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Full cast confirmed to join Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker in Plaza Suite
The Broadway revival of Neil Simon's Plaza Suite is scheduled to begin performances at the Hudson Theatre on March 13, 2020.
Producers of the upcoming Broadway revival of Neil Simon's comedy Plaza Suite have now announced the complete cast to join four-time Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker and two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick.
The cast will also include Danny Bolero (as The Waiter), Drama Desk Award nominee Molly Ranson (as Jean McCormick/Mimsey Hubley), and Eric Wiegand (as The Bellhop/Borden Eisler).
In addition, Tony Award winner Michael McGrath and Tony Award nominee Erin Dilly will serve as standbys for Mr. Broderick and Ms. Parker, respectively, alongside understudies Laurie Veldheer and Cesar J. Rosado.
Plaza Suite begins previews at the Hudson Theatre on March 13, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 13 and a limited engagement through July 12, 2020.
Plaza Suite, which first opened on Broadway in 1968, will see the real-life married couple of Mr. Broderick and Ms. Parker play three different couples in a comedic look at love and marriage. The play is composed of three acts, each profiling a different couple staying at Suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue, with each couple played by the same actors.
The production will mark the first time the married couple have shared a stage since the 1995 Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and the first time Mr. Broderick has starred in a Neil Simon play since creating the role of Eugene Jerome in Brighton Beach Memoirs.
Mr. Broderick previously commented: “It was my great good fortune that my very first Broadway play was written by Neil Simon. He also wrote my first film. I owe him a career. The theater has lost a brilliantly funny, unthinkably wonderful writer and even after all this time I feel I have lost a mentor, a father figure, a deep influence in my life and work.”
Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (who recently originated the role of Henry Wilcox in The Inheritance on Broadway) directs the production, which will also feature scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Scott Lehrer.
As previously reported, Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman has also been enlisted to compose original music for the eagerly anticipated production.
Plaza Suite is produced on Broadway by Ambassador Theatre Group, Gavin Kalin Productions, and Hal Luftig.
Plaza Suite Tickets are available now for performances from March 13 through July 12, 2020.
(Photo by Jenny Anderson)