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The Enduring Relevancy of Neil Simon

How do Neil Simon’s comedies, with their white, mostly middle-class, mostly urban New York Jewish characters, continue to draw audiences across the globe? Why do they hold up for decades after they were written, with nine of his plays surpassing the half-century mark? Dramaturg Susan Myer Silton explores the enduring relevancy of one of the masters of comedy: Neil Simon.