It’s cold outside, but the warmth generated by a Neil Simon comedy is guaranteed to give you a good reason to venture out into the cold. This week, the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts opens part three of Neil Simon’s acclaimed autobiographical trilogy, Broadway Bound, and it’s a not-to-be-missed production.
The show picks up the story of Eugene and Stanley, last seen in the Covedale’s hit production of Brighton Beach Memoirs two seasons ago. The brothers are trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers; meanwhile, their parents are not trying very hard to get along with each other, eventually leading to a divorce. When Eugene and Stanley get their big break on a radio broadcast, the family is upset to hear the story of their trials and tribulations played for laughs.
The cast of Broadway Bound includes David Levy (Jack), Tracy M. Schoster (Kate), Tara Williams (Blanche), Bill Hartnett (Ben), Jason Endicott (Stan), and Matthew Wilson (Eugene). The show is directed by Dennis Murphy, and Laura Weil is the production’s stage manager.
“The Covedale” has become a destination for theatre patrons from all over the tristate area, with one of the largest subscription bases in town. In the last decade, more than a quarter-million people have seen a show at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts. If you have been to productions at the Covedale, you know why so many people return to see show after show. And if you haven’t seen a performance there yet, Broadway Bound is a great place to start.
Broadway Bound opens Thursday, January 24 and runs through Sunday, February 17, 2013, at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Avenue, Price Hill. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Audio Descriptive Services will be available at the 8:00 p.m. performance on Saturday, January 26.
Tickets are $23 for Adults, $20 for seniors and students. Call the box office at 513.241.6550 or purchase tickets online (ticket fees apply to internet sales). For more information about the show and the theatre, visit the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts website.