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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

Katie Finneran, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andréa Burns & More Join UP HERE Musical Seri Photo Katie Finneran, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andréa Burns & More Join UP HERE Musical Series on Hulu
by Michael Major - Jun 29, 2022

Katie Finneran, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andréa Burns and more have joined the cast of Hulu's upcoming musical series, Up Here. John Hodgman, Sophia Hammons, Emilia Suárez, George Hampe, Julia McDermott, Scott Porter, and Ayumi Patterson will also join the previously announced Carlos Valdes (Miguel) and Mae Whitman (Lindsay). 

Outstanding Cast Announced for LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS at Texas Repertory Theatre Photo Outstanding Cast Announced for LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS at Texas Repertory Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2022

The Texas Repertory Theatre continues its 2022 Season at the beautiful and historic Charles Bender Performing Arts Center with Neil Simon's hysterical comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers.

Spend The Summer With Neil Simon at freeFall Theatre Company Photo Spend The Summer With Neil Simon at freeFall Theatre Company
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2022

Tampa Bay's freeFall Theatre Company presents their first play by Neil Simon. Simon's final play, Rose & Walsh, is a romantic comedy about two very different writers as they grapple with life, love and legacy.

Bob Gunton, John Rubinstein, & Carolyn McCormick to Star in THE SOAP MYTH in The Hamp Photo Bob Gunton, John Rubinstein, & Carolyn McCormick to Star in THE SOAP MYTH in The Hamptons This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Bob Gunton, a two-time Tony nominee, Drama Desk and Obie winner (Sweeney Todd, Evita, How I Got That Story) will return to the New York area stage after a thirty-year hiatus to star in the acclaimed drama The Soap Myth by Drama Desk winner Jeff Cohen Aug 10-28 at Southampton Cultural Center.

Neil Simon's Romantic Comedy THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL Plays The Roxy Regional Theatre N Photo Neil Simon's Romantic Comedy THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL Plays The Roxy Regional Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

Romance and politics blend hilariously together in Neil Simon's THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL, opening at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, July 8, at 8:00pm.

LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR Opens Next Month at Kentwood Players Photo LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR Opens Next Month at Kentwood Players
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

The production is directed by Stanley Brown and produced by Kathy Dershimer for Kentwood Players, with rights secured from Concord Theatricals. Featured in the cast in alphabetical order are Matthew Abosamra, Nathan Gebhard, Ben Lupejkis, Julia McGowan, Peter Miller, Jeremy Palmer, Lyndsay Palmer, Shawn Plunkett and Lou Saliba.

REHAB THE MUSICAL Comes to The Playground Theatre in September Photo REHAB THE MUSICAL Comes to The Playground Theatre in September
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Keith Allen¬†(‚ÄėThe Comic Strip Presents‚Ķ‚Äô, ‚ÄėThe Homecoming‚Äô),¬†Jonny Labey¬†(BBC ‚ÄėEastEnders‚Äô, ‚ÄėStrictly Ballroom‚Äô),¬†Gloria Onitiri¬†(Andrew Lloyd Webber‚Äôs ‚ÄėCinderella‚Äô, ‚ÄėThe Bodyguard‚Äô) and¬†John Barr¬†(‚ÄėBatboy The Musical‚Äô, ‚ÄėLes Miserables‚Äô) are to star in the new British musical,¬†‚ÄėRehab The Musical‚Äô,¬†a rock-bottom-to-redemption journey of the soul filled with thumpingly memorable songs.

The Texas Repertory Theatre Presents LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS in July Photo The Texas Repertory Theatre Presents LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS in July
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

The Texas Repertory Theatre continues its 2022 Season at the beautiful and historic Charles Bender Performing Arts Center with Neil Simon's hysterical comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers.

Jason Alexander Directs L.A. Premiere Of Steven Levenson's IF I FORGET At Fountain Th Photo Jason Alexander Directs L.A. Premiere Of Steven Levenson's IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2022

The Fountain Theatre presents a deeply personal play about history, responsibility, and what we're willing to sacrifice for a new beginning. Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander, widely known from TV's Seinfeld, directs the Los Angeles premiere of If I Forget by Steven Levenson, running July 23 through September 10 on the Fountain's indoor stage. Previews begin July 20.

Danny Bolero To Return To Don't Tell Mama With THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE Photo Danny Bolero To Return To Don't Tell Mama With THEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022

Singer-actor Danny Bolero will bring his show They Call Me Cuban Pete, The Music and Genius of Desi Arnaz to Don't Tell Mama on Monday, June 20 at 7 PM. Directed by Madeline McCray, with musical direction by Drew Wutke.

Neil Simon Videos

VIDEO: Myles Frost and the Cast of MJ the Musical Perform 'Smooth Criminal' VideoVIDEO: Myles Frost and the Cast of MJ the Musical Perform 'Smooth Criminal'
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2022

MJ the Musical has released a full clip of the song 'Smooth Criminal' performed on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre. The cast is led by Myles Frost as Michael Jackson. Check out the full performance here!

BWW TV: Recap the Tony-Nominated Shows of the Season! VideoBWW TV: Recap the Tony-Nominated Shows of the Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2022

Need a refresher on this season's nominated shows before the Tonys tonight? We've gotcha covered. Catch a full review!

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. Watch their interview here. 

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.'


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.