Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Chris Noth Confirms He’s Headed to Broadway


Last night, “Sex and the City” star Chris Noth gave me the secret ending to the new movie, due at the end of May.

“We all die,” Noth cracked wise after stopping by Elaine’s for drinks with pals. He was wearing a gray and white track suit, and showed off pictures of his two year old son.

Actually, Noth did confirm for me that he’s planning to take Broadway by storm sometime this year. My pal in London, Baz Bamigboye, first broke the story in the Daily Mail that Noth would appear in a production of “Born Yesterday” with British actress Hayley Atwell.

Chris says the play will be directed by Broadway vet Doug Hughes. and will happen as soon it’s clear what his schedule is with hit TV series, “The Good Wife.” and other movies. “Born Yesterday” could be on the boards by the fall or in early spring 2011.

Meanwhile, Chris–one of the good guys–commutes back and forth to his native New York from Los Angeles, where he’s been living of late. The Elaine’s regular just missed famed writer and Paul Newman (and Hemingway) biographer A. E. Hotchner, as well as former Police Commissioner to the country (NYC, LA, Boston) Bill Bratton and TV personality/lawyer wife Rikki Kleiman, plus a bevy of Broadway heavyweights including Jimmy and Margo Nederlander. Noth did get to see legendary flackĀ  Bobby Zarem, who’s visiting from Savannah, Georgia this week.

Any “Sex and the City 2” tidbits at all from Chris Noth? What about John Corbett, I asked? “Oh, his part was totally cut,” he replied with a grin. One thing he did concede: “This one is a much better movie than the first one.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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