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Encyclopedia > Neil Simon
Neil Simon

Neil Simon (1966)
Born July 4, 1927 (1927-07-04) (age 80)
The Bronx, New York City
Nationality United States
Information
Period 1960s-present
Spouse Elaine Joyce (1999-present)
Diane Lander (1990-1998)
Marsha Mason (1973-1981)
Joan Baim (1953-1973)

Marvin Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is an American playwright and screenwriter. He is one of the most reliable hitmakers in Broadway history, as well as one of the most performed playwrights in the world. From the mid sixties to the mid Eighties, Simon's name became a synonym for popular and financial success. Though primarily a comic writer, some of his plays, particularly the Eugene Trilogy and The Sunshine Boys, reflect on the twentieth century Jewish-American experience. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2375x3000, 794 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Neil Simon ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bronx redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bronx redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... The Eugene Triology refers to three plays written by Neil Simon: the first being Brighton Beach Memoirs, the second is Biloxi Blues, and the third being Broadway Bound. ... The Sunshine Boys is a comic play by Neil Simon. ...

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Biography

After attending De Witt Clinton High School in the Bronx, Simon briefly attended New York University in 1946. Two years later, he quit his job as a mailroom clerk in the Warner Brothers offices in Manhattan to write radio and television scripts with his brother Danny Simon, including a tutelage under radio comedy legend Goodman Ace when Ace ran a short-lived writing workshop for CBS. Their revues for Camp Tamiment in Pennsylvania in the early 1950s caught the attention of Sid Caesar, who hired the duo for his popular TV comedy series Your Show of Shows. Simon later incorporated their experiences into his play Laughter on the 23rd Floor. His work won him two Emmy Award nominations and the appreciation of Phil Silvers, who hired him to write for his eponymous sitcom in 1959. New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... Warner Bros. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Danny Simon (December 18, 1918, New York City – July 26, 2005, Portland, Oregon) was an American television writer and comedy teacher. ... A word out of place will spoil the whole joke: Humourist Goodman Ace, from the inside jacket flap of his 1970 collection of scripts from his classic radio show, Ladies and Gentlemen-Easy Aces. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Sid Caesar (born September 8, 1922) is an Emmy-winning American comic actor and writer, best known as the leading man on the 1950s television series Your Show of Shows, and to younger generations as Coach Calhoun in Grease and Grease 2. ... Your Show of Shows was a live sketch comedy television series appearing weekly in the United States, from 1950 until June 5, 1954, featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. ... Poster for the original Broadway production Laughter on the 23rd Floor is a Broadway play by Neil Simon. ... An Emmy Award. ... Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985) was an American entertainer and comedy actor. ...


In 1961, Simon's first Broadway play, Come Blow Your Horn, opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it ran for 678 performances. Six weeks after its closing, his second production, the musical Little Me opened to mixed reviews. Although it failed to attract a large audience, it earned Simon his first Tony Award nomination. Overall, he has garnered seventeen Tony nominations and won three. He has also won a Pulitzer Prize in drama for Lost In Yonkers. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Come Blow Your Horn was Neil Simons first play, which premiered in the United States in 1961 and had a London production in 1962 at the Prince of Wales Theatre. ... The Brooks Atkinson Theater is a Broadway theatre. ... Little Me was the parody confessional self-indulgent autobiography of Belle Poitrine (French for Pretty Bosom, aka Gorgeous Tits), subtitled The Intimate Memoirs of the Great Star of Stage, Screen and Television, by Patrick Dennis, who had achieved a great success with Auntie Mame. ... The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American theatre and are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League [1] at an annual ceremony in New York City. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Image used on the Playbill for Lost in Yonkers Lost in Yonkers is a play by Neil Simon that opened on Broadway in 1991. ...


In 1966 Simon had four shows running on Broadway at the same time: Sweet Charity, Star Spangled Girl, The Odd Couple, and Barefoot in the Park. His portfolio includes the light comedies Barefoot in the Park and The Odd Couple, the darker, more autobiographical works, Chapter Two and the Eugene Trilogy made up of Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound, and his books for musical comedies, Sweet Charity and Promises, Promises. Barefoot in the Park is a 1963 Tony-nominated comedy play by Neil Simon, about a young couple and their odd neighbors in their small apartment building in Greenwich Village, New York. ... Walter Matthau and Art Carney in the 1965 Broadway production The Odd Couple was a hit 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, followed by a successful film and television series, as well as other derivative works and spinoffs, many featuring one or more of the same actors. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ... Chapter Two is a 1979 film which tells the story of a man whose first wifes death interferes with his starting a new relationship. ... The Eugene Triology refers to three plays written by Neil Simon: the first being Brighton Beach Memoirs, the second is Biloxi Blues, and the third being Broadway Bound. ... Brighton Beach Memoirs is a play by Neil Simon. ... Biloxi Blues, a play by Neil Simon, is the second in what is known as Simons Eugene Trilogy, the first being Brighton Beach Memoirs, and the third being Broadway Bound. ... Broadway Bound is a play by Neil Simon. ... Sweet Charity, based on Federico Fellinis screenplay for Nights of Cabiria, is a musical directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and book by Neil Simon. ... Promises, Promises is a musical, based on the film The Apartment by Billy Wilder. ...


He has also written screenplay for more than twenty films. These include adaptations of his own plays as well as original work, including The Out-of-Towners, Murder by Death and The Goodbye Girl. He has received four Best Screenplay Academy Award nominations. The Out-of-Towners is a 1970 feature film starring Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis. ... Murder by Death is a 1976 ensemble comedy movie, written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore. ... The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American comedy film. ...


Simon has been married five times, to dancer Joan Baim (1953-1973), actress Marsha Mason (1973-1981), twice to Diane Lander (1987-1988 and 1990-1998), and currently actress Elaine Joyce. He is the father of Nancy and Ellen, from his first marriage, and Bryn, Lander's daughter from a previous relationship whom he adopted. Marsha Mason with Richard Dreyfuss in The Goodbye Girl Marsha Mason (born April 3, 1942, St. ... Elaine Joyce (born December 19, 1945, Kansas City, Missouri) is an American actress. ...


Simon has been conferred with two honoris causa degrees; a Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University and a Doctor of Laws from Williams College.[1] He is the namesake of the legitimate Broadway theater the Neil Simon Theatre, formerly the Alvin Theatre, and an honorary member of the Walnut Street Theatre's board of trustees. A Doctor of Humane Letters (Latin: Litterarum humanae doctor; D.H.L.; or L.H.D.) is an honorary degree often conferred to those who have contributed to issues of peace and social justice. ... Hofstra University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational institution of higher learning located in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (USA) founded in 1935 on the basis of the estate of wealthy lumber magnate William S. Hofstra (1861-1932) and his (second) wife Kate Mason (1854-1933). ... Doctor of Laws (Latin: Legum Doctor, LL.D) is a doctorate-level academic degree in law. ... Williams College is a highly selective [1] private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ... The Neil Simon Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 250 West 52nd Street in midtown-Manhattan. ... The Walnut Street Theatre (or simply The Walnut) is the oldest continuously-operating theatre in the English speaking world, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 825 Walnut Street. ...


Awards

What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is awarded by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts annually since 1998. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was first awarded in 1918. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ... The American Comedy Awards were a group of awards presented annually since 1987 to honor performances and performers in the field of comedy. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Evening Standard Awards are presented annually for oustanding achievements in London Theatre. ...

Work

Plays

Come Blow Your Horn was Neil Simons first play, which premiered in the United States in 1961 and had a London production in 1962 at the Prince of Wales Theatre. ... Little Me was the parody confessional self-indulgent autobiography of Belle Poitrine (French for Pretty Bosom, aka Gorgeous Tits), subtitled The Intimate Memoirs of the Great Star of Stage, Screen and Television, by Patrick Dennis, who had achieved a great success with Auntie Mame. ... Barefoot in the Park is a 1963 Tony-nominated comedy play by Neil Simon, about a young couple and their odd neighbors in their small apartment building in Greenwich Village, New York. ... Walter Matthau and Art Carney in the 1965 Broadway production The Odd Couple was a hit 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, followed by a successful film and television series, as well as other derivative works and spinoffs, many featuring one or more of the same actors. ... Sweet Charity, based on Federico Fellinis screenplay for Nights of Cabiria, is a musical directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and book by Neil Simon. ... The Star-Spangled Girl is a comedic play written by Neil Simon. ... Based on the play by Neil Simon, Plaza Suite is a 1971 movie starring Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton, Barbara Harris, and Lee Grant. ... Promises, Promises is a musical, based on the film The Apartment by Billy Wilder. ... James Coco and Doris Roberts in the original Broadway production The Last of the Red Hot Lovers is a play by Neil Simon. ... Maureen Stapleton across the street from the Plymouth Theatre during the run of The Gingerbread Lady The Gingerbread Lady is a 1970 play by Neil Simon, written specifically for actress Maureen Stapleton, who won both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her performance. ... The Prisoner of Second Avenue is an American comedic (somewhat of a black comedy) play that ran on Broadway from November 1971 until September 1973. ... The Sunshine Boys is a comic play by Neil Simon. ... The Good Doctor is a comedy with music written by Neil Simon. ... Gods Favorite is a play by Neil Simon, loosely based on the Biblical Book of Job. ... California Suite is a play by Neil Simon about five couples, all set in one hotel suite in California. ... Original cast recording Theyre Playing Our Song was an original Broadway musical comedy with a book by Neil Simon, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. ... I Ought to Be in Pictures is a play by Neil Simon. ... A light-hearted romantic comedy set in Russia. ... Brighton Beach Memoirs is a play by Neil Simon. ... Biloxi Blues, a play by Neil Simon, is the second in what is known as Simons Eugene Trilogy, the first being Brighton Beach Memoirs, and the third being Broadway Bound. ... Walter Matthau and Art Carney in the 1965 Broadway production The Odd Couple was a hit 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, followed by a successful film and television series, as well as other derivative works and spinoffs, many featuring one or more of the same actors. ... Broadway Bound is a play by Neil Simon. ... Rumors is a farce by Neil Simon. ... Image used on the Playbill for Lost in Yonkers Lost in Yonkers is a play by Neil Simon that opened on Broadway in 1991. ... Jakes Women is a play by Neil Simon. ... Original cast recording The Goodbye Girl is a Broadway musical based on the film of the same name. ... Poster for the original Broadway production Laughter on the 23rd Floor is a Broadway play by Neil Simon. ... London Suite is a play by Neil Simon, later made into a 1996 film. ... Proposals is a play by Neil Simon that was first shown on Broadway in 1997. ... The Dinner Party is a one-act play, which tells the story of 6 unknowing guests who are invited to a dinner party with no clue as to its purpose. ... 45 Seconds from Broadway is a play by Neil Simon, his thirty-third. ...

Screenplays

Come Blow Your Horn was Neil Simons first play, which premiered in the United States in 1961 and had a London production in 1962 at the Prince of Wales Theatre. ... Bud Yorkin (born in Washington, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1926) is an American producer/director/writer/actor. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Lee J. Cobb Lee J. Cobb (December 8, 1911 – February 11, 1976) was an American actor. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Vittorio de Sica (July 7, 1901 – November 13, 1974) was an Italian neorealist director and actor. ... This article is about the British actor. ... Victor Mature (29 January 1913 – 4 August 1999), an American film actor, was born in Louisville, Kentucky to a Tyrolean father, Marcellus George Mature, a cutler, and a Swiss-American mother, Clara Mature. ... Barefoot in the Park is a 1967 film based on the 1963 Tony-nominated comedy play by Neil Simon, about a young couple and their odd neighbors in their small apartment building in Greenwich Village, New York. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Robert Redford (born August 18, 1936)[1] is an Academy Award-winning American motion picture director, actor, producer, businessman, model, environmentalist and philanthropist. ... Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ... The Odd Couple is a 1968 film written by Neil Simon, based on his play of the same name, and directed by Gene Saks. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning American comedy actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with fellow Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. ... Sweet Charity is a 1969 musical movie directed by Bob Fosse, written by Neil Simon, and starring Shirley MacLaine. ... Bob Fosse, early promotional image Bob Fosse (June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was a musical theater choreographer and director. ... Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actress, well-known not only for her acting, but for her devotion to her belief in reincarnation and aliens. ... The Dancers Life poster Chita Rivera (born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero on January 23, 1933 in Washington, D.C.) is a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical actress dancer, and singer best known for her musical theater roles. ... Sammy Davis, Jr. ... The Out-of Towners is a 1970 comedy starring Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis. ... Arthur Hiller, O.C. (born November 22, 1923 in Edmonton, Alberta) is an Oscar-nominated Canadian film director. ... Based on the play by Neil Simon, Plaza Suite is a 1971 movie starring Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton, Barbara Harris, and Lee Grant. ... James Coco and Doris Roberts in the original Broadway production The Last of the Red Hot Lovers is a play by Neil Simon. ... Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... For other uses see The Heartbreak Kid The Heartbreak Kid is a 1972 American film directed by Elaine May, written by Neil Simon, and starring Charles Grodin, Jeannie Berlin, and Cybill Shepherd. ... Elaine May (b. ... Cybill Shepherd Cybill Lynne Shepherd (born February 18, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American actress. ... Grodin on The Charles Grodin Show Charles Grodin (born April 21, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American actor and former cable talk show host. ... The Prisoner of Second Avenue is an American comedic (somewhat of a black comedy) play that ran on Broadway from November 1971 until September 1973. ... Melvin Frank (born 13 August 1913 in Chicago, Illinois – died 13 October 1988 in Los Angeles, California) was an American screenwriter, film producer and film director. ... Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an iconic Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... The Sunshine Boys is a comic play by Neil Simon. ... Herbert David Ross (May 13, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York - October 9, 2001 in New York City), also known as Herb Ross, was a prolific film director, producer, choreographer and actor from the 1950s to the 1990s. ... George Burns[1], born Nathan Birnbaum (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), was an American comedian and actor. ... Murder by Death is a 1976 ensemble comedy movie, written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore. ... Robert Moore (August 7, 1927 - May 10, 1984) was an American stage, film and TV director, born in Detroit, Michigan. ... Truman Capote (pronounced ; 30 September 1924 – 25 August 1984) was an American writer whose stories, novels, plays, and non-fiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffanys (1958) and In Cold Blood (1965), which he labeled a non-fiction novel. ... Peter Michael Falk (born September 16, 1927) is an American actor. ... Sir Alec Guinness CH, CBE (2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an Academy Award and Tony Award-winning English actor. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article is about the British actor. ... The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American comedy film. ... Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Marsha Mason with Richard Dreyfuss in The Goodbye Girl Marsha Mason (born April 3, 1942, St. ... The Cheap Detective is a 1978 spoof comedy movie, written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore as a follow-up to their successful Murder By Death. ... Louise Fletcher as Winn Adami on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Louise Fletcher (born July 22, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Stockard Channing press kit photo Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard on February 13, 1944) is an American actress. ... Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an Academy Award-nominated Jewish American actress of movie, television, and theater distinguished by an unusual gift for comedy. ... John Houseman (September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born actor and film producer. ... Nicol Williamson as Merlin in Excalibur Nicol Williamson (b. ... Eileen Brennan (born September 3, 1938 in Los Angeles, California) is an American character actress of films, television, and theatre. ... This article is about the film. ... Alan Alda (born January 28, 1936) is a five-time Emmy Award-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, DBE (born 28 December 1934), better known as Dame Maggie Smith, is a two-time Academy Award, and Emmy-winning English film, stage, and television actress. ... This article is about the English actor. ... Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. ... Bill Cosby (born William Henry Cosby, Jr. ... promotional poster for Seems Like Old Times Seems Like Old Times is a 1980 comedy film starring Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn and directed by Jay Sandrich. ... Jay Henry Sandrich (born 24 February 1932) is an American television director. ... Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... For other uses, see Chevy Chase (disambiguation). ... I Ought to Be in Pictures is a play by Neil Simon. ... Johannes Heesters (born December 5, 1903) is a Dutch actor, singer, and entertainer who can look back on an 85-year career, almost exclusively in the German-speaking world. ... Max Dugan Returns is a 1983 comedy-drama film starring Jason Robards, Marsha Mason, Donald Sutherland and Matthew Broderick. ... Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is a Tony Award-winning American film and stage actor who is best known for his roles as the title character in Ferris Buellers Day Off and the adult Simba in Disneys The Lion King. ... Marsha Mason with Richard Dreyfuss in The Goodbye Girl Marsha Mason (born April 3, 1942, St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning British actor, well known for his lead role of Jack Bauer on the television series 24. ... For other persons named Donald Sutherland, see Donald Sutherland (disambiguation). ... The Lonely Guy is a 1984 Steve Martin romantic comedy sexual film, written by Neil Simon and directed by Arthur Hiller. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... Hal Ashby (September 2, 1929 - December 27, 1988) was an American film director and Academy Award winner. ... Michael OKeefe (born April 24, 1955) is an American film and television actor. ... Rebecca de Mornay (born August 29, 1959) is an American film and television actress. ... Biloxi Blues, a play by Neil Simon, is the second in what is known as Simons Eugene Trilogy, the first being Brighton Beach Memoirs, and the third being Broadway Bound. ... Mike Nichols (born Michael Igor Peschkowsky) is an Academy Award winning movie director of films such as The Graduate and Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. He was born on November 6, 1931 in Berlin, to a Jewish Russian family. ... Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kimila Ann Basinger (born December 8, 1953) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... Alexander Rae Alec Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an Emmy- and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe Award-winning, American actor. ... Image used on the Playbill for Lost in Yonkers Lost in Yonkers is a play by Neil Simon that opened on Broadway in 1991. ... Martha Coolidge (born August 17, 1946) is a U.S. film director. ... The Sunshine Boys is a comic play by Neil Simon. ... John Erman (born August 3, 1935) is a two-time Emmy Award-winning American television and film director and producer. ... Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian and playwright. ... The Odd Couple II is the 1998 sequel to the 1968s The Odd Couple. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American comedy film. ... Patricia Helen Heaton (born March 4, 1958 in Bay Village, Ohio) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress best known for playing lead character and Ray Barones wife Debra Barone on the CBS television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. ... For other persons of this name, see Jeff Daniels (disambiguation). ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ...

External links

Come Blow Your Horn was Neil Simons first play, which premiered in the United States in 1961 and had a London production in 1962 at the Prince of Wales Theatre. ... Barefoot in the Park is a 1963 Tony-nominated comedy play by Neil Simon, about a young couple and their odd neighbors in their small apartment building in Greenwich Village, New York. ... Walter Matthau and Art Carney in the 1965 Broadway production The Odd Couple was a hit 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, followed by a successful film and television series, as well as other derivative works and spinoffs, many featuring one or more of the same actors. ... The Star-Spangled Girl is a comedic play written by Neil Simon. ... Based on the play by Neil Simon, Plaza Suite is a 1971 movie starring Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton, Barbara Harris, and Lee Grant. ... James Coco and Doris Roberts in the original Broadway production The Last of the Red Hot Lovers is a play by Neil Simon. ... Maureen Stapleton across the street from the Plymouth Theatre during the run of The Gingerbread Lady The Gingerbread Lady is a 1970 play by Neil Simon, written specifically for actress Maureen Stapleton, who won both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her performance. ... The Prisoner of Second Avenue is an American comedic (somewhat of a black comedy) play that ran on Broadway from November 1971 until September 1973. ... The Sunshine Boys is a comic play by Neil Simon. ... The Good Doctor is a comedy with music written by Neil Simon. ... Gods Favorite is a play by Neil Simon, loosely based on the Biblical Book of Job. ... California Suite is a play by Neil Simon about five couples, all set in one hotel suite in California. ... I Ought to Be in Pictures is a play by Neil Simon. ... A light-hearted romantic comedy set in Russia. ... Walter Matthau and Art Carney in the 1965 Broadway production The Odd Couple was a hit 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, followed by a successful film and television series, as well as other derivative works and spinoffs, many featuring one or more of the same actors. ... Brighton Beach Memoirs is a play by Neil Simon. ... Biloxi Blues, a play by Neil Simon, is the second in what is known as Simons Eugene Trilogy, the first being Brighton Beach Memoirs, and the third being Broadway Bound. ... Broadway Bound is a play by Neil Simon. ... Rumors is a farce by Neil Simon. ... Image used on the Playbill for Lost in Yonkers Lost in Yonkers is a play by Neil Simon that opened on Broadway in 1991. ... Jakes Women is a play by Neil Simon. ... London Suite is a play by Neil Simon, later made into a 1996 film. ... Proposals is a play by Neil Simon that was first shown on Broadway in 1997. ... The Dinner Party is a one-act play, which tells the story of 6 unknowing guests who are invited to a dinner party with no clue as to its purpose. ... 45 Seconds from Broadway is a play by Neil Simon, his thirty-third. ... The Black Crook (1866), considered by some historians to be the first musical[1] Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... Sweet Charity, based on Federico Fellinis screenplay for Nights of Cabiria, is a musical directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and book by Neil Simon. ... Promises, Promises is a musical, based on the film The Apartment by Billy Wilder. ... Original cast recording Theyre Playing Our Song was an original Broadway musical comedy with a book by Neil Simon, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. ... Original cast recording The Goodbye Girl is a Broadway musical based on the film of the same name. ...

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