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Neil Simon continues the semiautobiographical trilogy begun with Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues. Broadway Bound begins with the efforts of Eugene Jerome and his older brother to launch a career as a comedy writing team....

Title : Broadway Bound
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ISBN : 9780452267183
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 118 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Broadway Bound Reviews

  • Steven
    2018-10-15 14:43

    Still funny but more emotionally powerful than its predecessors.

  • Lauren
    2018-09-26 10:56

    Neil Simon was one of the first playwrights I loved, although it’s been years since I’ve read one of his plays.While adult me enjoyed Broadway Bound, it didn’t grab me the way I remember his plays affected me as a teenager. Maybe it’s this particular play and the sole female character. Maybe it’s that I’m older and my tastes have changed.I also think the world’s changed since I first encountered his plays. For all I want more comedy – for all I am sick of the creative celebration of violence and cynicism – I think the innocence that allowed me to enjoy Simon’s tales of a bygone era of America – an era that, for all its problems, was fundamentally optimistic about the future – is gone, and I don’t relate to his characters as I once did.Or, as I already said, it’s just this particular play and its story of two brothers trying to make it as a comedy duo while their mom sacrifices and their Dad is a jerk. Recommended.

  • Lauren Hancock
    2018-10-14 09:55

    This is he third in Simon's semi-autobiographical "Eugene" trilogy (following Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues) and it might have been my favorite of the three. It was hilarious. My favorite part was the humorless socialist grandpa with impeccable comedic timing. Next up in my Neil Simon binge: California Suite.

  • Paul LaFontaine
    2018-09-28 10:46

    Eugene and his brother try to break into show business as writers as their parents marriage falls apart. Funny play, fast paced and enjoyable. All the members of the family are funny, making for a good experience. Recommend

  • R.K. Cowles
    2018-10-03 08:48

    3 1/2 stars

  • Kim Parker
    2018-10-03 10:58

    My favorite Neil Simon play I’ve read so far.

  • Pinky
    2018-09-20 12:57

    This is the last play in the Eugene Trilogy and it did not disappoint. What I like best about Neil Simon is the way his characters make me feel. Happy, sad, proud, anxious, heartbroken. This final play has Eugene and Stanley grown and establishing their comedy careers while the parents and grandparents are going through continuing relationship challenges.

  • Boni
    2018-10-20 10:54

    This last play in the Eugene trilogy of Neil Simon is as magnificent as the first two plays in this series. This time Eugene and his brother Stanley are trying to be comedic writers in a radio station. This semi-autobiographic play is a paean to the glory times in New York after the war. It is nostalgic, warm, and funny.

  • Andrew
    2018-09-20 08:58

    A very good play. A very good end to the Eugene Trilogy.

  • Nancy
    2018-09-19 09:07

    Few people do modern drama and comedy better than Neil Simon does. I enjoyed listening to the plays included in these productions!

  • Eric Weisheit
    2018-10-17 15:50

    Very good

  • Karlton
    2018-10-05 14:00

    The weakest of the "Brighton Beach" trilogy - still, it's got heart and a few good lines.

  • Bobby Sullivan
    2018-10-16 16:02

    I think this might be my favorite of the Eugene Trilogy plays.

  • Dave Cotton
    2018-10-09 09:51

    Interesting for its autobiographical elements, but not as much fun as Brighton Beach Memoirs.

  • Dena
    2018-10-16 15:01

    3.5 stars.

  • Brian
    2018-09-20 08:08

    Is this play really as boring as it seemed? Am I missing something?

  • Cindy
    2018-10-02 15:09

    Although Neil Simon is my favorite contemporary playwright, I found this play just okay. I liked the characters, but the plot and humor disappointed me. Maybe I'm spoiled by his other plays.

  • Jim Cook jr
    2018-09-26 07:55

    The best of the trilogy. This and Biloxi both had a huge impact on my life.