Biloxi Blues

by  Neil Simon

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  6m, 2f

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.

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Biloxi Blues

by  Neil Simon

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Tony, From Broadway

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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.

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Accolades

  • Winner - 1985 Tony Award for Best Play

Reviews

REVIEWS

"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

Keywords

Friendship, Religion, War

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  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance

Production

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  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII

Casting

6m, 2f
ROY SELRIDGE
JOSEPH WYKOWSKI
DON CARNEY
EUGENE MORRIS JEROME
ARNOLD EPSTEIN
SGT. MERWIN J. TOOMEY
JAMES HENNESEY
ROWENA
DAISY HANNIGAN
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Neil Simon

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world. In addition to Lost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include Come Blow Your Horn, Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Coupl ...

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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.

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