LATW has announced that Scott Wolf (Observe the Sons of Ulster, "Party of Five") has replaced the previously announced Josh Radnor in the central role of Eugene Morris Jerome in Neil Simon's final installment of the "Eugene Trilogy." Also joining the cast is actress Jobeth Williams ("Poltergeist," The Vagina Monologues) as Kate. The Broadway Bound cast also includes Silverman (of Broadway's original "Eugene Trilogy") as Eugene's older brother Stan, Dan Castellaneta ("The Simpsons") as Jack, Caroline Aaron ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") as Blanche/Mrs. Pitkin, Alan Mandell ("Trying" at the Colony Theatre) as Ben and Kyle Colerider-Krugh as the announcer.
Jenny Sullivan directs the production that is part of LATW's nationally syndicated "The Play's The Thing" radio theatre series. Broadway Bound runs July 9-13 at the Skirball Cultural Center and will be recorded for future broadcast.
In Broadway Bound, press notes state, "Eugene returns home from World War II and pairs up with his older brother Stanley (based on Simon's brother and early writing partner Danny) to break into the world of professional comedy writing. Inspiration strikes when they aim their sights on their dysfunctional family — and then the network broadcasts it nationwide!"
Neil Simon's "Eugene Trilogy" also includes Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues.
For tickets, priced $20-$47, to any of "The Play's The Thing" productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, call the L.A. Theatre Works box office at (310) 827-0889. For more information visit latw.org.