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The Neil Simon Plays: Brighton Beach Memoirs

Neil Simon's classic comedy returns to Broadway along with Broadway Bound

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Brighton Beach Memoirs to Close; Broadway Bound Canceled

Brighton Beach Memoirs to Close; Broadway Bound Canceled

The recent revival of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by David Cromer, closed on November 1 after 25 previews and nine performances. The planned production of Simon’s Broadway Bound, which was supposed to run in rep at the Nederlander Theatre with the earlier play, is now off. The closing and cancellation were due to weak ticket sales ...

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Simon Says: It's a Sparkling Broadway Opening for Brighton Beach Memoirs

Simon Says: It's a Sparkling Broadway Opening for Brighton Beach Memoirs
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It was an old-school extravaganza on opening night of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, which is making a welcome return to Broadway 26 years after its original production. With a fantastic cast under the direction of super-hot Chicago native David Cromer, the revival of this heartfelt family saga (soon to be joined in rep by Broadway Bound) opened at ...

Our Word of Mouth Panelists Loved Looking Back with Brighton Beach Memoirs

Our Word of Mouth Panelists Loved Looking Back with Brighton Beach Memoirs

It's been 23 years since Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs last played on Broadway, but the family dramedy is so well-loved that many theatergoers still have warm memories of the show. Word of Mouth panelists Angie, Phil and Joe didn't see Brighton Beach the first time out, but were happy to catch up with the Jerome family ...

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David Cromer to Direct Broadway Revival of William Inge's Picnic in Fall 2010

David Cromer to Direct Broadway Revival of William Inge's Picnic in Fall 2010

A Broadway revival of William Inge’s Picnic, to be directed by David Cromer, is being planned for next season, according to producer Darren Bagert. The production is aiming for a fall 2010 opening at a theater to be named.

Cromer first directed Picnic in September 2008 for the Writers’ Theatre in Chicago in a production featuring local actors. The ...

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Noah Robbins Channels Neil Simon in Brighton Beach Memoirs

Noah Robbins Channels Neil Simon in Brighton Beach Memoirs

Age: 19

Hometown: Potomac, Maryland

Currently: Making his Broadway debut as Eugene Morris Jerome, the precocious teen narrator (and alter ego of playwright Neil Simon) in the revival of Brighton Beach Memoirs.

Comedy Tonight: The youngest son of a lawyer and a film documentarian, Robbins debuted professionally in children’s shows at the Kennedy Center under the direction of Debbie ...

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Addams Family Star Nathan Lane Reunites with Laurie Metcalf at Brighton Beach Memoirs

Addams Family Star Nathan Lane Reunites with Laurie Metcalf at Brighton Beach Memoirs
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They co-starred in David Mamet’s political comedy November two years ago, and now Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf will be on Broadway this season a couple of very different shows: He’s headed back to NYC next spring as Gomez in The Addams Family, and she’s currently in previews as matriarch Kate Jerome in Brighton Beach Memoirs. On ...

Sneak Peek! Say Hello to the Jeromes of Brighton Beach Memoirs

Sneak Peek! Say Hello to the Jeromes of Brighton Beach Memoirs
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One of the most beloved stage families of the late 20th century is back where they belong, on a Broadway stage, in the eagerly awaited revival of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs. Based on the playwright’s real-life extended family in Depression-era Brooklyn, the Jeromes are being played by a stellar cast including Laurie Metcalf as Kate and newcomer ...

Brighton Beach Memoirs Returns

Date
Oct 2, 2009
Where
Nederlander Theatre
Show
The Neil Simon Plays: Brighton Beach Memoirs | Buy Tickets

The Broadway revival of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs begins performances at the Nederlander Theatre, directed by David Cromer.

Set in 1937, Brighton Beach Memoirs focuses on wisecracking teenager Eugene (a character based on the playwright) who dreams about baseball and girls while his overworked father struggles to provide for the extended family.

The central role of Eugene will ...

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Book Tickets Now for Two Neil Simon Greats for $75 Each

Book Tickets Now for Two Neil Simon Greats for $75 Each

Tickets are now available for the Broadway revivals of Neil Simon's autobiographical comedies Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound, starring Roseanne and Desperate Housewives alum Laurie Metcalf. Brighton Beach Memoirs will begin previews at the Nederlander Theatre on October 2 and open on October 24. Broadway Bound will begin previews at the same theater on November 18 and open ...

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Laurie Metcalf Officially Set for Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound

Laurie Metcalf Officially Set for Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound

It's now official: Laurie Metcalf will star in the upcoming Broadway revivals of Neil Simon’s autobiographical plays Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound. According to The New York Times, Metcalf will play Kate Jerome, mother of the Jerome household. Brighton Beach starts rehearsals August 15 and will begin previews in September at a Nederlander Theatre to be announced ...

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