Two of the Hamptons’ most beloved actors, Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner, are in talks about possibly starring in a new play that would premiere at Manhattan Theater Club next season, according to TheWrap.com.
Penned by actor Amanda Peet, The Commons of Pensacola centers on a family enduring a major financial crisis. MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow has agreed to direct the production.
Danner, who is currently starring alongside Parker‘s husband Matthew Broderick in Nice Work If You Can Get It on Broadway, was offered the part in The Commons of Pensacola after reading for the producers weeks ago. She is currently weighing her options and has yet to commit.
The last time SJP did any live theater was in MTC‘s 2001 production of Wonder of the World, and she earned two Best Actress nominations that year. Parker (before she was SJP) and Danner also starred together in MTC‘s 1995 production of Sylvia, but, like her former cast-mate, she hasn’t committed to The Commons of Pensacola.
While the play would be featured during MTC‘s 2013-2014 season, dates and additional casting considerations have not been announced. Peet will not be acting in the play.