Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Are About to Be Costars for the First Time in 24 Years
The married couple will act alongside each other in the new Broadway play, Plaza Suite.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have been a married couple for 22 years; not once during their two-decade-long marriage have they ever shared a stage. Until now, that is. Parker and Broderick are heading to Broadway to costar in a revival of the late Neil Simon's Plaza Suite, a comedy that consists of three one-acts, all set in the same suite at the Plaza Hotel.
Parker and Broderick will play three couples over the course of the show; two acts follow two married duos, while the third involves a movie producer and one of his former flames. The couple is thrilled about the project, says the former Sex and the City actress. "We simply love the play," Parker told The New York Times. "It's most assuredly a period piece, with cultural and sexual politics that were radically different, but there are these larger themes, about marriage and disappointment and ambition and parenting and betrayal and love, that don't hang their hat on a specific generation.”
Broderick knows his and Parker's status as a married couple will inform their performance—and is thrilled to work alongside his wife. "The fact that we're married is an interesting aside, but really I'm more concerned about doing a good job, and I can't think of anybody better for the part than my wife," he shared.
Luckily, there's a good chance you'll be able to witness Parker and Broderick in action. The play is slated for 22 performances in February at Colonial Theater in Boston. It will then move to Broadway's Hudson Theater for an additional 17-week run (previews begin in March before the show officially opens in April). The couple has acted alongside each other only once before, when Parker joined Broderick in the cast of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 1996, just one year before they tied the knot.