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Brighton Beach Memoirs: A Joke Is More Than A Joke
By By Christopher Moore, Broadway Magazine
The Jerome Family in 1930s Brighton Beach know how to laugh. Watching the new revival of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, one is immediately struck by the harmonious tone achieved on-stage by all the performers. Few would ever argue that Neil Simon wrote kitchen sink dramas, and yet this revival is so firmly rooted in reality that the comedy is actually strengthened by the dramatic tension. The result is a joyously rewarding evening on Broadway that confirms both the considerable comic gifts of Neil Simon (it is impossible not to laugh during this revival) and the considerable directorial skill of David Cromer (it is impossible not to care about [...] read more »
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Neil Simon comes home to Broadway with the new revival of his hit play Brighton Beach Memoirs.
Set in Brooklyn in 1937, the comedy focuses on Eugene Morris Jerome, a teenager who experiences sexual awakening, puberty, and a search for his identity. This semi-autobiographical play by Broadway icon Neil Simon will be performed in repertory with Broadway Bound, the second play in the Eugene Trilogy.
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