THE Neil Simon PLAYS will close today, Sunday, November 1st at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).
Brighton Beach Memoirs, the first of THE Neil Simon PLAYS, opened on October 25 and is currently in performance. Broadway Bound was scheduled to begin performances on November 18 with an opening on December 10. The productions are directed by David Cromer.
Brighton Beach Memoirs will have played 9 performances and 25 previews.
"A lot of nice people on stage and off will be out of work and a lot of good partners and investors will have lost a great deal of money," commented producers Emanuel Azenberg and Ira Pittelman. "They all deserve better. It makes us sad."
Brighton Beach Memoirs stars Laurie Metcalf (Kate Jerome) and Dennis Boutsikaris (Jack Jerome) with Santino Fontana (Stanley Jerome), Jessica Hecht (Blanche), Gracie Bea Lawrence (Laurie), Noah Robbins (Eugene Jerome) and Alexandra Socha (Nora).
Broadway Bound stars Laurie Metcalf (Kate Jerome) and Dennis Boutsikaris (Jack Jerome) with Santino Fontana (Stanley Jerome), Jessica Hecht (Blanche), Josh Grisetti (Eugene Jerome) and Allan Miller (Ben).
Scenic design is by John Lee Beatty, costume design is by Jane Greenwood, lighting design is by Brian MacDevitt and sound design is by Josh Schmidt and Fitz Patton. Hair and wig design is by Tom Watson.
THE Neil Simon PLAYS are produced by Ira Pittelman, Max Cooper, Jeffrey Sine, Scott Delman, Ruth Hendel, Roy Furman, Ben Sprecher/Wendy Federman, Scott Landis and Emanuel Azenberg.
Tickets are available at www.TicketMaster.com at 212-307-4100 or at the Nederlander Theatre box office (208 West 41st Street)
Meet the press photos of the cast by Peter James Zielinski
Curtain Call and Opening Night photos by Walter McBride/Retna ltd.
Neil Simon's 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' at the Nederlander Theatre
David Cromer, Laurie Metcalf, Neil Simon, and Dennis Boutsikaris
Josh Grisetti, Laurie Metcalf, Neil Simon, Noah Robbins and Santino Fontana
Alexandra Socha, Jessica Hecht, Noah Robbins, David Cromer, Laurie Metcalf, Neil Simon, Dennis Boutsikaris, Josh Grisetti, Santino Fontana, Allan Miller, and Gracie Bea Lawrence
Laurie Metcalf and Noah Robbins
Gracie Bea Lawrence, Jessica Hecht, Laurie Metcalf, Noah Robbins and Dennis Boutsikaris
Gracie Bea Lawrence, Jessica Hecht, Laurie Metcalf, Noah Robbins and Dennis Boustikaris
Noah Robbins, Santino Fontana and Laurie Metcalf
Dennis Boutsikaris, David Cromer, Gracie Bea Lawrence, Jessica Hecht, Alexandra Socha, Noah Robbins, Santino Fontana and Laurie Metcalf