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'Game of Thrones': Amanda Peet has a master plan to join the cast

Fun fact: Amanda Peet is married to David Benioff, best known as co-showrunner of Games of Thrones.

Even more fun fact: While on Craig Ferguson’s show Tuesday night, Ferguson pumped Peet for details about what life is like in their household. “What I do is, I go around my house just sort of auditioning for parts on Game of Thrones,” she joked.

Ferguson then pointed out that considering her marriage, there’s probably an easier way for her to get on the HBO drama. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

Sarah Jessica Parker's new stage role: Get a behind-the-scenes look -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

It’s amazing to discover that Sarah Jessica Parker hasn’t appeared on the New York stage in 12 years (!), which was right in the midst of her celebrated turn as Carrie Bradshaw in HBO’s Sex and the City.

Meanwhile, uptown…(hee hee), it is quite a big deal that NYC has her back, starring in a brand-new play called The Commons of Pensacola, written by none other than actress Amanda Peet (The Good Wife) — making her stage debut as a playwright — with a tale of a woman (Parker) reconnecting with her her mother, who has been forced out of living a luxurious lifestyle. And given that the latter role is played by Blythe Danner (who, it is mentioned, was Parker’s co-star in A.R. Gurney’s delightful comedy Sylvia nearly 20 years ago), this looks to be one of the hot shows to catch this fall. And it’s already a monster hit off-Broadway, with nary a performance under their belt and a several-week extension (seats are only on sale through Jan. 26, so you might want to act fast). Judging by the clip below, there appears to be no shortage of chemistry between these ladies.

The Commons of Pensacola begins previews at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Stage I in NYC on Oct. 22, with an opening night scheduled for Nov. 21. The play will run through Jan. 26; for tickets and additional info, you can visit MTC’s website.

Sarah Jessica Parker 'in conversation' to join Blythe Danner on stage

It’s official: Sarah Jessica Parker is (maybe) returning to the stage.

Entertainment Weekly can confirm a Showbiz 411 report that Parker is in talks to join a play written by actress Amanda Peet about “a family weathering a major financial crisis,” the Manhattan Theater Club told EW in a statement.

“We are looking forward to producing the world premiere of The Commons of Pensacola … directed by Lynne Meadow as part of our 2013-2014 season,” the MTC said. “We are in conversation with Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker about appearing in this timely, new play.”

At the moment Danner is featured in Nice Work if You Can Get It alongside Parker’s husband, Matthew Broderick, but the new deal would see her switch productions in the fall. If Parker comes on board, it will be her first stage appearance since the ’90s.

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