Thursday, April 25, 2024

Exclusive: Sarah Jessica Parker Looking at Off Broadway Return This Fall


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.

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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