250 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
The Neil Simon Theatre opened as the Alvin in 1927. On June 29, 1983, it was renamed in honor of Neil Simon following the successful production of Brighton Beach Memoirs (with Matthew Broderick), which was the first play in an autobiographical trilogy about Simon’s family and youth. The second play of his trilogy, Biloxi Blues (also with Matthew Broderick), played there successfully in 1985. Jake’s Women, another one of Simon’s plays with Alan Alda, was housed there in 1992. The Neil Simon has housed two of Broadway’s most famous productions since 2000: The Music Man revival and the Tony Award-winning Hairspray. The Neil Simon is one of the Nederlander Organization’s nine Broadway theatres. Other recent productions include Swan Lake; The King and I; Rise and Fall of Little Voice; Jackie Mason: Brand New; Breaking the Code with Derek Jacobi; and the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along.