Winner - 1985 Tony Award for Best Play
The second in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon's trilogy which began with Brighton Beach Memoirs
and concluded with Broadway Bound
When we last met Eugene Jerome, he was coping with adolescence in 1930's Brooklyn. Here, he is a young army recruit during WW II, going through basic training and learning about Life and Love with a capital 'L' along with some harsher lessons, while stationed at boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1943.
"JOYOUS AND UNEXPECTEDLY REWARDING." - The New York Times
"A fine comedy, and another step in the process of making Simon neither so simple, nor so simplistic." - New York Post
"A play that rings with a newer, deeper, sweeter truth." - New York Magazine
Biloxi Blues had its world premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, California, running from December 8, 1984 to February 2, 1985. It opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre on March 28, 1985 and closed on June 28, 1986.