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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 15

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5.0 star rating Judy Landers from Boston, Massachusetts

SO GOOD!

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick were superb. Their experience and talent brought each scene equally to life, no matter how different the scene. SJP is Funny! I could see this all over again with these 2 wonderful actors! The theater itself needs to create new spaces for legs (remove some seats)

5.0 star rating Stan from Boston, Massachusetts

WELL DONE

talented people performing a winning Neil Simon play. funny, and very well done. great chemistry between these two. really well worth a ticket to see this. hope they carry it on to Broadway.

5.0 star rating Joe S from Boston, Massachusetts

ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

The best thing to happen in Boston since winning the Revolutionary War. Two actors at the top of their game. Brilliant direction. Perfection in three acts! Loved every moment but the last act alone is worth the price of admission.

5.0 star rating Joseph Stone from Boston, Massachusetts

PERFECT!

Both Stars were brilliant. they each brought a different type of humor to the play and together they were great.We are regular theater goers, Huntington,Boston Ballet, Broadway and Broadway in Boston etc. and found this to be the best play we had seen in years.

5.0 star rating Tess from Boston, Massachusetts

FANTASTIC!

I love them both and they did not disappoint! The acting, the energy...they were having fun on that stage and I felt it. Absolutely outstanding. I wish I could see it again. (I was sitting second row center and was comfortable.)

5.0 star rating Thomas Johns from Boston, Massachusetts

THE TWO STARS COUPLED PERFECTLY

An afternoon performance, the First Act- SJP delivered her best squeaky exclamation of anger and frustration, a la SITC, and I loved it. The Second Act- she was her best naive-frustrated housewife turned sexkitten, great costuming. And yes the Last Act was hilarious! Played to perfection, two great actors were at the top of their game, didn’t miss a beat, I was laughing in anticipation of the jokes and the pace of this act was supreme. Matthew was super cute and an excellent foil to SJP comedic lead, the only time a women should be the lead is down a (visible) lovers lane as such. Thanks you two! Now that’s what I call a matinee

4.0 star rating Becca Capodilupo from Boston, Massachusetts

FUN AND SILLY

This was a fun, silly play which had lots of laughs. If you're looking for something life changing - go watch a different play. SJP has a wide range - MB shines in the comedic roles. They are working out the kinks and having fun in the process. We enjoyed it and it was worth the money.

4.0 star rating Scarlett from Boston, Massachusetts

PLAZA SWEET!

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.

3.0 star rating 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.

3.0 star rating 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.

2.0 star rating Pete Johnson from Boston, Massachusetts

BORING

Play was boring. Seating at theater is torturous due to poor legroom. Would not recommend despite the great talent.

2.0 star rating 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.

2.0 star rating 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.”

1.0 star rating J., west from Boston, Massachusetts

DISPPOINTING

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?

1.0 star rating TooSensitive, Boston from Boston, Massachusetts

UNBELIEVABLY NOISY THEATRE

A beautiful theater marred by a high level of distracting noises. Seats in the mezzanine are like sitting inside a restaurant kitchen with the staff at the bar just outside the door talking loudly and clanging glasses , ice, and whatever else while the play runs just inside. And how hard is it for people to remember to turn off their cell phones? My wife and I counted at least five obnoxious rings during the perfomrance. C'mon people!

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