Sarah Jessica Parker could star in Amanda Peet’s first play with Blythe Danner

By Daniel S Levine,

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker could be returning to the stage in The Commons of Pensacola, the first play writte by actress Amanda Peet. Parker would co-star with Blythe Danner.

Showbiz 411 first reported the news that Parker would join the off Broadway play, which will be staged at the Manhattan Theater Club.

MTC confirmed the report in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “We are in conversation with Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker about appearing in this timely, new play,” the statement reads.

The Commons of Pensacola will be directed by Lynne Meadow, MTC’s artistic director, reports The New York Times. Artistic producer Mandy Greenfield called Peet’s play “thrilling.” It is about a family suffering during the recent financial crisis.

“They came here, and they did a reading, and we’re talking with them about it,” Greenfield told the Times about Parker and Danner. “We’re all very excited about it.”

Parker hasn’t appeared on Broadway since MTP produced A. R. Gurney’s Sylvia in 1995. Danner is currently on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It with Parker’s husband, Matthew Broderick.

Peet recently appeared in Identity Thief and stars in the upcoming The Way, Way Back. She also appeared on CBS’ The Good Wife.



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