EXCLUSIVE It’s been a long time since Sarah Jessica Parker has been on stage. But the “Sex and the City” star is getting ready to shed Carrie Bradshaw, from what I hear, and join hubby Matthew Broderick treading the boards. Right now Broderick is on Broadway in “Nice Work if You Can Get It” with Blythe Danner in a featured role.
But come the fall, Danner is said to be switching allegiances and joining Parker off Broadway. The play in question is said to be written by actress Amanda Peet. Parker and Danner told our REGINA WEINREICH last night at the East Hampton Guild Hall awards that the deal isn’t completely done, but it looks good. Parker’s last appearance off Broadway was in A. R. Gurney’s “Sylvia.”
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Yes, this play–called The Commons of Pensacola– will be at Lynne Meadow’s Manhattan Theater Club. I always enjoy MTC opening nights because Lynne has a town hall chat welcoming the audience.
Broderick and Parker were there to cheer on pal Nathan Lane, who won an award for performing arts. Walter Isaacson got the literary award for his Steve Jobs book. Dan Aykroyd and Lorne Michaels were among the presenters. Guild Hall is the cultural center of the Hamptons, maintained beautifully partially because of the money raised at this annual event.
Broderick, meanwhile, has my everlasting support after speaking out so vehemently against New York University’s continuing plans to destroy Greenwich Village. Every effort must be made to thwart NYU in its efforts to devour one of New York’s most important historic neighborhoods. Kudos to Broderick for using his name to help stop them.