Neil Simon

The Rep announces full 2022-23 season, with plays by Lynn Nottage, Neil Simon, Frank Loesser

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced its upcoming season this morning, to feature Neil Simon’s 1993 comedy “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” starring Arkansas actor Judge Reinhold; a reimagining of Frank Loesser’s 1950 musical blockbuster “Guys & Dolls;” a black box production of Duncan McMillan’s 2013 play “Every Brilliant Thing,” the movie-famous musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” a 2021 dark comedy about a sandwich shop from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and “Flex,” a digital production from up-and-coming Arkansas playwright Candrice Jones. The full lineup and details:
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Library of Congress Acquires the Papers of Neil Simon, Broadway’s Most Successful Playwright

For several decades there wasn’t a Broadway without a Neil Simon play, or two, lighting up the Great White Way. Now the Library of Congress as acquired the late playwright’s papers. It’s a huge effort, and one that can only be applauded. Even though some feel “Plaza Suite,” currently on the boards, is a little creaky, the bulk of his work is hilarious and thoughtful and important. My personal favorite Simon work is his screenplay for “The Heartbreak Kid,” from the early 70s.
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Playwright Neil Simon's papers are donated to Library of Congress

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of notebooks, scripts, speeches, drafts of letters, artwork and even signed baseballs owned by the late playwright Neil Simon have been donated to the Library of Congress. The collection offers offering historians and researchers access to the creative process of American theater's most successful and prolific playwright.

Neil Simon papers donated to Library of Congress; here are 5 of his classic movies to stream

Neil Simon’s greatest works are opening in Washington, D.C. The manuscripts and personal papers of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter have been donated to the Library of Congress, the archive said in a statement Monday. The official announcement will come at 4 p.m. Pacific when actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, along with Simon’s widow Elaine Joyce Simon, host a livestream on YouTube.

Library of Congress Acquires Papers of Award-Winning Playwright Neil Simon

The Library of Congress has acquired the manuscripts and papers of playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon, the most commercially successful American playwright of the 20th century. The donation will be announced at a special event with actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, and Elaine Joyce Simon, actor and Simon’s...

Wichita Community Theatre Presents "Jake's Women" by Neil Simon

Wichita Community Theatre continues its 76th season with "Jake's Women" by Neil Simon. This dramatic comedy by one of America's favorite playwrights runs April 21–May 1 at 258 N. Fountain. Jake, a famous novelist more at home in stories than in reality, faces a marital crisis by make-believing scenarios...

ARTfactory’s Rooftop Productions Presents The Odd Couple Written by Neil Simon

ARTfactory’s Rooftop Productions presents The Odd Couple written by Neil Simon. Performances are April 22, 23, 29, and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and April 24 and May 1 at 3:00 p.m. Directed by Ted Ballard, the Tony Award winning play centers around mismatched roommates, the uptight Felix Unger (Matt Einhorn), a neurotic neat freak and his slovenly friend Oscar Madison (Jaron Foster). Felix arrives at the weekly poker party depressed and out of sorts after being thrown out by his wife. Fearing Felix will try something desperate, Oscar, himself in the process of being divorced by his wife, invites Felix to move in with him. It isn’t long before this unlikely pair are at each other’s throats: Felix frustrated by Oscar’s messiness and insanity for Oscar by Felix’s obsession with cleanliness.

Neil Simon comedy reminds us how fun in-person theater can be

A Jew who escaped the Third Reich gets to New York. What should he do there? What else? Write comedy!. That man, Val, is portrayed with aplomb and a zesty Yiddish accent by Aaron Mermelstein in the New Jewish Theatre’s production of “Laughter on the 23rdFloor” — and he’s central to Neil Simon’s sweet-hearted stage memoir of his time as a writer for “Your Show of Shows.” Val would make an excellent character to build a whole play around.

The Acting Company to present a Neil Simon comedy starting next week

The Acting Company will present “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” on the main stage at The Acting Company Theater in Yuba City March 18 through April 10. Directed by Chris Collier and written by Neil Simon, the comedy follows middle-aged, married, overworked and overweight Barney Cashman, who wants to join the sexual revolution, and the ensuing hijinx that follow.

Rumor has it SVCT presents 'Rumors' by Neil Simon

SIERRA VISTA — Rumor has it the Sierra Vista Community Theatre is getting its farce on with a production of Neil Simon’s “Rumors” opening March 4 at 7 p.m. The play, set in the 1980s, circles the 10-year wedding anniversary party of the deputy mayor of New York and his wife that goes south all too soon with a gunshot, the instigator and cause unbeknownst to the guests or audience.

ACT Theatre Company presents FOOLS, a comedy by Neil Simon

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The ACT Theatre Company presents, “FOOLS” a comedy play by Neil Simon. The play is based on the original Broadway comedy FOOLS that first premiered in 1981. Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He’s landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives, he finds people sweeping dust from the […]

Take Two Drama Club to present ‘Fools’ by Neil Simon

The Take Two Drama Club of Sussex Central High School will present the Neil Simon comedy “Fools” by special permission of Samuel French, on Friday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 12, at 2 and 7 p.m. The show will take place at the Centre for Visual & Performing Arts at Sussex Central High School, 26026 Patriots Way in Georgetown.