Jason Alexander directs Noah James in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in Los Angeles.
Jason Alexander directs Noah James in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in Los Angeles.
(© Ron Sossi)

Tony-winning and Emmy-nominated actor Jason Alexander (Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Seinfeld) is returning to Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical comedy Broadway Bound — this time, as director. Alexander, who created the role of Stanley in the show's original Broadway production, is helming a production at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in Los Angeles, which began performances August 2 and runs through September 21.

A finalist for the 1987 Pulitzer Prize, Broadway Bound is the final chapter of Simon's "Eugene" plays, a trilogy that also includes Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues. The play follows Eugene and his older brother, Stanley, as they deal with the breakup of their parents' marriage and work toward becoming comedy writers.

The full company of Alexander's production includes Ian Alda and Noah James as Eugene and Stanley Jerome, Gina Hecht as Kate, Michael Mantell as Jack, Allan Miller as Grandpa Ben, and Betsy Zajko as Aunt Blanche. The creative team includes Bruce Goodrich (scenic design), Kate Bergh (costume design), Leigh Allen (lighting design), Martin Carrillo (sound design), Katherine S. Hunt (prop design), and Lee Martino (choreographer).

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The full company of Jason Alexander's production of Broadway Bound, written by Neil Simon, at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.
The full company of Jason Alexander's production of Broadway Bound, written by Neil Simon, at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.
(© Ron Sossi)