March 15 - April 28, 2019
Written by Neil Simon
Part of Richmond's Acts of Faith Festival
Single Tickets start at $44*
*Ticket prices subject to change.
"Heartwarming story that tackles real-life issues"
"Grounded in warmth and humor...An affecting family drama"
The third installment of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, Broadway Bound follows the blockbuster success of Virginia Rep’s 2016 production of Brighton Beach Memoirs. The play finds Eugene, and his older brother Stanley, trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the Jerome family is pushed to the brink as a thinly-veiled comedic portrait of themselves is broadcast across their community.
Acts of Faith Festival
How we act toward those we love serves as the theme for the Richmond theater community’s 15th annual Acts of Faith Festival
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Dedication: Andy Boothby
With great affection and respect, we dedicate this production to the memory of actor, bartender, arts administrator, and irreplaceable friend Andy Boothby. Broadway Bound is the last chapter in Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical Eugene trilogy, following Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues. In our 2016 Tavern production of Brighton Beach, Andy played the father Jack, and was set to reprise that role in this production, prior to his unexpected death last November. To say that Andy was a fixture in the Virginia Rep family is a colossal understatement. With exceptional talent, undying loyalty, and a dry, unique personality bursting at the seams, Andy performed in countless productions at pretty much every theatre in town, worked in the Virginia Rep offices for decades, and helped to forge and distinguish the very character of RVA theatre. Hundreds of friends and fans gathered for his memorial service at our historic downtown home, and proceeded onto Broad Street for the traditional dimming of the lights. Andy’s light will never dim. We miss him tremendously.