CELEB PlayBlogger Peter Scolari: April 6

PlayBlog   CELEB PlayBlogger Peter Scolari: April 6
 
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We are happy to welcome guest celebrity blogger Peter Scolari, the three-time Emmy Award nominee for his work in the situation comedy "Newhart." Scolari, who is currently in rehearsal for the new Off-Broadway comedy White's Lies (performances begin April 12 at New World Stages), will blog for Playbill.com all week; his first entry follows:

Wow, it's only my second blog and I've already figured out how to use the spell-chick…

Peter Scolari here, giving you the latest news from White Lies rehearsals over at the New World Stages:

We had a designer's run-through today — I'd actually not heard of such a thing before, but it looked as though Donna Karan really enjoyed the
show…

I think it was Donna Karan…

Bruno Magli talked throughout the first three scenes but settled in nicely after someone brought in thin-crust pizza from across the street…

Betsey Johnson blew bubbles from some contraption she'd probably bought from the kid's show next door to us — She's really cute and everything,
but you know I thought about it later and in retrospect, I think it was maybe a tad inappropriate…

That being said, her shoes were fabulous…

Apparently Tommy Hilfiger was a no-show, but Eileen Fisher made it, ditto Ann Taylor — Ralph Lauren sent his ten-year-old nephew in a Spider-Man costume, but the chaps didn't work for me…

Too busy…

Anyway, everyone agreed that Diane Von Furstenberg was stunning, but I felt she'd only come to see Betty Buckley and couldn't have been less
interested in the rest of us…

Cole Haan loved me, but thought Jimmy Ray Bennett was a little too butch…

John Varvatos left with Rena Strober, but you didn't hear it from me...

Christy Carlson Romano signed a lucrative deal with Guess Jeans and may leave the show…

After the run-through, I saw Andrea Grano chatting up Calvin Klein, and he clearly had no objections, but having never seen him up close, I guess
I'd not been aware that he was a tall African-American man.

It's crazy.

You think you know a person because you've seen them on stage or in a movie and yet as it turns out, sometimes they're right in front of you - and if you don't look closely you could walk right past them and never know…

I was trying to get through the turnstile at the IRT and my card wouldn't swipe -

A very kind, somewhat bedraggled looking man took my card and with his one good hand, swiped me through –

Chris Walken

I gave him fifty cents…

I stopped in for a calzone at La Famiglia on the corner of 50th and B'way. I looked closely at the guy who served me and I saw greasepaint
on his collar –

Anthony LaPaglia, helping out between shows…

He's a great guy, I'd met him years ago in Pittsburgh, but he's really let himself go…

Tuc Watkins and I had coffee today after the run-through. He had a regular cup of "joe." I had a tall, half-caf, cherry mocha, with a twist of
mint.

As I went for the chocolate sprinkle powder, I was hip-checked by what I'd first thought was a crazy person: "My powder," she said, "mine, mine, mine," and poured it in the front of her open-toed shoes…

I looked closely at the shoes -

Gorgeous...

And then I recognized her from the run-through —

Donna Karan.

At least I think it was Donna Karan…

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