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Eugene O'Neill Theatre

(New York, NY)
230 West 49th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Dumb... dumber... dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2020
Today's Theater Stories features the Eugene O'Neill Theatre! Learn about Neil Simon's special relationship with the theatre, the first Arthur Miller play to become a smash on Broadway, the history of Eugene O'Neill's plays and more.
by Michael Lipp - Sep 26, 2016
Audiences at Limelight's 25th season opener will be treated to a cozier, more down-home OKLAHOMA! on their intimate mainstage, but that's by design. Executive Director, Beth Lambert, who also directs this production of the landmark Pulitzer Prize-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, didn't want this to be the 'show that you do to pay for the other shows in your season.' It's a show that she has always wanted to do since performing with her mother in a summer stock production when Lambert was in fifth grade. However, Lambert thought it was too large of a production for the Limelight space.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018
Set in the unkempt West Hollywood apartment of struggling screenwriter Herb Tucker, Neil Simon's three-character comedy-drama follows Herb as he decides to take another stab at fatherhood and, hopefully this time, get it right. Herb is surprised when Libby, his aspiring actress daughter, treks from Brooklyn fully expecting her 'well-connected' father to help her fulfill her dreams of dreams of movie stardom. But it soon becomes clear that the underemployed Herbert and his sometimes girlfriend, Steffy, are not in any position to advance anyone else's career.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018
Gloucester Stage Company wraps up its 39th season of professional theater with the world premiere of Ken Riaf's My Station in Life from October 12 through October 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. From the rubble of his studio dungeon, Simon Geller, the last standing single-handed radio operator in the country, broadcasts commercial free classical music from Gloucester - the town that loves and endures his peculiar presence.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019
Dumba?? dumbera?? dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
Act II Playhouse presents This Wonderful Life, a hilarious one-man adaptation of the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life, on stage in Ambler Dec. 4-30.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017
This charming, hilarious, and uplifting Neil Simon classic focuses on Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently 'at liberty' who is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who's trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom. With Steffy, his sometime paramour at his side, Herb decides to take another stab at fatherhood and hopefully this time, get it right...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals Company, announced today that Neil Simon (posthumously), TDF Accessibility Program, and Aleshea Harris are the 2019 recipients of the 4th Annual Samuel French Awards. The Awards, which are accompanied by a donation from Concord Theatricals of $15,000, were created by Samuel French to acknowledge the great work and unparalleled passion of theatre artists, as well as applaud significant contributions to the industry.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017
This charming, hilarious, and uplifting Neil Simon classic focuses on Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently 'at liberty' who is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who's trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom. With Steffy, his sometime paramour at his side, Herb decides to take another stab at fatherhood and hopefully this time, get it right...
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018
The Group Rep presents Neil Simon's classic farce RUMORS, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York for the Group Rep. Five neurotic couples gather for a dinner party celebrating one couple's 10th anniversary. The best laid plans go wildly awry when guests arrive early only to discover their host has shot himself, the hostess and servants are missing, and dinner not ready. As confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into farcical hilarity. The play runs June 15 through July 29 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, at the edge of the NoHo Arts District.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Bergen County Players, one of America's longest-running little theater companies, will conclude its successful 86th season with a limited engagement of Muray Shisgal's one-act comedy drama The Typists. Under the direction of Jerry Pettinati, The Typists will run June 8th and June 9th at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell. Show times will be Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016
The historic Cape Playhouse's 90th season kicks off with one of Neil Simon's most irresistible comedies, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, starring Jennifer Cody and Daniel Pearce. Directed by Tim Threlfall, this classic comedy plays June 7 through 18. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018
Chekhov is alive and well in Bucks County, PA, where middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia have never left the boundaries of their childhood home.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018
The Menier Chocolate Factory, in association with Darren Bagert, present a new production of Manuel Puig's ground-breaking novel Kiss of the Spider Woman in a new adaptation by Jose Rivera and Allan Baker. Laurie Sansom directs this iconic play, making his Menier debut. The production opens on 21 March, with previews from 8 March, and runs until 5 May.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018
The Group Rep presents Neil Simon's classic farce RUMORS, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York for the Group Rep. Five neurotic couples gather for a dinner party celebrating one couple's 10th anniversary. The best laid plans go wildly awry when guests arrive early only to discover their host has shot himself, the hostess and servants are missing, and dinner not ready. As confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into farcical hilarity. The play runs June 15 through July 29 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, at the edge of the NoHo Arts District.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016
Alison Smyth, an Ottawa-born actress who now resides in Toronto, returns to the Classic Theatre Festival this June and July to play Libby Tucker in Neil Simon's I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016
Alison Smyth, an Ottawa-born actress who now resides in Toronto, returns to the Classic Theatre Festival this June and July to play Libby Tucker in Neil Simon's I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018
As a new economic era arrives, traditional corporations go through drastic transformations to reinvent themselves. Do those who have been with the company for a long time stand firm to defend the old existing system, or do they accept the new changes? Exploring the subject of office politics, particularly the ideological clash between the new and old generations within companies, Die Firma dankt is written by German playwright Lutz Hubner together with Sarah Nemitz. This satirical work is filled with brilliantly dark humour, and it has garnered enthusiastic acclaims when performed in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan. The current version is translated by Tang Wei, with Cantonese adaption by Weigo Lee who also directs this production. The main cast includes Chris Sun, Wang Wei, Karrie Tan, Lo Ka Nang and Fanny Shum, and the performances will be staged at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre from 6 to 22 July. Tickets are now available at URBTIX.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
The Group Rep presents Neil Simon's classic farce RUMORS, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York for the Group Rep. Five neurotic couples gather for a dinner party celebrating one couple's 10th anniversary. The best laid plans go wildly awry when guests arrive early only to discover their host has shot himself, the hostess and servants are missing, and dinner not ready. As confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into farcical hilarity. The play runs June 15 through July 29 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, at the edge of the NoHo Arts District.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
The Group Rep presents Neil Simon's classic farce RUMORS, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York for the Group Rep. Five neurotic couples gather for a dinner party celebrating one couple's 10th anniversary. The best laid plans go wildly awry when guests arrive early only to discover their host has shot himself, the hostess and servants are missing, and dinner not ready. As confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into farcical hilarity. The play runs June 15 through July 29 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, at the edge of the NoHo Arts District.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2019
Bergen County Players, one of America's longest-running little theater companies, will conclude its successful 86th season with a limited engagement of Murray Schisgal's one-act comedy drama The Typists. Under the direction of Jerry Pettinati, The Typists will run June 8th and June 9th at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell. Show times will be Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Casting is announced for a new production of Agatha Christie's classic whodunit thriller Towards Zero, to be directed by Brian Blessed at The Mill at Sonning.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017
The semi-autobiographical journey of a spiritually desperate woman, striving to emotionally survive as the only non-famous person in a very famous family. Losing herself in the arms of an insecure comedian on the rise in Hollywood, and ending up as a patient to a therapist with challenges of her own, can she reconnect to the magic of her childhood and find her own creative path, in a culture that values celebrity above everything else? 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
The Old Globe's 2018 Summer Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for Barefoot in the Park, as director Jessica Stone returns to the Globe to extend its decades-long relationship with giant comic playwright Neil Simon with this fresh and hilarious new look at the comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018
The Old Globe's 2018 Summer Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for Barefoot in the Park, as director Jessica Stone (Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) returns to the Globe to extend its decades-long relationship with giant comic playwright Neil Simon with this fresh and hilarious new look at his "bubbling, rib-tickling comedy" (The New York Times). Barefoot in the Park will play July 28 - September 2, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run July 28 - August 1. Opening night is Thursday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018
The Menier Chocolate Factory, in association with Darren Bagert, today announces that Samuel Barnett (Molina) and Declan Bennett (Valentin) join the company of their new production of Manuel Puig's ground-breaking novel Kiss of the Spider Woman in a new adaptation by Jose Rivera and Allan Baker. Laurie Sansom directs this iconic play, making his Menier debut. The production opens on 21 March, with previews from 8 March, and runs until 5 May.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018
Boogla Nights Productions will present the World Premiere of June Daniel White's new comedy DELTA IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS or Maybe Not at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios from January 25th through February 10th. Directed by Michael Padden, the darkly romantic play stars beloved veteran actor Austin Pendleton as 'God' with Ms. White as 'Delta', Bob D'Haene (Lyle), Regina Gibson (Hollywood), Melissa Hurst (Bobbie), Joan Porter (Rosie) and Vincent Tacali (Tommy/Ralph).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018
The Menier Chocolate Factory, in association with Darren Bagert, today announces a major new production of Manuel Puig's ground-breaking novel Kiss of the Spider Woman by Jos Rivera and Allan Baker. Laurie Sansom directs this iconic play, making his Menier debut. The production opens on 21 March, with previews from 8 March, and runs until 5 May.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018
Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents Neil Simon's overlooked gem I Ought to Be in Pictures, Feb. 27-March 31, 2018.   Herb, a Hollywood screenwriter (played by Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite), is surprised when his forgotten teenage daughter Libby (played by Jessica Riloff) reappears. Her arrival complicates his relationship with his girlfriend, Steph (played by Tracie Higgins).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018
Take a fun, farcical look at the creation of one of the most beloved films of all time.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018
Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents Neil Simon's overlooked gem I Ought to Be in Pictures, Feb. 27-March 31, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018
Patio Playhouse Community Theater is proud to present I Ought to Be in Pictures by Neil Simon. In this charming comedy, Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently 'at liberty,' is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who has trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom. With Steffy (his sometime paramour) at his side, Herb decides to take another stab at fatherhood and -- hopefully -- this time, get it right. This hilarious piece by Neil Simon has all of the humor you'd expect when dropping a long-lost and nearly-grown daughter into her father's Hollywood home, but also addresses family dynamics head on, and touches on how, in finding where you come from, you just might find who you are meant to be.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2018
The Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST) is proud to announce the nine productions for its 2018 season: GODSPELL (By John-Michael Tebelak & Music By Stephen Schwartz) LEAVING IOWA (By Tim Clue and Spike Manton) I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES (By Neil Simon) ANNIE (By Thomas Meehan & Music By Martin Charnin & Charles Strouse) THE MIRACLE WORKER (By William Gibson) NOT NOW, DARLING (By Ray Cooney and John Chapman) A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING (By Rodgers & Hammerstein II) OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS (By Joe DiPietro) THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (By Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan. Music By Jeanine Tesori, & Lyrics By Dick Scanlan)
by Walter McBride - Dec 9, 2019
Tony Award-winning actor, Ron Leibman, who originated the role of Roy Cohn in the original Broadway production of Angels In America has passed away.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Tony Award-winning actor, Ron Leibman, best known to theatre fans for originating the role of Roy Cohn in the original Broadway production of Angels In America has passed away.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2017
Act II Playhouse Presents A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS, anew show from Philly's favorite comedy couple, Tony Braithwaite & Jen Childs, on stage in Ambler from Jan. 9-28, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018
The Old Globe's Barefoot in the Park opened last Thursday and will extend again by popular demand, now running through Sunday, August 16. Director Jessica Stone (Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) returns to the Globe, extending the theatre's decades-long relationship with giant comic playwright Neil Simon with this fresh and hilarious new look at his 'bubbling, rib-tickling comedy' (The New York Times). Barefoot in the Park plays July 28 - September 16, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets now start at $49.00 and are on sale to the general public now.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018
Set in the unkempt West Hollywood apartment of struggling screenwriter Herb Tucker, Neil Simon's three-character comedy-drama follows Herb as he decides to take another stab at fatherhood and, hopefully this time, get it right. Herb is surprised when Libby, his aspiring actress daughter, treks from Brooklyn fully expecting her 'well-connected' father to help her fulfill her dreams of dreams of movie stardom. But it soon becomes clear that the underemployed Herbert and his sometimes girlfriend, Steffy, are not in any position to advance anyone else's career.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018
Hong Kong Repertory Theatre?In a seedy nursing home, two elderly residents befriend each other, passing time playing gin rummy. As the play unfolds game after game, they share stories of their past, shedding light on the many problems of aging in our society.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018
Hong Kong Repertory Theatre?In a seedy nursing home, two elderly residents befriend each other, passing time playing gin rummy. As the play unfolds game after game, they share stories of their past, shedding light on the many problems of aging in our society.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018
The Broadway community mourns the loss of Neil Simon, who passed away on August 26 at age 91. The Committee of Theatre Owners has decided to dim the lights of Broadway theatres in his memory on Thursday, August 30 at exactly 6:45pm for one minute.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2018
BroadwayWorld is sad to report that legendary playwright Neil Simon has died at 91. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017
Tony Award winner Dinah Manoff leads The Nuts & Bolts of Acting, a two-part workshop for teens and adults, ages 16 and older this September at Bainbridge Performing Arts.
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2017
90 minuets from Broadway takes you to some of the best theater entertainment in the Delaware Valley. Whether its in the bustling city of Philly, one of its neighboring suburbs... or a short drive across the bridge to South Jersey. Support your local Theaters in your towns.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017
Emery Entertainment will present the off-Broadway comedy hit #HAPPY50ish at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza for a limited engagement May 18 - 21.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 25, 2019
Act II Playhouse in Ambler concludes its 20th Anniversary Season with the riotous musical comedy Cafe Puttanesca, on stage beginning May 14.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017
Neil Simon returns to Oradell as the Bergen County Players close the mainstage portion of their 2016-2017 season with his semi-autobiographical comedy, the Tony Award-nominated "Chapter Two".
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, presents BECKETT IN BRIEF - Rough for Radio II • The Old Tune • Krapp's Last Tape, directed by James Seymour, featuring Will Lyman, Ken Baltin and Ashley Risteen.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
Bonds between children and parents are at the core of three interrelated short plays. Working back in time from the present day to 1984, the plays capture moments in the lives of two gay men struggling to be good sons. Funny and poignant, with a healthy dose of 80s nostalgia.