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  • Jason Alexander brings Neil Simon’s ‘Broadway Bound’ to L.A.

    August 6, 2014 | 10:59 am

    It has been nearly 30 years since actor/director Jason Alexander, perhaps best known for his role as George Costanza on the TV series “Seinfeld,” appeared in the original New York production of Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound,” the third play in a trilogy that included “Brighton Beach...

  • Calendar August 9-15

    By Laura Donney

    August 6, 2014 | 10:32 am

    SAT | AUG 9

    “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,”...

  • Neil Simon’s ‘Sunshine Boys’: Can he still make us laugh?

    By Tom Tugend

    September 6, 2013 | 2:31 pm

    Neil Simon is a close runner-up to William Shakespeare when counting the number of plays turned into movies. But can the works by the Jewish lad from the Bronx prove as durable as the prolific output of the Bard of Avon?

    Since, even with a lengthening lifespan, none of us is...

  • Deferred dream comes true for actress Nan Tepper

    By Tom Tugend

    August 7, 2008 | 1:09 am

    "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?" African American poet Langston Hughes asked.

    Not always. Take the case of Nan Tepper, who deferred her dream for half a century but, at 77, is now winning plaudits as the iron-willed grandmother in Neil...

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  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks July 26-August 1—Rothman, Pressman live

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    July 25, 2008 | 3:07 am

    SAT | JULY 26

    (LIVE MUSIC)

    First there was the mischievous musical duo of Miriam and Shoshana, who rocked YouTube and the Jewish community with their (un)orthodox rhymes. Now there's the real-life Jewish musicians Chana Rothman and Stephanie Pressman, who offer Jewish soul instead...

  • Love in the Afterlife

    By Tom Tugend

    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,...

  • Pigeons Fly Coop in New ‘Couple’

    By Tom Tugend

    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...

  • Party of Six

    By Tom Tugend

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Perhaps 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...

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