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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
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.
NOTES FOR AUDITIONERS
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.
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.