THE PHILANTHROPIST OPENS ON BROADWAY with Matthew Broderick:
Shooting Broadway is my first love and when a show comes up that I am really interested in I’ll bump a Andy Garcia movie premiere or a Katie Holmes party to photograph an exciting Broadway opening, as I did for this one. Matthew Broderick has always been a favorite of mine ever since I saw him in “Torch Song Trilogy” way back when. Tonight he was opening at the American Airlines Theater on 42nd Street, Broadway baby YEAH.
Chistopher Hampton (Playwright) (Who did the screenplay which was turned into a delcious tale the 1988 – Dangerous Liaisons
directed by Stephen Frears
and starring John Malkovich
, Glenn Close
, Michelle Pfeiffer
and Uma Thurman
.) and David Grindley
Although Sarah Jessica Parker wasn’t on the list I received beforehand, I figured she would walk the red carpet for her husband’s show, and she did. Here she is signing a few autographs for fans. It was a Coup
d’état to photograph her that night as she is always on everyone’s must photograph list. Most of the photographers were the long time shooters of the white way including Henry, Joe and Bruce. I enjoy shooting with them and they always make me feel at home. Many celebrity photographers in NYC overlook the charm of Broadway, but I enjoy it as well as my other red carpet events. Tonight they missed out.
Sarah Jessica Parker – WaHooo. I watch SATC every night, so I’m a huge fan and am always excited when I can photograph her. For awhile there when I lived in NYC I used to see the happy couple at least once a week to the point where they recognized me, but not the case now, bummer.
Swoosie Kurtz, va va voom, still going strong at 64, who was in Dangerous Liasons the movie. One of the things I do before I cover an event it look people up to see who might be there, friends, family etc. Then after the event I do the same thing to find out why they were there.
Ron Rifkin’s real name is Saul Rifkin. Saul is his name on the TV show Brothers & Sisters. He’s a good friend of SJP and Steven Webber, who also stars in The Philanthropist, was on Brothers & Sister’s for a few episodes.
Jerry Stiller, I remember watching the Stiller and Meara show when I was growing up, way before Ben Stiller’s name was ever mentioned. He and his wife Anne are big Broadway supporters, unfortunately for me she was absent at tonights performance.
Steven Webber of Wings fame, and one of my fav movies “Jeffrey”
, Samantha Soule
, and Jennifer Mudge
Jonathan Cake hits the boards on what looks like another promising Roundabout Theater
It was shortly after this that Matthew tried about 3 times to say for a spot commercial on Broadway.com “I’m Matthew Broderick, and your watching Broadway.com or something like that and he and SJP began a fit of laughter. So cute, as sometimes he can be so serious. Probably why he does intellectual comedy so well.
I don’t think this person even thought to ask “Are you too adding to the size of your family anytime soon, that would have been the scoop.
I love that she has “Carrie’s” trademark flower pinned to her dress.
From the 10 minutes I caught of the show to take this photo, the audience was laughing it up, and really seemed to enjoy it. This show will definitely be on my hit list in the next couple weeks to see it. Congratulations for a good run. (See below for theater information & summary of play)
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Congratulations to Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick on their impending addition to their family.
Matthew Broderick stars in this comedic take on the insular lives of academics.
Written as a response to Molière’s The Misanthrope, Christopher Hampton’s wicked comedy examines the empty, insular lives of college intellectuals. At the center of the story is Philip, a professor who seems almost absurdly removed from the political turmoil surrounding him, including the assassination of the Prime Minister and his cabinet.
American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street
(Between 7th and 8th Avenue)