Sarah Jessica Parker Pleads the Case for Broadway’s Return

Sarah Jessica Parker, Photo: ©PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM
Sarah Jessica Parker, Photo: ©PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM

Amagansett’s Sarah Jessica Parker has written an editorial for Variety pleading the case for the reopening of Broadway theaters.

The actress and businesswoman, who was in the midst of a revival of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite with husband Matthew Broderick when the COVID-19 hit, believes the Broadway is intrinsic to the economic success and health of Manhattan, and discusses how the livelihoods of many theater artists are in danger. She writes: “Theater is the way we induce visitors to come to our city and plan those special afternoons and evenings, which keep such a vast web of my fellow citizens employed and afloat. All the people I know and all the people I don’t know who are out of work need theater for the rent, and the mortgage, and children’s educations — all the countless ‘ands’ that are creating so much anxiety across the city and the nation.”

Parker continues: “Whether it’s a theater or a small business, you can’t reopen a business until you have the patrons there — it’s a psychological thing. And I believe it’s incumbent upon people who’ve had success in this city to reinvest, to come home.”

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