Family Night Out! Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Take Kids to Opening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker took their kids to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway on its opening night
The family of five headed to the opening night of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway in New York City on Sunday. The rare public outing saw all three children — 14-year-old son James Wilkie and 7½-year-old twins Loretta and Tabitha — hitting the red carpet with their famous parents.
The twins looked sweet in coordinating pink coats, while their brother wore a tie for the occasion. Their ultra-fashionable mother opted for a floral-print dress, paired with a bright-green blazer and matching heels.
The Sex and the City actress, 52, documented the entire evening on social media, beginning with the car ride to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. “It’s a family affair,” she can be heard singing in an Instagram video before asking her kids where they’re off to.
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“Yipee! On our way to see ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory‘ and the whole family get to go and cheer for our dear @scottwittman and @marc_shaiman,” Parker captioned the post.
She also gave fans a glimpse inside the theater before the show began, pointing the camera on the creators while a silhouette of Willy Wonka loomed behind the curtain.
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The actress even showed off her playbill and opening night party pass — appropriately designed as a golden ticket.
“A lot of VERY happy people just left the Lunt-Fontanne theatre in NYC. Count the Parker-Brodericks among them,” she wrote. “Join the joy and be an audience at ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ “
Although both Parker and Broderick have been on Broadway — she starred in the 1996 revival of Once Upon a Mattress, while he has won two Tony Awards — the actress has said she won’t let her children act for a long time.
“I don’t want him to do it until after he goes to college,” she said in 2011 of her son. “But part of me thinks maybe it’s better if he knows the truth now about how hard it is to be a working actor.”
Continued Parker, “I don’t know if he grasps what it took to get us here.”