SUNY Broome Theater announces fall production of Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’

The students pictured in the cast photo for Rumors are, in alphabetical order: Saifon Barry, Tylor Belles, Ryan Brunick, Fedeline Jean-Philippe, Lynnette Linares, Jeffrey Miller, Jaycee Mosher, Tiffany Poborsky, Mackinaw Shutt, Abdul Siddique, Ben Swenson and Jialin Tian. Also pictured are crew members and SUNY Broome alumnae, Joy Thornton and Claudia Sacco.

The students pictured in the cast photo for Rumors are, in alphabetical order: Saifon Barry, Tylor Belles, Ryan Brunick, Fedeline Jean-Philippe, Lynnette Linares, Jeffrey Miller, Jaycee Mosher, Tiffany Poborsky, Mackinaw Shutt, Abdul Siddique, Ben Swenson and Jialin Tian. Also pictured are crew members and SUNY Broome alumnae, Joy Thornton and Claudia Sacco.

SUNY Broome Theater will present one of the most popular plays by the recently deceased comic playwright Neil Simon this fall. “Rumors” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15; Friday, Nov. 16; and Saturday, Nov. 17 in the Angelo Zuccolo Little Theatre, located in the Student Center.

“On Aug. 26, the world lost what the New York Times called the ‘Broadway Master of Comedy’ in 91-year-old playwright Neil Simon,” said theater director Katherine Bacon. “We are proud to be able to honor this great comic writer by presenting one of his most popular plays. Don’t miss the chance to see this hilarious comedy by this Pulitzer-prize winning, legendary playwright.”

Simon was nominated for four Oscars and received a number of Tony Awards. In fact Neil Simon, received more Tony and Oscar nominations than any other writer, not just playwrights.

Neil Simon’s list of works is too long to name, but he wrote 30 plays including The Odd Couple, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Plaza Suite, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Charity, Barefoot in the Park, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, Biloxi Blues, The Dinner Party and the play for which he won the Pulitzer, The Drama Desk, and the Tony, Lost in Yonkers. He wrote adaptations of many of his works for television movies and screenplays. He also wrote for a number of early television comedy shows along with Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Sid Caesar, etc. He also wrote the book for four musicals including the smash hit Promises, Promises.