Broadway Bound

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Tue Jun 18, 12:00am

It's 1949, the war is over, and America is beginning a new chapter. Eugene Jerome and his brother Stan are being given a chance to audition as comedy writers for CBS in the emerging medium of television. If they succeed, they'll move out of the family home in Brighton Beach and into the Big City. Eugene, however, is distracted. He's fallen in love and thinks his new girl is The One. Stan has episodes of writer's block. Meanwhile, all is not well within the family: father Jack is often “working late” and mother Kate suspects the worst. Grandpa Ben no longer lives with his wife and resists his wealthy daughter Blanche's attempts to move him to Florida. Will Eugene find bliss with the love of his life? Will he and Stan achieve fame and fortune? written by Neil Simon. Directed by Howard Teichman.

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Reviews

Shari Barrett
"But then all families have their quirky tales to tell, and Neil Simon certainly lets us see inside much of his own life BWW Review: BROADWAY BOUND Shares Truthful Tales from the Simon Brothers Early Break Into Show Businesswhen attempting to break into show business with his older brother Danny, who went on to write for television shows including Your Show of Shows, The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Phil Silvers Show, Make Room for Daddy, My Three Sons, The Carol Burnett Show, Kraft Music Hall, Diff'rent Strokes, and The Facts of Life, while Neil went on to write more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly adaptations of his plays. And those will keep garnering accolades every time an audience sits down to enjoy them in a darkened theater."

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal
"Howard Teichman, Artistic Director of the West Coast Jewish Theatre, directs one of the finest productions of this play that I have ever seen. Each actor seems born for his or her role."

sweet - Carol Segal - ...read full review


"The West Coast Jewish Theatre produced this highly impressive and hysterical show. Reiter does the most excellent job portraying a nebbish, worrisome writer who is so filled with doubt about making it as a writer. His octane energy and thoughtfulness makes him more likable. With his brother who got his back, Jerome/Simon become memorable. Marvin Neil Simon passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018."

sweet - Mary E Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


"Director Howard Teichman does an impeccable job in taking the audience down ‘memory lane,' in a polished production, replete with authentic period costumes (Shon Le Blanc); and detailed set design (Kurtis Bedford )."

sweet - Bonnie Priever - ...read full review


Shari Barrett
"But then all families have their quirky tales to tell, and Neil Simon certainly lets us see inside much of his own life BWW Review: BROADWAY BOUND Shares Truthful Tales from the Simon Brothers Early Break Into Show Businesswhen attempting to break into show business with his older brother Danny, who went on to write for television shows including Your Show of Shows, The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Phil Silvers Show, Make Room for Daddy, My Three Sons, The Carol Burnett Show, Kraft Music Hall, Diff'rent Strokes, and The Facts of Life, while Neil went on to write more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly adaptations of his plays. And those will keep garnering accolades every time an audience sits down to enjoy them in a darkened theater."

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal
"Howard Teichman, Artistic Director of the West Coast Jewish Theatre, directs one of the finest productions of this play that I have ever seen. Each actor seems born for his or her role."

sweet - Carol Segal - ...read full review


"The West Coast Jewish Theatre produced this highly impressive and hysterical show. Reiter does the most excellent job portraying a nebbish, worrisome writer who is so filled with doubt about making it as a writer. His octane energy and thoughtfulness makes him more likable. With his brother who got his back, Jerome/Simon become memorable. Marvin Neil Simon passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018."

sweet - Mary E Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


"Director Howard Teichman does an impeccable job in taking the audience down ‘memory lane,' in a polished production, replete with authentic period costumes (Shon Le Blanc); and detailed set design (Kurtis Bedford )."

sweet - Bonnie Priever - ...read full review