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FIRST LOOK: YOUR ROOM IS ALMOST READY!!! One of the most highly anticipated productions set to head to the Great Bright Way this season is the long awaited revival of Neil Simon’s legendary comedy Plaza Suite.
Under the direction of John Benjamin Hickey, the cast will be led by….
Tony winner Matthew Broderick,
his real life wife Emmy winner Sarah Jessica Parker,
Danny Bolero,
Molly Ranson,
Eric Wiegand,
Caesar J. Rosado.
This new revival of PLAZA SUITE is set to begin previews on February 25th, 2022 and have its official night set on March 28th, 2022 at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre. It will run for a strictly limited engagement through June 12th, 2022.
To get us excited on what to expect, here is B-Roll footage of this production in action during its initial out-of-town tryout in Boston at the Emerson Colonial Theatre back in February of last year 2020 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This revival of PLAZA SUITE was initially scheduled to begin March 13th, 2020. However the day before was when Broadway got shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The run was delayed twice due to the ongoing 18 1/2 months of Broadway being shutdown. However, it is finally happening stronger than ever.
For those who may not know, PLAZA SUITE is a 3 act play Each act centers on 3 sets of visitors in Suite 719 of New York City’s Plaza Hotel.
Following its world premiere run in Boston, the show originally made its Broadway debut in 1968 at the Plymouth Theatre (now the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre) where it ran for only 2 previews and 1,097 regular performances. Under the direction of Mike Nichols, the cast originally featured….
George C. Scott,
Maureen Stapleton,
Bob Balaban.
The original production was nominated for 3 Tony Awards in 1968. However, it took home only 1 for BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY (for Mike Nichols).
It was later captured on film 3 times. The original film was released in 1971. starring Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton reprising her role from the stage production, Barbara Harris, and Lee Grant.
However, Neil Simon himself was not happy with the final product.
The 2nd filmed version was filmed for HBO in 1982. Filmed in front of a live audience, this version starred Lee Grant and Jerry Orbach.
The most recent version was released as a TV film led by Carol Burnett alongside Hal Holbrook, Dabney Coleman, and Richard Crenna.
Tickets are on sale now for this highly anticipated new production!! All those who held tickets for performances initially set for March 2020 and its pushed to March 2021 engagement, they will have the ability to exchange their tickets for a new performance by contacting the original point of sale.
So excited to finally experience this classic Neil Simon comedy back on Broadway!!
PLAZA SUITE itself continues to be performed in schools, community, and regional theaters around the world.
How exciting is this?
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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