Broadway Bound, With Karen Ziemba, Begins at Old Globe, Playing in Rep With Brighton Beach

News   Broadway Bound, With Karen Ziemba, Begins at Old Globe, Playing in Rep With Brighton Beach The Old Globe in San Diego begins the second half of its fall Neil Simon repertory on Sept. 17 with the first performance of Broadway Bound, directed by Scott Schwartz and playing on the same stage as the related Brighton Beach Memoirs. Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba stars in both plays.

Austyn Myers and Karen Ziemba in Brighton Beach Memoirs.
Austyn Myers and Karen Ziemba in Brighton Beach Memoirs. Photo by Henry DiRocco

In addition to Ziemba as Jerome family matriarch Kate, the cast(s) feature David Bishins as Jack Jerome, Bonnie Black as Blanche Morton, Sloan Grenz as Stanley Jerome, Austyn Myers as Eugene Jerome, Allie Trimm (Broadway's Bye Bye Birdie) as Nora Morton and Julia Vanderwiel as Laurie Morton (in Brighton Beach Memoirs) and Bishins, Black, Howard Green as Ben Epstein, Joseph Parks as Stanley Jerome and Brandon Uranowitz as Eugene Jerome (in Broadway Bound).

Ziemba won her Best Featured Actress Tony Award for Contact. Her Broadway credits also include Never Gonna Dance, Curtains, Chicago, Steel Pier and more.

"Performed in repertory, Simon's semi-autobiographical plays follow the life of Eugene Morris Jerome from the foibles of youth in late-1930s Brooklyn to a career as a comedy writer for radio," according to Old Globe.

The two plays will run in the Old Globe Theatre to Nov. 7.

The production team includes Ralph Funicello (scenic design), Alejo Vietti (costume design), Matthew McCarthy (lighting design), Paul Peterson (sound design), Michael Holland (original music), Jan Gist (dialect coach) and Diana Moser (stage manager).

Schwartz directed last season's hit Old Globe production of Lost in Yonkers. Brighton Beach Memoirs opens Sept. 22 at 7 PM. Broadway Bound opens on Sept. 24 at 7 PM.

For more information, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org or call (619) 23-GLOBE.

Karen Ziemba with (from left) Joseph Parks, Brandon Uranowitz, Austyn Myers and Sloan Grenz
Karen Ziemba with (from left) Joseph Parks, Brandon Uranowitz, Austyn Myers and Sloan Grenz Photo by The Old Globe
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