Venue Details

84 Star Starred
Morgan-Wixson Theatre
2627 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-828-7519
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The weather was warm. I wore a long summer dress. Shame on people who attend the theater in jeans and shorts and T-shirts! .
Mel Brooks' The Producers dress Jul 21 2014 star this tip starred
Jayne Gordon
The theater is only 8 rows deep so don't worry about where to sit. We sat in the front row, but our friends moved to the last row and we were both very happy with our seats!
Mel Brooks' The Producers info Jul 14 2014 star this tip starred

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Description

Modern city life starts to prove too much for one middle-aged couple living on New York City’s Upper East Side during an intense summer heat wave and a prolonged garbage strike — they’re cracking under the strain of the rat race!  A true master of his craft, Simon has a gift for taking a weighty subject and, without losing sight of its basic seriousness, treating it with wit, compassion and sympathetic humor.

Neil Simon’s “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” which debuted on Broadway in 1971, is the story of a neurotic New York advertising salesman named Mel Edison who loses his job after 20 years, and has a difficult time adjusting to working from home and allowing his wife to become the breadwinner. As Mel realizes he is no longer in control of his world, he’s falls apart. With Neil Simon wielding the pen, Mel’s pain is the catalyst for huge laughs as well as heartfelt empathy.