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 final entry follows:
Some say the world will end in fire, some in ice - I'm so tired today - I think a damn fine cup of coffee would suffice...
Peter Scolari here, your man on the street, in the middle of tech rehearsals for White's Lies — previews start Monday April 6th, at New World
The play stars Betty Buckley, Tuc Watkins, Andrea Grano, Christy Carlson Romano, Rena Strober, and Jimmy Ray Bennett inexplicably, in the role of J.R. Ewing.
White's Lies is directed by Bob Cline, but from a moving car, which swings by the front of the theater every four minutes, allowing him to
yell helpful suggestions out the uptown window.
He's very avante-garde, experimental, and afraid to be seen from the waist down, which I think explains the whole car thing...
This blog will be my last for now - But I just asked Ken Jones at Playbill.com to talk to Andrew Gans if I might get to come back 'round
every now and then to stay in touch with my inner pith.
I have many different facets -
Whilst still a young man, I got in touch with my feminine side.
Sometimes I can't stop touching it at all, and my girlfriend Tracy has to talk about hockey to bring me back out of it.
Got a minute for a sidebar?
"Life's a funny thing, isn't it so - that when you think it's sorted out, you sometimes have to go..."
Take a dirt nap - not be down for breakfast - sleep through the millennium, never laugh again...
ooh, that last one takes the room down, dims the lights, and puts it all out there -
Playwright Louis Philips wrote: "The dead and the living, they're all mixed in...", and after I heard it I was never the same...
Wednesday I cited Edmund Gwenn: "Dying is easy, comedy is difficult", and in the context I'd hope to frame, I disagreed.
So I felt before my blogging stint for Playbill.com drew to a close, I'd like to express my gratitude for this life, for my family and friends, for the powers of example who often cut through ice and iron to improve me -
Please indulge me one more time as I free associate:
Random acts of kindness, civilized disagreement, patience, tolerance, acceptance -
Tinkers to Evers to Chance -
Watkins, Buckley, Grano, Carlson, and the comedy stylings of Strober and Bennett -
"We're off to see the wizard..."
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...
What makes the Hottentots so hot - whatta they got that I ain't got?
The Cowardly Lion replies: "Courage"...
"Do one thing every day that scares you." (Eleanor Roosevelt)
To which the author replies: "I'll give it a try" -
One day at a time...
I gotta make like a hockey player and get the puck outta here...