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Set in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York in September 1937, this coming of age comedy focuses, thru the eyes of its narrator, 15-year old Eugene Morris Jerome, writer-to-be and alternately perplexed and perceptive observer and guide, on life with the Jerome family. Eugene is a Polish Jewish American teenager who experiences puberty, sexual awakening and a search for identity as he tries to deal with his Depression-era family. Eugene, his parents, Kate and Jack, and his brother Stanley have shared their home for the last three years with Kate's sister Blanche and her two daughters Nora and Laurie since the death of their father. This extended family is troubled by illness, unemployment, poverty, deep resentments and foreboding signs of World War II, but as portrayed by Neil Simon, their lives are neither miserable or pitiful. The family meets their challenges with innocence, dignity, warmth, vigor and spirit, showing that life, at once humorous and poignant, is something to celebrate by all. "Simultaneously poignant and funny. An outstanding show!" - Variety. "A hilarious comedy... A delightful and enriching experience." -CBS-TV

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by Nicole Rosky - Sep 25, 2021
2020 proved to be an exceptional year for the Tony Awards and the nominees in the category of Best Original Score are equally exceptional. In a category usually dominated by musical scores, all five nominees in the category come from plays.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2021
Broadway’s back and Seth Rudetsky's Broadway Concert Series presented by Mark Cortale returns in 2022 as Seth dishes the dirt and raises the roof with Tony Award winners Stephanie J. Block, Santino Fontana and Laura Benanti in Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2021
Theatre Arlington's 49th season will offer great musicals, family-friendly children's programming, prize-winning dramas, hysterical comedies and the return of a favorite holiday show – all on the brand-new, state-of-the-art Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Theatre stage. Debuting in the newly renovated lobby, Theatre Arlington's Club Series will feature the return of Club Cabaret along with the new Comedy Club and Play Reading Club.
by - Nov 11, 2021
Today's top stories include Billy Crystal's return to Broadway in Mr. Saturday Night! Plus, watch a new trailer for the upcoming West Side Story film, clips from the South Korean production of Hadestown, a new clip of Andrew Garfield in tick, tick...BOOM!, and more!
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022
Today, producers of Plaza Suite, the hit comedy by Neil Simon starring two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker directed by Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey, announced a third extension due to overwhelming demand.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022
Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 22. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are proudly open this June with a full slate of nightly performances! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the Liebman, Brecker, Copland Quintet, Greg Ruvolo Big Band, Yellowjackets, Terraza Big Band, Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams, Frank Catalano Quartet, Danilo Perez & His Global Messengers, New London Big Band, Stacey Kent, Ron Aprea Big Band, Linda Lavin and Tuck & Patti.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a historic evening with two legendary Broadway stars Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams for the first time on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022
This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—an African American family, a Jewish Immigrant family, and a wealthy white family—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022
Raven Theatre has announced its 40th Anniversary Season, kicking off this fall with a fresh take on Noël Coward’s iconic 1930 comedy Private Lives, directed by Ian Frank.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Due to popular demand, Raven Theatre’s Chicago premiere of The Luckiest has added one additional week of performances, extending through Sunday, June 26, 2022 on Raven’s 85-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Playwright Oren Safdie will get a New York premiere of his newest play, Urban Stages presents MainLine Theatre’s (Amy Blackmore, Artistic Director) production of  GRATITUDE. Directed by Maria Mileaf, performances will begin on June 5 in advance of its opening night on Thursday, June 8, and will run through June 30, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022
BIRDLAND THEATER will present pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter Liam Forde – celebrating the release of his first album Great to Be Here – on Monday, June 13 at 8:30 PM.
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022
Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 29. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2022
Ensemble Theatre Company presents the third show of its 2021-2022 season, Nancy Travis (“Last Man Standing, “The Kominsky Method,” “Three Men and a Baby”) starring as Lillian, by David Cale and directed by Jonathan Fox. 
by - Mar 21, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its spring production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The musical will run at Algonquin Arts Theatre from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 10.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre (Pamela Ward-Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its first production of the 2022/2023 season, Mary Poppins.
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 51st season with the hit musical Ragtime. This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—an African American family, a Jewish Immigrant family, and a wealthy white family—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world. Featuring a Tony Award-winning book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Terrence McNally (Master Class, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink) and a Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Anastasia, Seussical The Musical), this musical is based on E. L. Doctorow’s best-selling novel of the same name. Ragtime will be presented June 1-26, 2022 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets (starting at $30) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (877)-662-8978.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022
Oren Safdie (Unseamly at Urban Stages) will get a New York premiere of his newest play, when Urban Stages presents MainLine Theatre’s (Amy Blackmore, Artistic Director) production of  GRATITUDE.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed play GRATITUDE written by playwright Oren Safdie, and directed by Maria Mileaf, will add an additional performance on Monday, June 27 at 7:30 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022
Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022
Plaza Suite, the revival of the beloved Neil Simon play, has set a new box office record of $1,708,386.60 at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street) for the week ending Sunday, June 12. This is the fourth time Plaza Suite has set the weekly record at the Hudson, the previous record was $1,684,195.50 set the week ending Sunday, April 24.
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
When Churchyards Yawn, a fast-paced, witty, and deeply felt 'divine comedy,' is the story of all the dead Hamlet characters' travails in Purgatory. The reading is free and takes place on July 16, 2022, at the Desert View High School black box theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Tony Award winner Linda Lavin in a special concert celebrating her most recent solo album, Love Notes, on Monday, June 27 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Lavin will be joined on stage (as on the album) by her longtime collaborator, pianist and singer Billy Stritch.
by Team BWW - Jan 9, 2022
Stars on stage in New York are shining bright as we continually celebrate the experience of live theater. As new shows prepare to head to the great bright way, let’s see which famous Broadway stars, celebrities from film and TV, and more you can see in upcoming shows!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2022
Artistic Director Edward Coffield is pleased to open the 2022 Season at NJT with a Neil Simon classic comedy.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2022
Told through the memory of 20-year-old Linda O'Shea, the play begins when the parish priest overhears Linda's bawdy-but-accurate explanation of “the birds and the bees” to her younger sister, Becky. What follows is a fast-paced chain of events that's both unexpected and hilarious. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2022
When we last met Eugene Jerome, he was coping with adolescence in 1930's Brooklyn. Here, he is a young army recruit during WW II, going through basic training and learning about Life and Love with a capital 'L' along with some harsher lessons, while stationed at boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1943.
by Michael Major - Feb 27, 2022
Check out BroadwayWorld's guide to Broadway actors in the fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and how you know them! The series features an impressive amount of Broadway talent, including returning cast members Tony Shalhoub, Stephanie Hsu, and Jane Lynch, and new guest stars like Gideon Glick, Kelly Bishop, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2022
The first-ever New York revival of Neil Simon's classic comedy about marriage, Plaza Suite, under the direction of Tony Award® winner John Benjamin Hickey, officially begins previews tonight, February 25. Learn more about the cast bringing the show back to the stage!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2022
Find out how to get tickets and the TodayTix mobile lottery policy for the highly anticipated production of Neil Simon’s comedy Plaza Suite.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2022
For one show only, Frank Ferrante will perform his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in Frank Ferrante's Groucho.
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2022
Ensemble Theatre Company will present the third show of its 2021-2022 season, Nancy Travis (“Last Man Standing, “The Kominsky Method,” “Three Men and a Baby”) starring as Lillian, by David Cale and directed by Jonathan Fox. 
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2022
While it often is the focus of news reports and television talk shows, raising transgender children is rarely the subject of a play.  Playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder freely admitted “the stories I find the most compelling are often stories that force me to step out of my comfort zone and look at a subject through a new lens.” 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2021
The series features three Tony Award® winners and critically-acclaimed powerhouse talents: Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show) on January 7; Santino Fontana (Tootsie) on February 5; and Laura Benanti (Gypsy) on March 26.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022
Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, May 2nd & 3rd, 2022 at 7:30pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced its 2022-2023 Broadway Series titles. Flying in to start the season is Mary Poppins followed by the theatre's August production of The Who's Tommy. In October, Man of LaMancha returns to the Algonquin Stage.
by Jordan Higginbotham - Apr 4, 2022
Brighton Beach Memoirs began its run at Orange Park Community Theatre on April 1st. Make no mistake, this is no April Fools prank, the cast and crew have put on a lovely performance for Orange Park and the surrounding areas.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022
New programming created and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer celebrating the American Songbook will debut at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club next month. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2022
Alabama Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of Ricardo Khan's Freedom Rider in April.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2022
The Library of Congress has acquired the manuscripts and papers of playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon, the most commercially successful American playwright of the 20th century.
by Michael Major - Apr 22, 2022
Laura Benanti and Robert Sean Leonard have joined the second season of The Gilded Age as recurring characters. Newly-confirmed guest stars include Dakin Mathews (Waitress), Christopher Denham (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), David Furr (Burn This), Matilda Lawler (The Ferryman), Michael Braugher (To Kill a Mockingbird), and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Today, TEDxBroadway organizers have announced more speakers for TEDxBroadway TEN on Tuesday, May 17 at 1pm Eastern.  The hybrid event – at New World Stages and exclusively livestreaming on Stellar, will gather a global community of changemakers to consider the central mission question, “What’s the BEST Broadway can be?”
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2022
Delaware Theatre Company announces Brighton Beach Memoirs. Neil Simon's classic coming-of-age comedy runs May 11–22, 2022.