Inclusive Dates: May 23 - September 10 2000
Roundabout Theatre Company staged Neil Simon's Hotel Suite at the Gramercy Theatre in 2000, with first preview on May 23, opening night June 15, and closing night September 10, 2000.
Hotel Suite is a revival of 4 different scenes from Neil Simon's past "suite" plays (Diana and Sidney, Visitors from Philadelphia and California Suite) and was received with mixed reviews. Writing for The New York Times, Bruce Weber stated "[Hotel Suite] couldn't be less hip...you watch with a kind of campy amazement at the jelled-in-amber social attitudes, the punch-line jokiness of the dialogue and the well worn clowning."
Directed by John Tillinger with sets designed by James Noone, costumes designed by Theoni V. Aldredge, lighting designed by Kevin Adams and sound designed by G. Thomas Clark.
Helen Carey played the part of Diana, Leigh Lawson played the part of Sidney, Randy Graff played the part of Millie, Ron Orbach played the part of Marvin,Charlie McWade played the part of Borden/Bellhop, and Amanda Serkasevich played the part of Grace/Mimsey/Woman in Bed. Understudies/Stand-bys: Lucy Martin, Ian Stuart, Ellen Ratner, Richard Ziman, Matt Opatrny, Sandy Rustin.
Hotel Suite is a joining together of four one-act plays lifted from Simon's popular trilogy of hotel plays - Plaza Suite, California Suite, and London Suite.
The production records consist of two Hollinger boxes, 13 folders, an autographed playbill, and copies of the cast/crew photo in black and white. Production documentation is present as well as a master script and a prompt/blocking script.
Oversize drawings include ground elevations (9 pages, bid) and a design sketch.
The electronic files include:
Audio tracks with incidental music and interviews with Ron Orbach
JPG files of selections from the playbill
PDF file of Education Study Guide
TIFF files and PDF of select press clippings
3 select color production photos and scan of black and white cast/crew photo
TIFF files containing copy of poster art
Marketing files contain mockups of poster art and FOH displays
Access Restrictions: Open and available for research by appointment only.
Preferred Citation: Neil Simon's Hotel Suite, Roundabout Theatre Company Archives
Library of Congress Subject Heading Simon, NeilRoundabout Theatre CompanyHaimes, ToddCarey, Helen, 1944-Graff, RandyLawson, Leigh, 1945-Orbach, RonNoone, JamesAldredge, Theoni V.Adams, Kevin, 1962-Tillinger, John
Production box 1 contains administrative documents, including casting, artistic, performance reports, press and education.
Production box 1 contains stage documents, including set, costume, lighting, sound and scripts.