Karen Ziemba Will Play Neil Simon's Mother in Old Globe's Brighton Beach Bookends

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22 Jul 2010

Karen Ziemba
Karen Ziemba

Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba, of Broadway's Contact, Chicago and Curtains, will star as matriarch Kate Jerome in The Old Globe's in-repertory revivals of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound this fall in San Diego, CA.

Additional casting and creative team will be announced for the Scott Schwartz-directed revivals of the related plays, based on Simon's coming-of-age in Brooklyn in the mid-20th-century. (These productions are not related to the 2009 Broadway revivals of the works, which closed prematurely.)

Ziemba previously appeared at the Globe in Six Degrees of Separation and in last season's world premiere of The First Wives Club – A New Musical. She won her Tony for Contact.

Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound will be performed in repertory in the Old Globe Theatre Sept. 14-Nov. 7.

Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Visit www.TheOldGlobe.org.


In addition to the Neil Simon plays, the 2010-11 Old Globe winter season features Welcome to Arroyo's, The Winter's Tale, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Jane Austen's Emma – A Musical Romantic Comedy, Death of a Salesman, Groundswell, Rafta, Rafta…, Life of Riley and August: Osage County.