Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lost in Yonkers Opening Night this Sunday at Theatre J

I’m so pshyched to see Lost in Yonkers on Opening Night this Sunday at Theatre J. The show runs October 21 through November 29, 2009 and is directed by Jerry Whiddon.

Lost in Yonkers is a 1991 play by Neil Simon. The show won four Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize and tells the story of two brothers who are left to fend for themselves in a dysfunctional household with their formidable immigrant grandmother, sweet but simple-minded aunt and a hoodlum of an uncle. This classic American tale is simultaneously comic and poignant. Tickets are $27.50 to $55 HERE.

Did you know that the original production of Lost in Yonkers...

  • Opened on February 21, 1991 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre and ran for 780 performances
  • Was directed by Gene Saks and featured Irene Worth as Grandma, Mercedes Ruehl as Bella, Kevin Spacey as Louie, Lauren Klein as Gert, Danny Gerard as Arty, Jamie Marsh as Jay, and Mark Blum as Eddie
  • Won the 1991 Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Performance by an Actress (Mercedes Ruehl)
  • Neil Simon has been showered with more Tony and Academy Award nominations than any other writer, is the only writer to have 4 shows running simultaneously on Broadway, received the Pulitzer Prize for Lost in Yonkers?

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