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Tag: Neil Simon
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“THE GOOD DOCTOR”
Neil Simon’s play is a treat for anyone who likes comedy, music and Anton Chekhov. As a writer suffering from creative blockage, our nameless protagonist narrates several of his stories to his audience. With titles that include “The Sneeze,”...
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February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Neil Simon has always laced his plays with aspects of his own life and, at age 75, he takes on mortality -- specifically the mortality of a creative writer -- in "Rose and Walsh."
In the world premiere of his 33rd play, now at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, Simon examines death,...
July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Somehow, during a misspent youth, I failed to catch Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" as a 1963 stage play, the subsequent movie with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, or the TV series with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.
Thus I could accept the present Geffen Playhouse production of...
October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pmPerhaps no professional marriage counselor has a surer grip than Neil Simon on the unending nuances and permutations of the marital state.
Both from personal experience -- he recently introduced what I believe is his fourth wife at the Skirball Cultural Center -- and through some 30...