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The Neil Simon collection

by Simon, Neil.

Format: Book on CD 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD 812.54 Sim
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
Call Number  CD 812.54 Sim
 
 
Summary
Ten essential plays by Neil Simon, one of the world's most celebrated, translated, and widely performed playwrights. Barefoot in the Park Newlyweds move into a new apartment with no furniture, the wrong paint, leaking skylight and wacky neighbors! A classic comedy! Performed by: Norman Aronovic, Laura Linney, J. Fred Shiffman, Judy Simmons and Eric Stoltz. The Odd Couple Two legendarily mismatched roommates bring down the house in this classic comedy by America's most successful playwright. Performed by: Dan Castellaneta, Stanley DeSantis, Steven Hack, Jamie Hanes, Nathan Lane, David Paymer, Linda Purl and Yeardley Smith Plaza Suite Neil Simon's hilarious comedy follows three brief encounters in the same suite at the famed Plaza Hotel in New York City. Performed by: Edward Asner, Michelle Costa, Richard Dreyfuss, Hector Elizondo, Amy Irving, Marsha Mason, Alfred Molina, Kerry Shale, Joe Spano and JoBeth Williams. The Prisoner of Second Avenue Fast-moving dialog with nonstop Simon quips and jokes performed extremely well by two fine actors: who could ask for more? Performed by: Annie Abbott, Lorin Dreyfuss, Richard Dreyfuss, Betty Garrett, Sharon Madden and Marsha Mason. California Suite A four part comedy confection as only Neil Simon can write it! Four couples separately inhabit the same Beverly Hills hotel suite, bringing along their problems, anxieties, and comical marital dilemmas. Performed by: Dennis Boutsikaris, Bruce Davison, Marsha Mason and Amy Pietz. Chapter Two Comedy and pathos mingle brilliantly in Neil Simon's portrait of a widowed novelist who fears he'll never love again. Performed by: David Dukes, Sharon Gless, Gates McFadden and Grant Shaud. Brighton Beach Memoirs In Neil Simon's first installment of his darkly funny semiautobiographical Eugene Trilogy, we meet his family in 1930's Brooklyn. Performed by: Max Casella, Peter Michael Goetz, Valerie Harper, Alexana Lambros, Anna Sophie Loewenberg, Jonathan Silverman and Joyce Van Patten. Biloxi Blues The second hilarious installment of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy follows a naïve Eugene Jerome through boot camp. Performed by: Justine Bateman, Rob Benedict, Joshua Biton, John Cabrera, Matthew Patrick Davis, Steve Rankin, Josh Radnor, Russell Soder and Darby Stanchfield Broadway Bound In the final installment of Neil Simon's trilogy, Eugene and his brother Stanley pair up to break into the world of comedy writing. Performed by: Caroline Aaron, Dan Castellaneta, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, James Gleason, Alan Mandell, Jonathan Silverman, JoBeth Williams and Scott Wolf. Lost in Yonkers Set in Yonkers, New York in 1942, two boys, aged 13 and 16, must spend one year with their austere and demanding grandmother. Performed by: Barbara Bain, Gia Carides, Dan Castellaneta, Ben Diskin, Arye Gross, Roxanne Hart and Kenneth Schmidt.
Contents
Barefoot in the park
Plaza suite
California suite
Brighton Beach memoirs
Broadway bound
The odd couple
The prisoner of Second Avenue
Chapter two
Biloxi blues
Lost in Yonkers.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Simon fans are in for a treat in this collection of the superbly produced full-cast performances of 10 of his beloved plays including Barefoot in the Park, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Lost in Yonkers, Biloxi Blues, and California Suite. Especially memorable are Richard Dreyfuss's madcap portrayal of on-the-edge New Yorker Mel Edison in The Prisoner of Second Avenue; Eric Stoltz and Laura Linney's turn as stressed out newlyweds in Barefoot in the Park; and David Paymer and Nathan Lane's pitch-perfect versions of neurotic Felix Ungar and slothful Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple. This gem of a collection, which captures Simon's wit and wisdom, is the next best thing to center orchestra seats. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects United States. -- Army -- Military life -- Drama.
Marriage -- Drama.
Married people -- Drama.
Jewish families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Jewish teenagers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Dysfunctional families -- Drama.
Roommates -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Radio comedy writers -- Drama.
Basic training (Military education) -- Mississippi -- Biloxi -- Drama.
Hotels -- Drama.
Apartment houses -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
American drama (Comedy)
American drama -- 20th century.
Drama -- Audio adaptations.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
Yonkers (N.Y.) -- Drama.
Comedies.
Radio plays.
Radio adaptations.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Venice, Calif.] :L.A. Theatre Works,2010
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Works.
Contributors L.A. Theatre Works.
Participants/Performers Various readers: Barefoot in the park / performed by Norman Aronovic, Laura Linney, J. Fred Shiffman, Judy Simmons and Eric Stoltz -- Plaza suite / performed by Edward Asner, Michelle Costa, Richard Dreyfuss, Hector Elizondo, Amy Irving, Marsha Mason, Alfred Molina, Kerry Shale, Joe Spano and JoBeth Williams -- California suite / performed by Dennis Boutsikaris, Bruce Davison, Marsha Mason and Amy Pietz -- Brighton Beach memoirs / performed by Max Casella, Peter Michael Goetz, Valerie Harper, Alexana Lambros, Anna Sophie Loewenberg, Jonathan Silverman and Joyce Van Patten -- Broadway bound / performed by Caroline Aaron, Dan Castellaneta, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, James Gleason, Alan Mandell, Jonathan Silverman, JoBeth Williams and Scott Wolf -- The odd couple / performed by Dan Castellaneta, Stanley DeSantis, Steven Hack, Jamie Hanes, Nathan Lane, David Paymer, Linda Purl and Yeardley Smith -- The prisoner of Second Avenue / performed by Annie Abbott, Lorin Dreyfuss, Richard Dreyfuss, Betty Garrett, Sharon Madden and Marsha Mason -- Chapter two / performed by David Dukes, Sharon Gless, Gates McFadden and Grant Shaud -- Biloxi blues / performed by Justine Bateman, Rob Benedict, Joshua Biton, John Cabrera, Matthew Patrick Davis, Steve Rankin, Josh Radnor, Russell Soder and Darby Stanchfield -- Lost in Yonkers / performed by Barbara Bain, Gia Carides, Dan Castellaneta, Ben Diskin, Arye Gross, Roxanne Hart and Kenneth Schmidt.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Label on compact discs display individual play title only.
Duration: 16:00:00.
Compact discs, originally produced between 1992 and 2010
Description 20 audio discs (960 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781580817899
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