Neil Simon revivals fill out casts

'Beach,' 'Broadway' bring on Fontana, Grisetti

Dennis Boutsikaris, Josh Grisetti and Santino Fontana are among the thesps joining Laurie Metcalf in the cast of the Neil Simon revivals coming to Broadway in the fall.

Billed as “The Neil Simon Plays,” the repertory stagings of Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Broadway Bound” follow the life of a Brooklyn family. Newcomer Noah Robbins will play the central role of Eugene in “Brighton Beach,” while Grisetti (“Enter Laughing”) portrays the older Eugene in “Broadway.”

Boutsikaris (“Amadeus”) plays the family patriarch opposite Metcalf as the mother of the family. Fontana (“Billy Elliot”) is cast as Eugene’s brother.

Jessica Hecht (“Julius Caesar”), Allan Miller (“Brooklyn Boy”) and Alexandra Socha (“Spring Awakening”) also join the ensemble.

One more role remains to be cast in the shows, to be helmed by David Cromer.

“Brighton Beach” opens Oct. 25, with “Broadway Bound” opening Dec. 10, both at a theater to be announced. Emanuel Azenberg and Ira Pittelman produce.

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