Broadway Bound Opens La Mirada's 2013-14 Season
Sep 21, 2013
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the first production in its 2013-1014 season of shows, the Tony Award-winning play, BROADWAY BOUND, written by Neil Simon and directed by Jeff Maynard. BROADWAY BOUND will preview tonight, September 20, 2013 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 21) and run through Sunday, October 13, 2013 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. Neil Simon's acclaimed autobiographical Tony Award-winner 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' break-up 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. Jeff Maynard (Director) Previous shows for La Mirada Theatre include Boeing-Boeing, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife starring Marilu Henner, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and the Pulitzer Prize winning Lost In Yonkers. Other recent directorial credits include Bear In Mind at the Blank Theatre Company's Young Playwright's Festival, collaborating with Jason Robert Brown on a new, revised version of 13, the world premiere of Mad City by Meredith Stiehm and a workshop of Dave Rossmer & Dan Lipton's new musical Shoot! Cut! Print! Kill! Die! He is proud to be a founding member of Buffalo Nights Theatre Company, having directed, acted or produced over 15 productions including: The Final Judgment, Modigliani, Meat, Anatol, Salome, Sophistry and The Madman & The Nun. He won a Drama-Logue Award for Max Frisch's The Firebugs, a BackStage West award for The Apollo of Bellac and LA Weekly's Revival Production of the Year award for Modigliani. Also in Los Angeles, he has directed the West Coast Premiere of the Ovation award nominated Tales of Tinseltown by Michael Colby and Paul Katz - at the Actor's Co-op. In upstate NY, Jeff's directorial work includes Nine, Seussical, Doubt, and The Laramie Project. As an actor Jeff appeared in the first national tour/Los Angeles Premiere of Lost In Yonkers at the Doolittle Theatre, Biloxi Blues at the Court/Hudson Theatres, Enter Laughing & Taking Stock at the A.J.U.'s- "Let There Be Laughter" series, and TV appearances on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Diagnosis Murder and the upcoming feature film The Illusion. Jeff currently runs the theatre program at Mirman School, teaches private acting classes throughout Los Angeles and is a graduate of UCLA's School of Theater, Film & Television.
BROADWAY BOUND will feature: Gina Hecht as Kate, Allan Miller as Ben, Cate Cohen as Blanche, Ian Alda as Eugene, Brett Ryback as Stanley, and John Mariano as Jack. The design team for BROADWAY BOUND is as follows: The Scenic Design is by Bruce Goodrich. The Lighting Design is by Dan Ionazzi. The Sound Design is by Josh Bessom. The Costume Design is by Ann Closs-Farley. Wig Design is by Katie McCoy. The Props Coordinator is Terry Hanrahan. The Casting is by Julia Flores. The Production Stage Manager is Vernon Willet. BROADWAY BOUND will preview on Friday, September 20, 2013 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 21) and run through Sunday, October 13, 2013. Performances will be 7:30pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays; 8pm on Fridays; 2pm and 8pm on Saturdays; and 2pm on Sundays. There will be no matinee performance on Saturday, September 20. Talkbacks with the actors will be on Wednesday, September 25 and Wednesday, October 9.
Tickets range from $20 - $70 and can be purchased at La Mirada Theatre's website, www.lamiradatheatre.com or by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. Student, Senior and group discounts are available.
LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue where the 91 and 5 freeways meet. Parking is free. LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, now in its fourth decade, has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the best Broadway-style houses in Southern California." This beautiful state-of-the-Art Theatre has been producing quality productions for its Southern California audiences since 1977. The theatre has produced several national tours and is the recipient of many accolades including Ovation and Emmy Awards and Tony Award nominations. Brian Kite is the theatre's Producing Artistic Director. The theatre is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, California, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue. Parking is theatre-adjacent and free. For further information call 562-944-9801 or visit www.lamiradatheatre.com. McCoy Rigby Entertainment (Tom McCoy & Cathy Rigby McCoy, Executive Producers) Tom McCoy and Cathy Rigby are beginning their 20th season as Executive Producers of the McCoy Rigby Entertainment Series at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. During this time, McCoy Rigby has produced over 90 plays, musicals, concerts, dramas, and comedies. MRE has also produced several Broadway and national touring productions including Peter Pan, Seussical the Musical, and Annie Get Your Gun, all starring Cathy Rigby; Jesus Christ Superstar starring Carl Anderson and Sebastian Bach; Camelot starring Michael York and Lou Diamond Phillips; and Happy Days, the Musical written by Gary Marshall and Paul Williams. In the Fall of 2012, MRE launched the national tour and Broadway production of Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll and Hyde starring American Idol star and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis along with Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox. Since 1990, Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby has made four stops on Broadway, garnering four Tony Award nominations including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. Other credits include the A&E Television Network Premiere of "Peter Pan," which received one Emmy Award and four Emmy Award nominations; The Historic All Star Concert for Pope John Paul II at the Los Angeles Coliseum; and the award-winning documentary on balancing wellness, "Faces of Recovery." www.mccoyrigby.com