The audience at Sunday's matinee performance of "Broadway Bound" at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in Los Angeles got a surprise visit when the play's author -- Neil Simon -- made an appearance in the front row of the small theater where the revival production opened this month.
"Broadway Bound" is directed by actor
Simon posed for a photo with the cast and also received a standing ovation from the audience. A spokeswoman for the theater said that Simon's primary residence is in New York.
"Broadway Bound" is the third installment of Simon's trilogy of plays devoted to the working-class Jerome family, and specifically, the wisecracking son Eugene. In "Broadway Bound," Eugene and his brother Stanley try to make it in show business while back home, their family life is falling to pieces.
Simon, who is 87, was a
"Broadway Bound" is set to run through Sept. 21 at the Odyssey.