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Original Production
Run Type: Unknown
Market: Broadway
Previews: March 15, 1980
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Closing: January 11, 1981

Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway)

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by Stephi Wild - 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, 2022
No book has captured the essence of America in the 1920s with such damning insight as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, opening on stage at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Thursday, September 29th.
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 Gina Sarno - Sep 2, 2022
NLT presents one of Neil Simon's lesser known plays 'I Ought To Be in Pictures.' I had the pleasure of interviewing Director, Alex Oleksij.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022
No book has captured the essence of America in the 1920s with such damning insight as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, opening on stage at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Thursday, September 29th.
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 Julie Musbach - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Gina Sarno - Oct 21, 2022
Nutley Little Theatre Veteran Penny Paul has returned to the stage as Professor Laurie Jameson in Wendy Wasserstein's THIRD, directed by Brendan Stackhouse. I had the pleasure of interviewing her.
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 18, 2021
THE PRODUCERS, the first post-lockdown Desert Theatreworks (DTW) show, is perfect to welcome eager audiences back - a true winner. Ron and Lance Phillips, the married couple that operates DTW, took the opportunity of the hiatus to completely rework the Indio Performing Arts Center, adding a new 250-seat main stage for musicals. As most people know, the Mel Brooks show is loaded with bad taste, but is hilarious nonetheless.
by Audrey Liebross - Nov 9, 2021
Desert Theatreworks' production of Ron Clark's and Sam Bobrick's farce, MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S, is funny and imaginatively staged, and improves upon the source material. It will run Thursdays through Sundays, through November 21st
by Julie Musbach - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022
TheatreC & Rhyme Combinator will present CO-FOUNDERS, a new hip hop musical about the two most unlikely partners in Silicon Valley, for a one-night-only concert on Saturday, April 9th at 7:00pm at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street).
by Julie Musbach - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephi Wild - Jan 30, 2023
Mercury Theatre has announced the full cast for their upcoming production They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay!, Deborah McAndrews' adaptation of Dario Fo and Franca Rame's Sottopaga? Non si paga!. Mercury Theatre Creative Director Ryan McBryde directs Joseph Alessi (Jack), Olatunji Ayofe (Lewis), Laura Doddington (Anthea), Tesni Kujore (Maggie) and Marc Pickering (Constable/ Sergeant/Undertaker/Pops).
by Julie Musbach - Feb 28, 2018
Take a fun, farcical look at the creation of one of the most beloved films of all time.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2021
Patio Playhouse Community Theater will present a Zoom reading of new play Kings Among Men by local playwright David Marshall. In its debut read, Kings Among Men is a powerful retelling of the fall of the Knights Templar and resonates with audiences today through its themes of integrity, toxic masculinity, respect, and betrayal.
by Audrey Liebross - Feb 21, 2022
Desert Theatreworks has produced another winner: Neil Simon’s I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES. This story, with its emphasis on rekindling father-daughter love, is deeper than many of his plays. The two casts make the audience care about the characters. Director Daniela Ryan has done a superb job of coaxing brilliant performances from both.
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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Rakaputra Paputungan - Dec 4, 2022
New York-based Passport to Broadway returns with another program for Indonesian performers aspiring to be the next Broadway star. Passport to Broadway has previously worked with Indonesian students by providing various training programs, workshops, and information sessions in performing arts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2020
Beloved Broadway production supervisor Arthur P. Siccardi has passed away at 89. Arthur P., II was one of the best-loved figures in the American theater, with a distinguished career as a production supervisor that spanned five decades working with the biggest stars, directors and producers on some of the best-known shows in Broadway history.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Julie Musbach - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 Robert Diamond - Aug 26, 2018
BroadwayWorld is sad to report that legendary playwright Neil Simon has died at 91. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022
Canadian actress and singer Alison Smyth returns to the Classic Theatre Festival this August to play Agnes in Jan de Hartog's THE FOURPOSTER with Scott Clarkson as Michael. The production is directed by Laurel Smith, the Artistic Producer of the Festival, with fight choreography by Jessica Vandenberg.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022
 Act II Playhouse has announced its latest production, “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” by Neil Simon. 
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 11, 2021
Desert TheatreWorks (DTW) has announced its 2021-2022 season and invites interested actors, singers and dancers to audition.  There will be four musicals (two of which will feature live bands) and three plays. Artistic Director Lance Phillips has chosen programs that he describes as “upbeat, fun, and an escape to a happy place.”
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2022
NLT presents one of Neil Simon's lesser known plays 'I Ought To Be in Pictures,” directed by Alex Oleksij. 
by Drew Eberhard - Aug 1, 2022
As the final play written by the great Neil Simon, Rose & Walsh previously entitled Rose’s Dilemma ran in Los Angeles and Off-Broadway in 2003. Originally starring Mary Tyler Moore in early previews, Moore left the production when Simon sent a letter citing her to learn her lines. Neil Simon’s works include the very popular Eugene Trilogy (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, Broadway Bound), and other great works including Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, I Ought to Be in Pictures, among many other prolific pieces both onstage and onscreen. Spanning a career writing more than 30 plays and numerous screenplays, Simon has received more Oscar and Tony Award Nominations than any other writer. Simon passed away on August 26, 2018, leaving behind a legacy as one of the great Stage and Screenwriters of his time. Rose & Walsh makes its premiere at freeFall Theatre Company on July 30, 2022, boasting an exceptionally strong cast, this production will be one you want to see multiple times over.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2022
CreateTheater New Works Festival and JK Productions present OCEAN IN A TEACUP, a spiritual quest musical based on a true story. This Original Musical Set in India runs as part of CreateTheater New Works Festival, from April 28 through May 7, 2022, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036).
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 Julie Musbach - 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.

I Ought to Be in Pictures Frequently Asked Questions

What other awards has I Ought to Be in Pictures been nominated for?
Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for David Jenkins and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Dinah Manoff.

What other awards has I Ought to Be in Pictures won?
Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for David Jenkins Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Dinah Manoff.

What awards has I Ought to Be in Pictures been nominated for?
Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for David Jenkins and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Dinah Manoff.

What awards has I Ought to Be in Pictures won?
Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for David Jenkins Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Dinah Manoff.

What productions of I Ought to Be in Pictures have there been?
I Ought to Be in Pictures has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1980.