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Sarah Jessica Parker, husband Broderick play troubled couples on London stage

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LONDON — Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker is making her debut in London’s West End alongside her husband Matthew Broderick — in a play where they portray three troubled couples.

That might sound like a challenge for a husband-and-wife team, but Ms. Parker and Mr. Broderick told Reuters they enjoyed appearing together in Neil Simon’s comedy Plaza Suite.

“It’s very easy to work together I find… She’s so good, so that helps,” Mr. Broderick said after a gala performance on Sunday night, attended by actors Martin Freeman and Marisha Wallace alongside other celebrities.

Plaza Suite was set to open in New York in spring 2020 but the curtains came down when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It opened in 2022 and has now moved to London’s Savoy Theatre.

“I think we understand now what it is… in the beginning it seemed daunting and potentially a catastrophe before we ever did it because there was so much to figure out together,” Ms. Parker said.

“I wasn’t concerned about him, I was more concerned about me. But we sort of have a language as we all do in the cast and the company. It’s great, I think also especially being here it’s nervous making… but to have somebody that you feel so happily reliant upon, it’s made it very comforting.”

Both are no strangers to the stage. Ms. Parker made her Broadway debut aged 11. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star Mr. Broderick has two Tony Awards and last performed in London in 2019.

The play, which opened this month and has had mixed reviews, runs until April 13.Asked how it felt to bring the show to London, Ms. Parker said: “Thus far okay… it’s been really lovely, it’s been fun. And I think we’ve both been very touched by the reception of the audience. They’ve been so spirited and enthusiastic it’s been really wonderful.” — Reuters