Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick will star on Broadway this spring in a revival of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite.”
Directed by John Benjamin Hickey, the revival will play 22 performances at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston in February before playing the Hudson Theatre on Broadway for 17 weeks. The play is scheduled to begin previews on March 13, 2020 and open on April 13.
This is the first revival of Simon’s play since it originally premiered on Broadway in 1968. The play, comprised of three one acts, centers on two married couples and one former couple, which real-life couple Parker and Broderick will portray.
It is produced by the Ambassador Theater Group, Gavin Kalin Productions and Hal Luftig.
Parker, known for her starring role in the “Sex and the City” television series, has several Broadway credits, including in the 1996 revival of “Once Upon a Mattress” and as a replacement, opposite Broderick, in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”
Broderick’s Broadway credits include “The Producers,” “The Odd Couple” and his early career roles in Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues.”
“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,” Broderick said in the press release.
Hickey is also set to star as an actor in “The Inheritance,” which begins previews in September and opens in November. A Tony Award winner for playing Felix Turner in the 2011 revival of “The Normal Heart,” this will be his Broadway directing debut.