NEIL SIMON LP SIGNED AUTOGRAPH BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS 1986
THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED LP BY NEIL SIMON...
NEIL SIMON'S BRIGHTON BEACH MEMORIES(MCA 6193)MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK-ORIGINAL SCORE COMPOSED AND ARRANGED BY MICHAEL SMALL. RELEASED IN 1986-LP HAS CUT OUT NOTCH IN LOWER RIGHT CORNER. PHOTO COVER IS SIGNED BY NEIL SIMON. CONDITION OF THE VINYL,COVER, AND AUTOGRAPH IS VERY GOOD.
Brighton Beach Memoirs is a play by Neil Simon.
Set in Brooklyn, New York's Brighton Beach in 1937, the semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy is the first play in what is known as Simon's "Eugene Trilogy." The small cast consists of Eugene, his brother Stanley and their parents Kate and Jack, as well as Kate's sister Blanche, and her two daughters, Nora and Laurie. His protagonist is Eugene Morris Jerome, a Russian-Jewish teenager who experiences puberty, sexual awakening, and a search for identity as he tries to deal with his family, including his older brother Stanley, whom he idolizes and his cousin Nora whom he develops intimate feelings towards. Kate and Blanche also develop through the play, as Blanche finally decides to support herself following a fight with Kate.
After seven previews, the Broadway production, directed by Gene Saks, opened on March 27, 1983 at the Alvin Theatre (renamed after Simon three months later), where it ran for nearly two years before transferring to the 46th Street Theatre to complete its 1299-performance run. The opening night cast included Matthew Broderick, Elizabeth Franz, Peter Michael Goetz, Željko Ivanek, and Joyce Van Patten. Jon Cryer, Fisher Stevens, Robert Sean Leonard, and Jonathan Silverman successively played Eugene following Broderick's departure. Replacements in other roles included David Margulies, Anita Gillette, Dick Latessa, and Elizabeth Perkins.
Simon and Saks reteamed for the 1986 film version, which starred Silverman, Margulies, Blythe Danner, Judith Ivey, Bob Dishy, and Fyvush Finkel.