May 15th, 2022
NYC. I went to see SJP and Matthew Broderick in Neil Simon's Plaza Suite. Gotta say, I am really, really impressed with Parker's and Broderick's physical comedy skills. It's easy to overlook this kind of mastery on the screen; onstage, it's on obvious display. Broad comedy gets a bad rap in theater these dayz, and/but these two manage to play their slapstick with so much simultaneous zing and gentle charisma. They also have such delightful chemistry (and I hate the overused 'chemistry'...but they have such great chemistry). The play is definitely dated, but, also, who cares? It's fun, it's decadent, and they are supremely charming. It's also great to see seasoned performers - who are married - play with each other with the kind of verve, love, excitability, irritation, boredom, and fight that perhaps only longterm coupledom can grant. The audience is having the BEST TIME.
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