Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick to Make Broadway Return in Neil Simon's 'Plaza Suite'
Previews will begin in March at New York's Hudson Theatre, following an out-of-town tryout in Boston.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are set to make their return to Broadway together in a revival of Neil Simon's 1968 comedy Plaza Suite.
The John Benjamin Hickey-directed production will first play in Boston from Feb. 5 to 22, 2020, at the Emerson Colonial Theatre. It will make its way to New York on March 13, when previews are scheduled to begin at the Hudson Theatre, ahead of an April 13 official opening.
Though not together, Parker and Broderick previously starred in Broadway's 1995 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The husband and wife duo — who tied the knot in 1997 — also share another stage credit in A.R. Gurney's Sylvia. Parker starred in the 1995 Off-Broadway premiere, while Broderick starred in a 2015 Broadway production two decades later in 2015.
Broderick has a long history with Simon's work. He won his first Tony Award in 1983 for his Broadway debut in the playwright's Brighton Beach Memoirs and in 1985 reprised that same role in its sequel, Biloxi Blues. In 2005 he starred opposite Nathan Lane in a smash hit revival of Simon's classic comedy, The Odd Couple.
The revival of Plaza Suite marks Hickey's directorial debut on Broadway. The actor will next star in Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance, reprising his performance from the two-part play's London premiere, on Broadway. However, he will take a brief hiatus this spring to focus on rehearsals for Plaza Suite — but will return to the show once his directorial duties are done.
Ambassador Theatre Group, which operates both the Colonial and the Hudson, will produce, alongside Gavin Kalin Productions and Hal Luftig.
Plaza Suite ran for more than 1,000 performances in its original Broadway run directed by Mike Nichols, with a cast headed by George C. Scott and Maureen Stapleton. The upcoming production will mark the comedy's first Broadway revival.