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Stage And Screen Director Gene Saks Dead At 93

The longtime Neil Simon collaborator, whose first wife was The Golden Girls star Bea Arthur, passed away on Saturday (28Mar15). He won Tonys for his work on Simon's plays Brighton Beach Memoirs...

Justin Bartha To Replace David Krumholtz In The Sunshine Boys

The Hangover star Justin Bartha has stepped in to replace actor David Krumholtz after he quit an upcoming revival of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys in Los Angeles.Krumholtz has left the cast of the Ahmanson...

Former Taxi Stars To Team Up For The Sunshine Boys

Former Taxi stars Danny Devito and Judd Hirsch are reteaming for the revival of Neil Simon play The Sunshine Boys.Hirsch will replace the late Richard Griffiths in the production when it hits the Ahmanson Theatre...

Van Dyke Back On Stage - With His Brother

Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke is heading back to the stage after an Achilles tendon injury forced him to cancel performances of his musical memoir Step In Time in December (10) - he's set...

Movie Reviews: The Heartbreak Kid

The Heartbreak Kid, starring Ben Stiller and directed by the Farrelly brothers, is a remake of a 1972 movie by the same name that starred Charles Grodin, was written by Neil Simon, and was directed...

Redford Considers A Return To Broadway

Movie icon ROBERT REDFORD is considering a return to the Broadway stage after being offered the lead in a revival of ARTHUR MILLER's ALL MY SONS. The HORSE WHISPERER star is reportedly excited about the...

Neil Simon Picks Up Kennedy Center Honour

American playwright/screenwriter NEIL SIMON collected the Mark Twain Prize at the annual Kennedy Center awards ceremony in New York last night (15OCT06). THE ODD COUPLE writer was joined onstage by his wife ELAINE JOYCE when...

Neil Simon Set For Kennedy Center Honour

American playwright/screenwriter NEIL SIMON is to be honoured with the Mark Twain Prize at New York City's Kennedy Center annual award ceremony. THE ODD COUPLE writer will be celebrated at the prestigious ceremony on 15...

Lane Prays De Niro And Keitel Will Play Odd Couple

THE PRODUCERS star NATHAN LANE hopes rumours about ROBERT DE NIRO and HARVEY KEITEL becoming Broadway, New York's next ODD COUPLE are true - because the pairing would be make for a quirky take on...

Peet Takes Voice Lessons To Cure The Mumbles

Movie star AMANDA PEET is so terrified about her upcoming Broadway, New York debut in NEIL SIMON's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, she's taking vocal lessons at drama school Julliard. The actress suffers from devastating...

Actress Shay Dies

Hollywood actress MILDRED SHAY died on 15 October (05). She was 94. The actress starred in 27 Hollywood movies alongside stars including KATHARINE HEPBURN, JOAN CRAWFORD and JAMES STEWART and was best known for...

Broderick And Lane's Odd Couple Clocks Up Big Sales

MATTHEW BRODERICK and NATHAN LANE's revival of NEIL SIMON's THE ODD COUPLE is set to be another Broadway hit, after it sold more than $7 million (GBP3.6 million) in tickets in its first day....

Damon Enrages Arsenal

Hollywood hunk MATT DAMON has angered fans of top English soccer team ARSENAL with outspoken comments about their attitude. Damon, a keen soccer player since his time in London during the run of NEIL...

Neil Simon Has Kidney Transplant

Playwright NEIL SIMON is recovering after receiving a kidney transplant from his friend and publicist BILL EVANS. Simon, 76, has been undergoing dialysis treatments three times a week for 18 months. Evans, 53,...

Ray Stark Dies

Hollywood producer and agent RAY STARK has died - aged 88. The FUNNY GIRL producer passed away on Saturday in his Los Angeles home after battling with illness for the past few years....

Mary Tyler Moore Quits Broadway

American actress MARY TYLER MOORE has quit a new off-Broadway play amid claims of being "pushed out", just two weeks before the show is due to open. The TV comedienne was meant to open...

Mary Tyler Moore Returns To Broadway

Actress MARY TYLER MOORE is returning to New York theatre for the first time in 15 years this autumn (03), to headline NEIL SIMON' new play, ROSE'S DILEMMA. The screen icon last appeared on...

Neil Simon: I Did Odd Couple Ii To Retain Copyright

Legendary playwright and scriptwriter NEIL SIMON admits that he only wrote a sequel to classic comedy THE ODD COUPLE so that he wouldn't lose the copyright. Neil wrote the screenplay for 1998's ODD COUPLE...

Neil Simon: Today's Comedy Isn't Funny

Legendary playwright NEIL SIMON has dismissed modern comedy, claiming it's not funny because comedians can't act. Neil - who scripted the classics BAREFOOT IN THE PARK and THE ODD COUPLE - reckons serious actors...

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