Neil Simon’s “Proposals”, his 30th play, is a comedy-drama that was directed by Joe Mantello on Broadway.  The production featured original music composed, orchestrated and conducted by Stephen.

The play had its Broadway Premiere at the Broadhurst Theatre on November 6, 1997.

The World Premiere of the play was presented previously that year by the Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles (Gordon Davidson, Artistic/Producing Director), and at the Kennedy Center.

“New directions from the dazzlingly successful playwright who changed the very face of comedy on Broadway.”

-The New York Times

“Praises for the production values are also due to Stephen Flaherty for incidental music. This is the same composer who wrote the music for Once On This Island and the forthcoming Ragtime.”

-Curtain Up

“The Storm”
Vladimir Polimitidi, violin; Chris Ermacoff, cello; Jonathan Davis, oboe; Steve Marzullo, piano. Orchestrated and conducted by Stephen Flaherty.

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Show Credits

Broadhurst Theater, New York City
Produced by Emanuel Azenberg
Associate Producer: Ginger Montel
The World Premiere of “Proposals” was presented by Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre (Gordon Davidson, Artistic/Producing Director)

Written by Neil Simon
Incidental music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Joe Mantello
Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty
Costume Design by Jane Greenwood
Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt
Sound Design by Tom Clark
General Manager: Abbie M. Strassler and John S. Corker
Company Manager: Edward J. Nelson
Technical Supervisor: Unitech II, Corp
Production Stage Manager: William Joseph Barnes
Casting: Jay Binder


Kelly Bishop  Annie Robbins
L. Scott Caldwell Clemma Diggins
Suzanne Cryer  Josie Hines
Katie Finneran  Sammii
Dick Latessa  Burt Hines
Matt Letscher  Ray Dolenz
Peter Rini  Vinnie Bavasi
Reg Rogers  Ken Norman
Mel Winkler  Lewis Barnett

Understudies: Brenda Denmark (Clemma Diggins), Kit Flanagan (Annie Robbins), Nina Garbiras (Josie Hines, Sammii), Rick Pasqualone (Vinnie Bavasi, Ken Norman), Chuck Patterson (Lewis Barnett), Matthew Rauch (Ray Dolenz, Ken Norman) and Robert Silver (Burt Hines)