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Broadway BoundBroadway Bound

Winner of 2 Tony Awards

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Directed by



Sept. 20 - Oct. 13, 2013











Neil Simon's acclaimed autobiographical play, set in the years following World War II, finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with their parents break-up. When their material is aired on the radio for the first time, the family is upset to hear a thinly-veiled portrait of themselves played for laughs.  A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Broadway Bound cracks open the facade to reveal the hurt and pain behind even the most unassuming comedy.

"Expertly directed and features first-rate performances."
- OC Register (Read full review here)

- StageSceneLA (Read full review here)

"A lovely play; warm, perceptive and gently humorous."

- Newsday

"Expectedly funny and unexpectedly moving."
- New York Daily News

"The writing is superb, witty and hilarious;
one of Simon's best plays."

- Chicago Critic

Cast (In Alphabetical Order)
Ian Alda
IAN ALDA (Eugene) Off-Broadway: Sophistry (South Ark Stage/Beckett Theater). Recent regional theater credits include Lieutenant of Inishmore (Mark Taper Forum), This Land (Workshop/Center Theatre Group), Doesn’t Anybody Know What a Pancreas is? (Ensemble Studio Theatre LA) Schmucks (Wilma Theater), Gun Show (UCLA New Play Festival/LA Theater Center). TV/Film: Law and Order: SVU, NCIS: Los Angeles, Touch, Guiding Light, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Divorce Invitation, Squatters, Incident on Highway 73 (Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2013 Winner). Ian is an associate member of Ensemble Studio Theatre LA.
Cate Cohen

CATE COHEN (Blanche) was last seen on La Mirada's stage in Dinner With Friends, directed by Brian Kite.  Other theatre credits include:  It’s Just Sex (Zephyr Theatre), Short Stuff (Lillian Theater), JB (Buffalo Nights), The Secret of Irreplaceable Lust (Public Theater), Infinite CagesI Hate Hamlet, and The Will Rogers Follies (National Tour).  Recent TV and Film credits include:  Gods of Circumstance (Best Actress, British Film Festival), Without a Trace, According to Jim, and Moonlight.  Her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Out of Line, was based on her years dancing with the Radio City Rockettes.

Cate received her B.A. in Theater from UCLA.

Gina Hecht
GINA HECHT (Kate) starred in the award winning productions of Wrestlers with Mark Harmon, George Clooney, and Bryan Cranston, Circle of Will, both directed by Glenn Casale, and Night Owls all of which garnered her L.A. Weekly Theater and DramaLogue awards for Outstanding Actress. She most recently appeared in two productions by Peter Lefcourt, La Ronde De Lunch and Mutually Assured Destruction, both directed by Terri Hanauer. Working once again with Glenn Casale Gina starred along side Jason Alexander in The Prisoner of Second Avenue, and at La Mirada I'm Not Rappaport. Gina’s more notable film credits include Seven Pounds, Night Shift, and St. Elmo’s Fire. She has had a recurring role in more than a dozen television series including Glee, Hung, ER, Seinfeld, Heartbeat, The District, Life Goes On, and Mork and Mindy, along with a slew of guest starring appearances.
John Mariano
JOHN MARIANO (Jack) Veteran Character Actor and Emmy Award winning Voice Actor, John Mariano was born in Astoria New York, where at one time linoleum was a status symbol. For the last 25 years, he has been honing his craft in film, television, animation, theater and nightclubs. John has had the good fortune of developing his skills as an actor, comedian and improviser, working with such Hollywood legends as Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Blake Edwards and Steven Spielberg to George Clooney, James Gandolfini, Danny Devito, Gary Sinise and Edward Norton. With a long list of credits, John has appeared on such shows as “CSI: Miami,” ‘’The Sopranos,” “Desperate Housewives,” “The West Wing,” “The Tonight Show,” and recently “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” where his contributions were that of both writer and actor. When he’s not appearing on television, John can be found in the recording booth voicing many characters for cartoons including “Batman Beyond,” “Extreme Ghostbusters,” “Transformers,” “Hey Arnold,” “MIB,” “TMNT,” or video games such as ‘’Godfather 2,” “World at War,” “Final Fantasy,” “Star Trek,” “World at Warcraft” and many others too numerous to mention. John can be seen performing around town with the acclaimed Improv group, “The Spolin Players”, the last remaining pupils of Viola Spolin, the Mother of Improv. John can be heard with his co-host Josh Robert Thompson on the “Pokin Around Podcast” on iTunes-Snitcher and Sound Cloud.
Allan Miller
ALLAN MILLER (Ben) has acted in over 200 films, television productions and plays, most recently Three Views of the Same Object (Rogue Machine Theatre), Brooklyn Boy (Manhattan Theatre Club), Death of a Salesman (South Coast Rep) and Substance of Fire (Seattle Rep). In 2009 he was cast in the role of Ben for the Broadway revival of Broadway Bound, but it closed in rehearsal. He created the role of Abe Burrows in Are You Now... at Yale Rep. His latest film, Bad Words, is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival this fall. For ten years he was artistic director of the Back Alley Theatre in LA. He’s directed over forty plays, including his own award winning play The Fox in LA and at the Roundabout Theatre in NY. He teaches acting privately and has taught at the Yale School of Drama, NYU, and the Actors Studio.  He is the author of the book A Passion for Acting, just released in a digital version from Amazon, and the DVD Auditioning.
Brett Ryback

BRETT RYBACK (Stanley) is an actor, composer, and playwright. La Mirada: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Ovation Nomination), Little Shop of Horrors. Off-Broadway: Murder for Two (Second Stage). Regional: The History Boys (Ahmanson); The Lieutenant Inishmore (Mark Taper Forum); The world premieres of The Prince of Atlantis, Dr. Cerberus, and Imagine (South Coast Rep); Upright Grand (world premiere, Theatreworks, Palo Alto); Henry V (Milwaukee Shakes); On Your Toes! (Reprise!); Over the Tavern, Inspecting Carol (Milwaukee Rep). Television credits include: “Cupid,” “House,” “How I Met Your Mother.” His plays and musicals include: Liberty Inn: The Musical (Ovation nominations Best Book, Best Music/Lyrics), Darling (Weston Playhouse New Musical Award), Weïrd (Winner, Tennessee Williams One-Act Competition), Death Valley DQ (Honorable Mention, American Globe Theatre 15-Minute Play Fest), and The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter.

IAN ALDA................Eugene

CATE COHEN..........Blanche

GINA HECHT...........Kate



BRETT RYBACK.......Stanley


Production Team

Directed by JEFF MAYNARD


Lighting Design by DAN IONAZZI

Sound Design by JOSH BESSOM

Costume Design by ANN CLOSS-FARLEY

Props Design by TERRY HANRAHAN


Production Stage Manager....VERNON WILLET

Assistant Stage Manager.......ALLIE ROY

Casting by JULIA FLORES (Flores Casting)

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