Sunday, October 29, 2023

SVP Casting Call Alert: "Broadway Bound"



Valley Players


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Auditions at SVP

Broadway Bound


Audition Date

Sunday, October 29th, at

6:00 PM


Monday, October 30th ,at 7:00 PM


At SVP Theatre


Synopsis: Part three of Neil Simon's acclaimed autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with their parents' breakup and eventual divorce. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the family is upset to hear a thinly veiled portrait of themselves played for laughs.



Performance Dates: January 19th-February 4th


Call backs, if necessary, Thursday, November 2nd at 7PM


Produced by: Todd Bennington & Holly Lessing

Directed by: Todd Bennington


The Director is seeking the following:


6 Adult Males

3 Adult Females



Character Gender/Age Range Description


Eugene Jerome (M 20’s) The narrator of Broadway Bound. He is the voice of Neil Simon. Eugene is witty and quick with a joke. He is trying to be a comedy writer with his brother, Stanley. He cares deeply for his family and understands their hardships and heartbreaks throughout the play.


Kate Jerome (F 50’s) Eugene’s mother. Strong and hard-working. Puts up a happy front to keep her family intact even as her own marriage crumbles. She takes care of her family and is the caretaker of her father, Ben.


Stanley Jerome (M Late 20’s – early 30’s) Eugene’s brother. He is driven and high-strung as he and Eugene try to break in to show biz as comedy writers for CBS. He is devoted to his brother and to his family.


Ben Epstein (M 70’s) Eugene’s grandfather. Kate’s father. He is estranged from his wife. He is an old stubborn Socialist who doesn’t understand his grandsons’ comedy. Although a rock, he cares for his family in his own way.


Jack Jerome (M 50’s) Eugene’s father. He has become tired of the monotony of life…and his marriage to Kate.


Blanche Morton (F 40’s –50’s) Kate’s widowed sister who is now re-married and is wealthy. She clashes with her Socialist father who doesn’t understand her new life.


Radio Announcer (M) Small role. Enthusiastic radio personality


Chubby Waters (M) Small role. Chubby is a radio comedian.

Mrs. Pitkin (F) Small role. Mrs. Pitkin is a radio actress. She is quick with a witty comeback.



Readings will be from the script. Audition sides will be provided. Auditioners will also be asked to do a monologue. Monologue sides will be provided at the audition.

Somerset Valley Players are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Non-descript roles are available to all performers, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis. 




The theatre is Air-Conditioned and Wheelchair Accessible.


Theater Location

689 Amwell Road

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Telephone: 908-369-7469



Mailing Address

601 Route 206

Suite 26-216

Hillsborough, NJ 08844


Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.