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The Prisoner of Second Avenue archiveSet in the 1970's, The Prisoner of Second Avenue is a black comedy depicting a New York couple, Mel and Edna Edison, enduring the trials and tribulations of city life. Mel is made redundant and the stress of an economic crisis and urban life pushes him into having a nervous breakdown. The family gathers to offer support, with Edna stoically bearing the burden of his disintegration and self-pity. The Prisoner of Second Avenue originally premiered on Broadway in 1971, starring Peter Falk and Lee Grant, where it ran for two years and received a Tony Award nomination. It was subsequently made into a film in 1975, starring Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft. Supported by American Airlines
Performers Jeff Goldblum (Mel), Mercedes Ruehl (Edna Edison).
Author Neil Simon. Producer Old Vic Productions. Producer Sonia Friedman Productions. Company Old Vic Theatre Company. Director Terry Johnson. Design Rob Howell. Lighting Neil Austin.

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Play) production archive for QTIX code T815009978. Details of all The Prisoner of Second Avenue archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S02028552039

Archive Listings

30 Jun 10
25 Sep 10
Vaudeville Theatre
West End
Greater London

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