People have long ponied up for the promise of elegance, familiarity and a bit of gracious pandering, on Broadway as on Central Park South. Throw in the allure of celebrity, and a revival of “Plaza Suite” starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker was always going to be a foolproof attraction for those with good old-fashioned money.
But while no one checks into the Plaza Hotel expecting ingenuity or surprise, the production now playing the Hudson Theatre feels remarkably removed from the moment. Is it the two-year pandemic delay? Not quite. Retro gender politics, a cumbersome three-act structure and dusty humor? You’ll find all of that and more on the room service menu.