Neil Simon's Plaza Suite, starring two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy winner Sarah Jessica Parker, officially opens March 28 at Broadway's Hudson Theatre. Previews began February 25 for the limited engagement, set to continue through June 26.
Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey directs the three-act comedy, which finds real-life couple Broderick and Parker playing three different twosomes each spending an evening in the famed Plaza Hotel: one couple dealing with difficulties in their marriage on their 24th anniversary, a pair of high-school sweethearts reuniting after many years apart, and the frenzied parents of a jittery bride on her wedding day.
Joining Parker and Broderick in Suite 719 of the famous hotel at 5th Avenue-Central Park South are Danny Bolero as The Waiter, Molly Ranson as Jean McCormick/Mimsey Hubley, and Eric Wiegand as The Bellhop/Borden Eisler. Tony winner Michael McGrath and Tony nominee Erin Dilly standby for Broderick and Parker, respectively, with Laurie Veldheer, Cesar J. Rosado, Brian Eng, and Olivia Hernandez serving as understudies.
This is the first Broadway revival of the Simon work. It premiered in 1968 starring George C. Scott and Maureen Stapleton, and was adapted for film in 1971 starring Walter Matthau and Stapleton. Carol Burnett starred in a 1987 television movie adaptation. The revival was originally planned for the spring 2020 season, but theatres shuttered just one day before previews were set to begin. Plaza Suite marks the first time Broderick and Parker have worked together since they appeared as J. Pierrepont Finch and Rosemary Pillkington in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 1996.
The production features a set design by Tony winner John Lee Beatty, costumes by Tony winner Jane Greenwood, lighting by Tony winner Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Tony winner Scott Lehrer, and incidental music by Tony winner Marc Shaiman. General management is provided by 101 Productions, Ltd., and casting is by Jim Carnahan.
Plaza Suite is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Hal Luftig, with James L. Nederlander, Douglas L. Meyer, Elizabeth Armstrong, Hunter Arnold, Caitlin Clements, Eilene Davidson Productions, Jeffrey Finn, Terry Schnuck, Smith and Brant Theatricals, Sherry and Kirk Wright, and Mike Isaacson.