get a first look at the national tour cast in action!


Neil Simon Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Neil Simon written?
Neil Simon has written 37 shows including Catch a Star (Sketches), Joy Ride (Sketches), Come Blow Your Horn (Playwright), Little Me (Bookwriter), Sweet Charity (Bookwriter), The Star-Spangled Girl (Playwright), Plaza Suite (Playwright), Promises, Promises (Bookwriter), Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Playwright), The Gingerbread Lady (Playwright), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Playwright), The Sunshine Boys (Playwright), The Good Doctor (Playwright), God's Favorite (Playwright), California Suite (Playwright), Chapter Two (Playwright), They're Playing Our Song (Bookwriter), I Ought to Be in Pictures (Playwright), Fools (Playwright), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Playwright), Biloxi Blues (Playwright), Broadway Bound (Playwright), Rumors (Playwright), I Ought to Be in Pictures (Playwright), Lost in Yonkers (Playwright), Jake's Women (Playwright), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Playwright), London Suite (Playwright), The Goodbye Girl (Bookwriter), Proposals (Playwright), Hotel Suite (Playwright), The Dinner Party (Playwright), 45 Seconds From Broadway (Playwright), Rose's Dilemma (Playwright), The Odd Couple (Playwright), Barefoot in the Park (Playwright), The Neil Simon Plays (Playwright).

What awards has Neil Simon been nominated for?
Best Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Laughter On The 23rd Floor , Best Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Lost In Yonkers , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lost in Yonkers , Unique Contribution to the Theatre (Drama League Awards) , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Lost in Yonkers , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Lost in Yonkers , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Broadway Bound , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Broadway Bound , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Biloxi Blues , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Biloxi Blues , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Biloxi Blues , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Brighton Beach Memoirs , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Brighton Beach Memoirs , Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for They're Playing Our Song , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for They're Playing Our Song , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for They're Playing Our Song , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Chapter Two , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Sunshine Boys , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Prisoner of Second Avenue , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Last of the Red Hot Lovers , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Plaza Suite , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Odd Couple , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Odd Couple , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Odd Couple Best Play (Tony Awards) for Barefoot in the Park and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Little Me .

What awards has Neil Simon won?
Unique Contribution to the Theatre (Drama League Awards), The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Lost in Yonkers, Best Play (Tony Awards) for Lost in Yonkers, Best Play (Tony Awards) for Biloxi Blues Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Brighton Beach Memoirsand Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Odd Couple.