Proposals Broadway

Proposals is a comedy-drama by Neil Simon, his 30th play. After running in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Center in 1997, the play opened on Broadway in 1997.

A nostalgic memory play, Proposals recalls one idyllic afternoon in the summer of 1953, the last time the Hines family gathers at its retreat in the Poconos.


Broadhurst Theatre

(New York, NY)
235 W. 44th St.
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 Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2019
Today's top stories: The Devil Wears Prada sets its pre-Broadway engagement, Kristin Chenoweth will return to Broadway with her solo show, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Canada will experience an infusion of contemporary Nordic culture in 2021 through Nordic Bridges, a year-long initiative taking place from coast-to-coast-to-coast fostering cultural exchange among the Nordic countries and Canada. Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, one of Canada's leading contemporary multidisciplinary arts and cultural centres, will curate and lead programming for Nordic Bridges with funding support provided by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce an initiative to invite qualified entities, including real estate or other business and property development firms and non-profits, to propose ideas to further develop the Company's campus 33-acre property in Lenox. For more than four decades, Shakespeare & Company has been one of the premiere cultural attractions of Berkshire County, and a globally recognized landmark for theatrical performance, arts education, and professional training. This new project represents a unique opportunity to collaborate directly with the Company.
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 - Oct 15, 2019
The Rhode Island Women's Choreography Project (RIWCP) has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for its upcoming third season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute today announced the winner of the sixth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition: Ziggy by New York-based team Hou de Sousa. On view November 18, 2019a?"January 1, 2020, Ziggy will celebrate the holiday season with vibrant hues and playful gestures, creating a highly visible landmark at the heart of the Flatiron District and the centerpiece of the Partnership's annual holiday programming. 
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Every year, WAM Theatre donates a portion of the box office proceeds from their Main Stage productions to agencies that benefit women and girls locally, nationally, or internationally. The success of the world premiere of LADY RANDY enabled the company to present $8,000 to their 16th beneficiary, Tapestry Health Systems. Along with the $1,200 targeted gift to The MoonCatcher Project, this brings WAM's donation total since its founding in 2010 up to $65,700.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Thanks to a transformational gift from the Belzberg children in honour of Calgary-born community builder and philanthropist, Mrs. Jenny Belzberg CM, AOE, LLD, Banff Centre's most important training and performing arts venue will undergo a major revitalization. The renewal of the 52-year-old Eric Harvie Theatre will improve audience experience, and ensure that Banff Centre is able to meet the needs of artists who use it for education, creation, and presentation of their work. Construction will commence in November 2019, following the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival (October 26 - November 3, 2019), with the newly named Jenny Belzberg Theatre slated to open fall 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
The International Contemporary Ensemble announces six composers chosen to be the first ICEcommons Artists-in-Residence: Helga Arias, Kate Gentile, Murat olak, Ylva Lund Bergner, Fernanda Navarro, and Bergr n Sn bj rnsd ttir. Represented by a diversity of backgrounds and musical styles, the cohort was selected by a panel of ICE musicians and outside experts who, over the course of six weeks, became familiar with more than 700 composers who submitted their creative work for consideration via a new call for scores on the ICEcommons web portal.
by Elliot Lanes - May 21, 2019
Since 2012 today's subject Lourdes Lopez has been living her theatre life as the Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet. The company is performing May 31st through June 2nd at the Kennedy Center as part of Ballet Across America. The May 31st performance is a shared program with Dance Theatre of Harlem who will be performing May 28th through the 30th.
by Sarah Hookey - May 21, 2019
 Scottsdale Arts' new Collaborative Community Engagement Program (CCEP) initiative encourages local artists to submit artistic proposals for development. Phase one of the program is now open for submissions, and will run through January 30, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) announces their 2019-2020 resident artists in: visual art, dance, music and two new theatre residency programs! Through the BCA residencies, artists will have the opportunity to take risks and experiment with their craft and develop and test new ideas. Artists will also receive access to BCA resources including: support for research, development, rehearsal, production support, marketing, mentorship and more.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The legendary, iconic jazz presenter, the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF), has joined forces with the innovative, pioneering jazz education leader, the California Jazz Conservatory (CJC), to form a new, long-term collaboration: The MJF-CJC Partnership for Excellence in Jazz Performance and Education. The program was designed to share each organization's strengths in pursuing their mutual mission to support and promote jazz performance and education.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
If Flat Rock Playhouse's 2019 Homecoming Season celebrates family, love, and adventure, then Neil Simon's Proposals, checks all three boxes. Simon is known for hits such as The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, and Lost in Yonkers, and much like his other comedies, Proposals recounts the highs and lows of family life with laughter, punctuated by moments of connection and discovery.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
WAM Theatre has announced that local organization Tapestry was selected from a pool of applicants to be the primary beneficiary of WAM's spring Mainstage World Premiere production of Lady Randy - a delightfully dizzying romp through the life of Jennie Jerome, mother of Winston Churchill, written by and starring Anne Undeland. In keeping with its double philanthropic mission, WAM Theatre will be donating a portion of the box office proceeds from Lady Randy to Tapestry after their closing performance on May 5. To date, WAM has donated $56,500 to its fifteen beneficiaries.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
The Saints, Volunteers for the Performing Arts, announce the awarding of more than $78,000 in grants to 22 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2019. The grants will be awarded to dance, music and theater organizations for 2019-20 projects. Over the last twenty-five years, the Saints have given more than $1,000,000 to over 250 companies and venues.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Kate Mura and Fuse Theatre Ensemble are thrilled to announce she will be traveling back to France for the Avignon OFF Festival, Avignon France, July 5-7, 2019 on The Garage International's (TGI) stage at the Hotel Mercure. The Tarot Show will have one local performance on Father's Day at 2pm.
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
To celebrate the release of Disney's The Lion King, the upcoming groundbreaking feature film helmed by Jon Favreau, The Walt Disney Company has launched a global conservation campaign to raise awareness of the crisis facing lions and other wildlife across Africa. The Lion King “Protect the Pride” campaign focuses on protecting and revitalizing lion populations and the habitats they need to thrive. Disney has already donated more than $1.5 million to the Wildlife Conservation Network's (WCN) Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) and its partners and will make additional grants as well as invite fans to help double the donation for a total contribution of up to $3 million. Fans may participate by taking part in celebratory experiences and purchasing special-edition products, as part of The Lion King Protect the Pride campaign.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Denver Arts & Venues presents two opportunities for support and recognition for programs that further arts and culture in Denver. Arts & Venues is now accepting applications for IMAGINE 2020 Fund grants through July 31 and nominations and applications for Denver Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture through August 9.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Jacksons Lane has received notification of second-stage funding of £2.26m from Arts Council England's Large Capital Grants scheme, funded by the National Lottery, to support its 2020 capital redevelopment project.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Selladoor Worldwide (one of the UK's leading touring theatre producers and no. 38 in The Stage 100's 2019 list of most influential people working in the performing arts industry), are pleased to announce their proposed plans to redevelop the Borough Halls building in Greenwich into a new multi-space theatre and performing arts hub in the heart of Greenwich, named the Greenwich Festival Theatre. The new venue will be a major producing theatre and entertainment hub for South East London, offering diverse, daring and dynamic world class theatre and an artistic mission to create, curate and present a year round live performance programme of both local and national importance in the borough. The former Greenwich Borough Halls, built in 1939, will complete an ambitious and extensive redevelopment potentially as early as autumn 2019 with the aim of opening in Spring 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
The Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy's Percent for Art Program and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the completion of School is Out, a new site-specific public artwork by Karyn Olivier at Stenton Park.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
The Tech Interactive launched two new experiences designed by world-renowned digital artists in conjunction with Silicon Valley tech companies. The artists were selected to participate in The Tech + Arts Incubator, made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and have been perfecting their visions since September.
by Michael Dale - Jun 14, 2019
A young African-American woman living in 1964 rural South Carolina is interrupted on her way to a voter registration rally by a pair of white men who not only rough her up until she's on the ground and bloody, but convince a police officer that it was her fault.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
To borrow a line from Monty Python, "and now for something completely different!"  For the first time in its 66-year history, the Farmington Players are presenting a festival of short plays known as "one-acts."  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Neighbors, residents, families, artists and art lovers are invited to a community meeting introducing Stories of Greenville to be held June 24th, 7:00 PM at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, 140 Martin Luther King Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
MotorTend Group announced today the revival of the fan-favorite, iconic series OVERHAULIN'. Beginning later this summer, exclusively on the MotorTrend App, the original cast of world-renowned car designer Chip Foose, cohost Chris Jacobs and cohost Adrienne Janic will reunite with the extremely talented OVERHAULIN' A-Team to tell all-new emotional stories of man and machine.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce $203,101 in grants to 16 Michigan organizations in support of public humanities programming. In addition to this direct support, each agency was required to present matching cash or in-kind cost share, bringing an additional $374,885 to the table. This major grant cycle, the Humanities Grants, support projects exploring history, theatre, reading, education and community identity.
by TV Scoop - Jun 10, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of AFV, airing on ABC on Sunday, June 30, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Warrington's 152-year-old town centre museum and library building is to benefit from a rejuvenation project this Autumn aimed at re-energising the building as a creative hub for the town and increasing the links between the museum and library services.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, announces its 2019-20 grant recipients, including the 2019 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, seven Producer Residencies, and eight Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects.
by Aaron Wallace - Jul 5, 2019
We talk about his new STRINGS ATTACHED tour - which happens to be his biggest and most extravagant ever (and for 'Weird Al,' that's saying a lot) - his Broadway bucket list, whether he's changed his mind on doing a new Star Wars song, what it was like to grow up as an uncool genius, why no one needs to look forward to his death, and his affection for a certain stuffed pastry, among other things....
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
It was a picture perfect Berkshire evening on Wednesday, July 24, as WAM Theatre supporters packed The Stationery Factory in Dalton. They celebrated and supported the company's first decade of acclaimed theatrical productions and support of organizations that work to empower women and girls, at WAM's sold-out 10th Anniversary Gala, hosted by Berkshire favorite Ty Allan Jackson.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
The Vallejo Community Arts Foundation (VCAF) announces the appointment of Renay Conlin as Executive Director. Ms. Conlin is a former executive director of Napa Valley Museum and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and a former director of development at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
PantoCo is a new production company, led by Soho Theatre's former Artistic Director Steve Marmion, uniquely offering year-round education activities attached to their spectacular, entertaining and morally-sound Christmas and Easter shows.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Warrington's town centre museum and library building is to close for two weeks next month to undergo an exciting revamp aimed at rejuvenating the building and forging closer links between the museum and library.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
For more than 40 years, Meredith Bixby toured the eastern United States with his collection of handcrafted marionettes, staging fantastical shows for school groups and libraries. Bixby's puppets and props featured intricate mechanisms to create elaborate special effects, revealing hidden treasures and bringing his fairy tale characters to life.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
The service organization Dance/NYC is pleased to announce the second iteration of its Dance Advancement Fund, made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation. The purpose of the Fund is to address the inequitable distribution of resources in the dance field and advance resilience by supporting dance makers with budgets between $25,000 and $1 million. Selected dance makers will receive two-year general support grants of $5,000 to $15,000 each year. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
The service organization Dance/NYC and its program partner Gibney are pleased to announce the fall recipients of the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program, made possible by the generous support of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. The purpose of the residency program is to expand opportunities for dancers with spinal cord injury (SCI) and other disabilities, and to advance accessibility and inclusion within the larger dance, residency, and presenting communities. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Jason Vass Gallery exhibits Body Languageby artist Douglas Tausik Ryder from September 7 through October 19, 2019 (1452 E. Sixth Street, Los Angeles) with an opening reception on September 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Today, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and (NYCEDC) announced that artist team Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous has been selected to design a new monument honoring Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to serve in Congress. The design proposed by the artists, called Our Destiny, Our Democracy, was selected through the City's Percent for Art program, and will now be refined as it proceeds through additional community input and public review. The monument is the first to be commissioned as part of the She Built NYC program, which seeks to expand representation of women in the City's public art collection. The Shirley Chisolm monument will be installed in Prospect Park by the end of 2020.
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting this weekend in Los Angeles at SAG-AFTRA Plaza, approved the establishment of the National TV/Theatrical Contracts Wages & Working Conditions Plenary and Negotiating Committee, and appointed President Gabrielle Carteris chair.
by TV Scoop - Apr 15, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of AFV, airing on ABC on Sunday, May 5, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2019
Just in! Two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and two-time Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard will star on Broadway next season...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
As the Globe deepens its commitment to making theatre matter to more people, their work expands in service to the public good. The Globe today announced that its signature arts engagement program, Globe for All, will tour Laurel Ollstein's They Promised Her the Moon to four community venues this spring, following its West Coast premiere at the Globe's Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
The Old Globe today announced that the West Coast premiere of Laurel Ollstein's They Promised Her the Moon has been extended by popular demand and will run through May 12, 2019. The first of two shows in the 2018-2019 Season developed in the Globe's Powers New Voices Festival, it wowed Festival audiences with the story of the powerful forces that kept one woman from reaching orbit. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli (the Globe's The Whipping Man and Somewhere), They Promised Her the Moon runs April 6 - May 12, 2019 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run April 6-10. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy's Percent for Art Program and the Free Library of Philadelphia are pleased to celebrate the completion of Commemorating the Stacks, a new site-specific public artwork at the Parkway Central Library by Philadelphia-based artist Colette Fu.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Artists and producers from all over the world have just two more weeks to submit their show proposals to the 2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (September 10 - 21). There is no cost to apply directly to more than 20 venues via Based on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe model, the vast majority of the Fringe's 500+ performances and events are selected by the venues themselves in this way; only a few headliners and all of the outdoor entertainment are curated by the Fringe itself.