Scarlett from Boston, Massachusetts
It was delightful to see these two talented stars. I can’t remember the last time I laughed that hard! Both performers were spot on, and their chemistry is one of the reasons. Tip: If you are medium height to tall, get an aisle seat or a seat with no seats in front. I am petite, and it was tight.
David from Boston, Massachusetts
NOT GREAT, NOT TERRIBLE
The set was one of the most beautiful I've seen and I loved the missing wall effect between sitting room and bedroom. Both stars have entertained us all for many years so seeing them live was a real treat. I must confess I was disappointed with Matthew in these roles. The third piece about the reluctant bride was his best, but overall he seemed out of place and did not seem up to the task. Or perhaps he was diminished in comparison to Sarah-Jessica whose performance was funny, dynamic, entertaining, effusive and just plain fun. She looked like she was having fun herself. She shined. She had movement, expression, body language, comic timing; over the top sometimes, but it's theater and it's Neil Simon. It's supposed to be fun, occasionally stretched to exaggeration. I hope Matthew can improve his performance, but overall I did enjoy it very much.
from Boston, Massachusetts
I SAW THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION.
Sarah Jessica and Matthew Broderick are working hard in Neil Simon's three act comedy. They seem more at home in the last act which is pure farce but seem out of their element in the more serious first act. This production will have to work harder to match the original where the actors were not known for comedy. The new stars have to take the laughs more seriously.
Pete Johnson from Boston, Massachusetts
Play was boring. Seating at theater is torturous due to poor legroom. Would not recommend despite the great talent.
Jay from Boston, Massachusetts
STARS DON'T ALWAYS DELIVER
Sarah Jessica Parker was great but even she couldn't pull anything worth while out of Mathew Broderick. I'm a fan of his, but this was a rough performance. He had 3 characters to get it right and none of them really landed. The audience seemed overly willing to let it slide based on the star power, but had they been unknowns, I don't believe the reviews would be as kind as they are.
Anonymous Boston ticketgoer from Boston, Massachusetts
THIS PLAY IS DATED AND DOES NOT HOLD UP
“Plaza Suite” has not aged well, and really is a very thin and tedious excuse to spend a ton of money to see Broderick and Parker, who are beloved actors. Don’t waste your time on this. The first of the three acts is the best. I suspect that reviews would not have been kind...the producers are counting on the actors to sell tickets before everyone realizes how awful this show is, comparable in depth to a tired old episode of “The Love Boat.”
J., west from Boston, Massachusetts
Hmmm...5 star reviewers above didn't see the same play I did. Neither star was compelling, but at least SJP knew all of her lines. MB wasn't even up to that, and his delivery was as stilted as a bad high school performance. Nevertheless, the Boston audience gave a standing ovation-but when was the last time a Boston audience didn't?
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