Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker to star in Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite on Broadway
Mr. Broderick and Ms. Parker, who have been married for over 20 years, will appear alongside each other on stage at the Hudson Theatre next spring.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are set to return to Broadway in Neil Simon’s relationship comedy Plaza Suite, which will run at the Hudson Theatre with performances beginning on March 13, 2020 for a limited 17-week engagement, and an official opening night on April 13.
Plaza Suite will mark the first time Mr. Broderick and Ms. Parker 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 Simon play since creating the role of Eugene Jerome in Brighton Beach Memoirs.
Commenting on their collaboration, Mr. Broderick said: “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.”
Plaza Suite, which first opened on Broadway in 1968, will see the actors play three 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 Ms. Parker’s first return to the stage since she appeared in The Commons of Pensacola at MTC in 2013, while Mr. Broderick recently appeared in a production of Kenneth Longeran’s The Starry Messenger in London’s West End.
Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey will direct the production, with a design team including set designer John Lee Beatty, costume designer Jane Greenwood, lighting designer Brian MacDevitt and sound designer Scott Lehrer.
Plaza Suite is produced on Broadway by Ambassador Theatre Group, Gavin Kalin Productions, and Hal Luftig.
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