St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown has entertained its share of VIPs, from congressmen to captains of industry. On Thanksgiving, the rectory hosted one of cinema’s leading couples.
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker joined Matthew’s sister, Pastor Janet Broderick, for a holiday gathering that included 24 members of the Broderick, Parker and Forste clans. (Sarah Jessica’s stepfather is a Forste.)
The actors’ son, James Wilkie Broderick, 9, got a lesson on the church’s 1930 Skinner organ from Darryl Roland, the new music director at St. Peter’s who specializes in children’s choral instruction.
The Thanksgiving scene also boasted five 2-year-olds–including Loretta and Tabatha, James’ twin sisters–along with a 27-pound turkey and pies from Sarah Jessica’s favorite Greenwich Village shop.
Rounding out the cast were the actress’ brothers, Toby Parker, who toured with the original Broadway cast of Annie, and Andrew Parker, who works on the Broadway production of Anything Goes, and their families.
Sarah Jessica had just returned from Australia, where she promoted her film, I Don’t Know How She Does It. Her next movie, New Year’s Eve, is a romantic comedy co-starring Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ashton Kutcher.
Matthew, now co-starring in Tower Heist, returns to Broadway next year opposite Kelli O’Hara in Nice Work If You Can Get It, a musical comedy with songs by the Gershwins.