The reviews are in for the first Broadway revival of Neil Simon's Plaza Suite, starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker. The Neil Simon comedy officially opened March 28 at the Hudson Theatre, under the helm of director John Benjamin Hickey. Previews began February 25 for the limited engagement, set to continue through June 26.
Real-life couple Broderick and Parker play 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.
The cast also includes Danny Bolero, Molly Ranson, and Eric Wiegand. 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.
Read the reviews below.
Cititour.com (Brian Scott Lipton)
Did They Like It (Juan Michael Porter)
The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)
New York Daily News (Chris Jones)
New York Magazine/Vulture (Helen Shaw)
The New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)
New York Stage Review (Jesse Oxfield and Frank Scheck)
New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)
New York Theatre Guide (Joe Dziemianowicz)
Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)
The Washington Post (Mark Kennedy)
Playbill will continue to update this article as reviews come in.
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.