BROADWAY BOUND at the Odyssey Theatre

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Myron Meisel – The Hollywood Reporter

The last of Neil Simon’s trilogy of quasi-autobiographical accounts of his coming-of-age years in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, Broadway Bound stands among his plays as perhaps the most free from easy nostalgia, and therefore the most honest. In this sturdy 1986 drama, the requisite comedy arrives more or less organically, out of family humor or professional drive and ambition, and even seemingly harmless jokes can have unforeseen consequences for the wisecrackers and those they love. Looking toward posterity, this may be Simon’s best. Read more…

Jonas Schwartz –  Arts In LA

Jason Alexander, co-star of the original Broadway cast of Broadway Bound, directs this nostalgic piece with enough pathos and humor to stir audiences’ hearts. Led by the sensitive actor Gina Hecht, the top-caliber cast mines Neil Simon’s jokes for all their potency, while remaining grounded in this touching memoir of a family collapsingRead more…

Bob Verini –   Stage Raw

Broadway Bound, the 1986 final installment in Neil Simon’s avowedly autobiographical trilogy that began with Brighton Beach Memoirs, receives a warm and affectionate revival at the Odyssey. Maybe too warm, though not too warm for comfort. 
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Now playing through September 21.