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See Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick in ‘Plaza Suite’ on Broadway

Is Plaza Suite coming back to Broadway? Yes it is and the wait is over! The classic comedy Plaza Suite is back on Broadway starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick!


How long will Plaza Suite run on Broadway?

Originally planned to make its Broadway revival in March 2020, Plaza Suite returned to Broadway in February 2022 at the Hudson Theatre, with shows running through June 2022.

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What is Plaza Suite about?

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick play three different couples across 3 acts in one famous hotel room at the Plaza Hotel: suite 719.

While each of the 3 acts involve different characters, they are all set in Suite 719 of New York City’s Plaza Hotel. 

In the first act, SJP and Matthew play Sam and Karen, a married couple revisiting their honeymoon suite in attempt to rekindle their relationship. They end up having a heated argument where Karen accuses Sam of having an affair with his secretary.

In the second act, Matthew plays a movie producer named Jesse Kiplinger with his former lover, a suburban housewife named Muriel Tate. Muriel agreed to meet Jesse at the suite to catch up on lost time, while Jesse attempts to seduce her.

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In the third act, Roy and Norma are a married couple getting ready for their daughter’s wedding day. Unfortunately, their daughter Mimsey locked herself in the bathroom and refuses to come out. The act follows Roy and Norma as they frantically try to get her to go on with the wedding.

The play was written by the iconic Neil Simon and was first introduced in 1968. Neil grew up in NYC during the Great Depression. As many writers do, including comedy writers like Neil, he looked to his life experiences when writing plays and film adaptions of his plays. Growing up, he reportedly escaped the harsh realities of life in the city by going to the movies.

Neil’s plays, Barefoot in the Park and The Odd Couple, both put him on the Broadway map.

TONY Award winner John Benjamin Hickey leads the new revival which features an impressive cast and crew.

Plaza Suite is the first time Matthew and SJP have worked together in 20 years

Would you believe that Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker rarely choose to work together? That choice may be part of what has kept them happy for so many years.

With SJP shooting movies and TV shows by day and Matthew starring in Broadway shows at night, it ensures that at least one of them is home with the kids.

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The Hollywood power couple last worked together in 1996. Matthew Broderick starred as J. Pierrepont Finch in the 1995 Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Once Matthew left, SJP joined the cast to play Finch’s love interest Rosemary Pilkington. Finally, before the show’s closing in 1996, Matthew returned and the couple took the stage together. 


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“It happened too fast for them to think too much about it; it was a little as if the couple had been dropped, dreamlike, onstage together,” describes The New York Times in a March 2020 feature on the couple’s return to Broadway together.


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“I feel I’ve waited a lifetime,” Sarah Jessica Parker wrote in an Instagram post announcing the production, expressing excitement to work with her husband, “an actor whom I get to love onstage and off.” 

What makes Plaza Suite great

“When we re-read Plaza Suite, we were just reminded how freaking funny it was. How funny it is but also how moving it is,” SJP revealed in a March 2020 interview with Entertainment Tonight. “How much it is about relationships and marriage and milestones and betrayal. How much it is about marriages at different parts, at different points of years spent together and the absurdity of all of it.”

Set in the 1960s, SJP says the play “truly feels like a portal,” with characters that “don’t feel familiar to me at all.”

Matthew Broderick feels he owes his career to Neil Simon, the mind behind the show where he made his Broadway debut: Brighton Beach Memoirs

“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,” Matthew once said of the late playwright, who he collaborated with many times during his career.

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