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CMC Theatre is ‘Broadway Bound’

Staff ReportColorado Mountain College Theatre opens its 2004-05 season Sept. 10 with Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound.”The show is part of Simon’s hit autobiographical trilogy that began with “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” continued with Tony Award winning “Biloxi Blues,” and comes to a triumphant conclusion with “Broadway Bound.” Hailed as “Simon’s finest play,” “Broadway Bound,” is the story of Eugene Jerome and his older brother, Stanley, who try to launch careers as a comedy team. World War II has just ended and their parents’ marriage has begun to unravel. As the brothers struggle to land a job, they learn about more than the distance from Brooklyn to Broadway. They learn about brotherhood, family, and friendship – and about the vulnerability of human beings. For CMC Theatre, producing Simon’s trilogy has been a family affair. Actor Brian Thornton started playing Eugene at age 13 in “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Six years later, a 19-year-old Thornton played Eugene in “Biloxi Blues.” Now 29, Thornton will play Eugene once again in “Broadway Bound.” And along the way Thornton worked with family members. In fact, Thornton’s mother, Chere Boget-Schrock was stage manager for “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Boget-Schrock’s husband, Elwyn, played Jack, and her daughter Aminda played Eugene’s cousin Nora. “Biloxi Blues” featured Boget-Schrock as director, and her son Douglas as Sergeant Toomey.And for “Broadway Bound” Boget-Schrock is again director, and her husband plays Ben, Eugene’s grandfather. The cast for “Broadway Bound” also includes: Cindi Thomas, Ryan Flemming, Elwyn Schrock, Brad Moore and Kristen Carlson.The cast for “Broadway Bound” also includes: Cindi Thomas, Ryan Flemming, Elwyn Schrock, Brad Moore and Kristen Carlson.


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