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Brighton Beach Memoirs - 1983 - Broadway

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 BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
The JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL Presents a Virtual Play Reading of MARILYN/GOD by Rosary O'Neill and directed by Alan Smason and ENTR' ACTE written and directed by Anthony Fusco on Sunday, September 13th at 8PM EST.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
For over 50 years, Milwaukee Rep has furthered the development of the next generations of American theater artists with their highly respected Emerging Professional Resident program. For the 2020/21 Reset Season they welcome seven EPRs in Acting, Directing & Education to gain valuable experience and to learn from experts in their respective fields.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Neil Simon. Today's play, Brighton Beach Memoirs!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
Casa Mañana has announced the nominations for the 2020 Betty Lynn Buckley Awards. Winners will be announced online via livestream on Casa's Facebook and YouTube channel, Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 7:30pm. Director of Theatre for Youth and local legend B.J. Cleveland will host. Specials guests from Broadway and beyond will present awards.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Today, the TodayTix digital lottery policy for Plaza Suite was announced ahead of the production's first preview on Friday, March 13. The official opening night is Monday, April 13, at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). Plaza Suite has partnered with TodayTix to offer a limited number of $39 tickets via an exclusive digital Lottery for every performance. The lottery will open for entries at midnight each performance day, and close four hours prior to the selected performance time. If selected, winners will have 45 minutes to claim and pay for their tickets through TodayTix. Tickets may be picked up at Hudson Theatre's box office. Single tickets are also available for purchase on the TodayTix app or website.
by Walter McBride - Mar 4, 2020
Plaza Suite will play a strictly limited 17-week Broadway engagement at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street), with previews beginning March 13, 2020 and an official opening night set for April 13, 2020.
by Tara Bennett - Mar 4, 2020
On Tuesday, March 3, 30 by Ninety Theatre announced its 2020-21 season, ranging from comedies to classics.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
As previously announced, Plaza Suite will play a strictly limited 17-week Broadway engagement at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street), with previews beginning March 13, 2020 and an official opening night set for April 13, 2020. Plaza Suite will mark the first time Broderick and Parker will share a Broadway stage since the 1995 revival of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. This event will also mark Broderick's return to the words of Neil Simon, having won his first Tony Award for creating the role of Eugene Jerome in Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, followed by its sequel, Biloxi Blues.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, will present Santino Fontana, this year's Tony Award winning Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his title role in Tootsie, performing live at the Parker Playhouse on Friday, April 3 at 8 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Read a piece from actor and Juilliard graduate Johnny Ramey, who hopes to give light to being Black & Brown within our liberal artistic community.
by David McKibbin - Jul 18, 2020
Following the spread of COVID-19, theater training programs throughout South Florida were faced with the challenge of maintaining a safe and sanitary environment for students to reach their Broadway dreams.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Take a journey to Jazz-age Chicago for a little razzle dazzle with a sizzling all-new production of the revered American musical Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
We're heading to the Pridelands to get to know Jürgen Hooper, who is the newest Zazu in the North American tour of the smash hit musical The Lion King. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Disney classic with the video!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
The Community Theatre League, Williamsport's leading community theatre, is thrilled to announce their fourth annual 'Evening with a Star' fundraising concert and master class, featuring Tony Award-winner Santino Fontana on February 22, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has made its initial announcement of the upcoming 34th Annual MAC Awards. The awards presentation and show will take place on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm, at SONY Hall on 46th Street in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Gettysburg Community Theatre, a non-profit 501c3 organization in historic downtown Gettysburg, PA, has just kicked off it's 12th Season will a sold-out production of the musical Willy Wonka. GCT's two staff members and 170 volunteers made over 100 performances happen in 2019, and thanks to donors, sponsors, volunteers, students, and audience members, GCT looks forward to another wonderful year of theatre.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jan 18, 2020
Neil Simon's indecision about genre in Brighton Beach Memoirs was related to his problem being direct about his parents. A true account would necessarily have revealed their fighting, his father's desertions and infidelities, and the eventual failure of their marriage, and could only have been presented as a tragedy or melodrama. A comedy (and Brighton Beach is formally a comedy) would need to present a sanitized version of what Simon remembered; it would satisfy his audience (which expected comedies) and his parents, but it would also come further from the flavor Simon wanted to present. What we get in consequence is a play in three somewhat inconsistent genres.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Algonquin Arts Theatre opens the New Year on Saturday, January 25, with a two-week production of Neil Simon's 'Brighton Beach Memoirs.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, and Hal Luftig announced today the complete cast for the first-ever New York revival of Neil Simon's classic comedy about marriage, Plaza Suite, in a production directed by Tony Award® winner John Benjamin Hickey.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Written and directed by Nathan Catucci, Impossible Monsters will have its theatrical release in New York at the Cinema Village and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Monica Film Center on Friday, February 14, 2020. Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, acquired Worldwide rights to the film. Nick Royak of Gravitas Ventures negotiated the deal with Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films on behalf of the filmmakers. The film will be released on various Video On Demand platforms in North America, UK and Australia, and worldwide on Vimeo on March 3, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Take a journey to Jazz-age Chicago for a little razzle dazzle with a sizzling all- new production of the revered American musical Chicago! 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses along with Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group, presents Neil Simon's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning comic drama, Lost in Yonkers. Sponsored by Bobbie Olsen and presented by Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group, Lost in Yonkers performs on the Stark Stage February 4-23, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
The J's New Jewish Theatre has received 21 nominations for the 2020 St. Louis Theatre Circle Awards for outstanding achievement in St. Louis Professional Theatre. This beats the previous record of 12 nominations received in 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
In honor of Black History Month, Theatre Arlington will present Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning play, A Raisin in the Sun, opening on Friday, February 14th. This groundbreaking play is inspired in part by Hansberry's real-life experiences when her parents purchased a house in a a?oewhite neighborhood.a?? It is the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s and the Youngers have received a $10,000 insurance check and each of the adult members of the family has an idea of what they would like to do with the money. Three generations of the family are in conflict: Lena, the matriarch, dreams of moving to a better neighborhood; her son, Walter Lee, dreams of buying a liquor store; daughter Beneatha longs to attend medical school. As the Youngers argue over the best plan, this play brought to light many issues that were rarely discussed at the time, such as women's rights, inequality and lack of opportunity.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Bay Area Cabaret will conclude its '19-'20 season with Tony Award-winner SANTINO FONTANA making his Bay Area debut on Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 pm in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. * Stephanie J. Block, who was previously announced to close the season, is postponing her Bay Area concert debut due to an unforeseen conflict and will perform in Bay Area Cabaret's '20-'21 season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Bay Area Cabaret will conclude its '19-'20 season with Tony Award-winner SANTINO FONTANA making his Bay Area debut on Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 pm in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. * Stephanie J. Block, who was previously announced to close the season, is postponing her Bay Area concert debut due to an unforeseen conflict and will perform in Bay Area Cabaret's '20-'21 season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Playwright Jon Spano explores one man's personal struggle to reinvent his identity in the face of mortality in his new play Dennis. Directed by Aaron Salazar and starring Patrick Boyd, with original music by Manuel Pelayo and Giancarlo Bonfanti, this contemporary story about finding connection through self-discovery will play Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios & Theatres (244 West 54th Street), for a limited engagement from March 26 through April 5. Opening is set for March 29. Tickets, priced at $35, are available online at tiny.cc/dennistheplay. For more information, please visit dennistheplay.com.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Take a break from the office and treat yourself to the Broadway megahit How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Mark Cortale, producer of the acclaimed Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, will present Stephanie J. Block, this year's Tony Award® winning Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her title role in The Cher Show, performing live at the Parker Playhouse on Saturday, February 22 at 8 PM. The series, co-presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, delivers intimate evenings of incredible music and hilarious conversations hosted and music directed by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky, whom the New York Times dubbed 'The Mayor of Broadway.' Ms. Block follows her fellow Tony Award® winner Kelli O'Hara's recent January season opener. Next up on April 3 will be Santino Fontana, this year's Tony Award® winner as Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his starring role in Tootsie. For tickets and information, please visit ParkerPlayhouse.com and Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222; in person at the Parker Playhouse box office Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and at the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Can audiences 'handle the truth?' That is the pivotal question at the centre of the famed legal drama A Few Good Men, which opens the highly-anticipated 2020 Season at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The hit play about military corruption and the quest for justice will be on stage for three weeks only from March 4 to March 22.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2019
The Vagabond Players continues its 104th season with Neil Simon's acclaimed Broadway hit, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
The Vagabond Players continues its 104th season with Neil Simon's acclaimed Broadway hit, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2020
In this week's Theater Stories, we are learning about the Neil Simon Theatre! Learn about who Neil Simon was, what the theater was originally named, which Broadway stars made their debuts there, and more!
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
Scholastic announced today that Tony Award-winning actor Santino Fontana will narrate the audio book edition of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the much-anticipated new novel in the worldwide bestselling The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collinsa?"the first new Hunger Games book since Mockingjay, published in 2010. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
North Coast rep has shared a video of their interview with Judith Ivey, who directed Chapatti at the theater in 2015. 
by Student Blogger: Lyndsey Ruiz - Apr 10, 2020
What do you think of when you hear a?oeBroadwaya??? Wicked, Company, Hamilton, Little Shop of Horrors, or Les Miserables? I bet The Glass Menagerie or Brighton Beach Memoirs weren't the first titles to enter your head. Have you ever thought about why that is? Why does the modern theatrical audience favor a musical over a play?