Tampa, FL – (September 12, 2022) Opening this weekend September 15th – 18th, J Stage Theatre at the JCC on the Cohn Campus will present Broadway Bound by Neil Simon. The two-act dramatic comedy centers on two brothers, good-humored, lovable Eugene and business-like Stanley, as they struggle to break into comedy writing, while their parents’ relationship falls apart. Broadway Bound is the third play in Simon’s Eugene Trilogy following Brighton Beach Memoirs in 1982 and Biloxi Blues in 1984. The character Eugene, Simon’s alter ego, appears in each of the three plays. A prolific and successful American playwright and screenwriter, Simon has received many prestigious awards, including three Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Golden Globe, and the Kennedy Center Honors. In 1987, Broadway Bound was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play, as well as a Drama Desk Award for Best Play.
Broadway Bound will be performed at the J Stage Theatre at the JCC on the Cohn Campus in Citrus Park which is an intimate fifty seat black-box Theatre. Dates and times are as follows; Thurs. evening at 7:00 pm., Sat. evening at 8:00 pm and Sunday matinee at 1:00 pm and evening at 6:00 pm. This production is professionally directed by Vivid Theatre Productions and showcases a stellar cast including, Courtney Elvira (Blanch Morton), Dave Friedman (Jack Jerome), Larry Corwin (Ben Epstein), Michael Cote (Stanley Jerome), Ryan Fisher (Eugene Jerome) and Samantha Parisi (Kate Jerome).
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.jewishtampa.com/ACminifest