He may not have as cool a name as his TV rivals, weathermen Storm Field and Sam Champion, but now he's got his own show playing at New York City's Miranda Theatre Nov. 13-Dec. 18. It's Bobby Rivers in We Can't All Be Matt Lauer, or Bobby Rivers' Misadventures in Broadcasting. In We Can't All Be Matt Lauer, Rivers tells of the incidents that went on behind the scenes at some of the television shows he's worked on, including FOX's "Good Day New York" and NBC's "Weekend Today in New York." He also talks about being one of the original veejays on VH-1 in this chronicle of his life in the business. Rivers is the current film critic of ABC/ Lifetime's "Lifetime Live.”
Matt Lenz, who serves as a resident director for Broadway's Beauty and the Beast as well as the production's national tour, handles the directorial duties on this production.
We Can't All Be Matt Lauer will play Mondays through Dec. 18 at the Miranda, 259 West 30th St. For tickets, priced at $15, call (212) 268-9829.
-- by Ernio Hernandez