Plaza Suite Cast Announced
Plaza Suite Cast Announced

Complete Cast of Plaza Suite Announced

Neil Simon’s classic comedy Plaza Suite is readying itself for a major Broadway revival starring real-life married couple Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker. As the production inches closer to its opening at the Hudson Theatre on April 13, 2020, the balance of the cast has officially been announced. Joining Broderick and Parker will be Danny Bolero as The Waiter, Drama Desk Award nominee Molly Ranson as Jean McCormick/Mimsey Hubley, and Eric Wiegand as The Bellhop/Borden Eisler. The cast is completed by Tony Award winner Michael McGrath and Tony Award nominee Erin Dilly, who will standby for Broderick and Parker, respectively; in addition to understudies Laurie Veldheer and Cesar J. Rosado.

Directing the production will be John Benjamin Hickey who is taking a hiatus from his current role in the Broadway two-parter The Inheritance to helm the piece. Plaza Suite will have a run in Boston for a strictly limited 22-performance pre-Broadway engagement at the Emerson Colonial Theatre before moving to the Great White Way. The Emerson Colonial Theatre is where Plaza Suite had its 1968 world premiere and in 1976, Parker made her Boston stage debut as Flora in the pre-Broadway engagement of The Innocents.

Plaza Suite is made up of three one-act plays, each taking place in the same deluxe room at the prestigious Plaza Hotel. Two world-class actors (Broderick and Parker) play three hilarious couples in this uproarious and piercing look at love and marriage from legendary playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner Neil Simon. This new production will mark the first revival of a Neil Simon play following his passing last August at the age of 91. Plaza Suite will also mark the first time Broderick and Parker will share a Broadway stage together since the 1995 revival of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. This event will also mark Broderick’s return to the words of Neil Simon, having won his first Tony Award for creating the role of Eugene Jerome in Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, followed by its sequel, Biloxi Blues.

The revival of Plaza Suite features a creative team that includes two-time Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty (set design), Tony Award winner Jane Greenwood (costume design), five-time Tony Award winner Brian MacDevitt (lighting design), Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer (sound design), with Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman providing incidental music.

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His latest book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, released on October 15. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.

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