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'Broadway Bound' ventures boldly but shakily down memory lane
'Broadway Bound' ventures boldly but shakily down memory lane

The years have not been kind to “Broadway Bound.”  First produced on Broadway in the mid-1980s, Neil Simon's Tony-nominated, Pulitzer-finalist play shows serious flaws in its current revival at the Odyssey. Following “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues,” the play is the final offering in Simon’s semi-autobiographical “Eugene” trilogy, which traces the fortunes of aspiring comedy writer Eugene Jerome – the narrator and Simon’s fictionalized younger self. Set in 1949, the action returns to the seaside community of Brooklyn's Brighton Beach as Eugene (Ian Alda) and his partner and brother Stanley (Noah...

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