Alexander & Wise: Together Again

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Old pals Jason Alexander and Scott Wise bumped into each other at Ragtime the other night. Both of them owe their Tonys to Jerome Robbins' Broadway. ("I have to do everything he does," Wise glibly offered by way of an explanation.)

Alexander parlayed his prize into a one-way ticket to L.A., where he found more fame and awards (on "Seinfeld"). A Broadway return looks distant to him now — "probably not in the very near future, but keep the street going till I get back."

Wise has at least stayed true to this coast. "I'm running a theatre-arts school in Connecticut," he said [FineLine Theatre Arts in New Milford, with wife Elizabeth Parkinson] — but he's not a fanatic about academia: "I'm up for Promises, Promises," he secretively let slip, "so I might be in that, maybe."

The girl in the red velvet swing in Ragtime is Wise's little girl, Savannah, who hit Broadway at 10 and did two years of Les Miserables, then returned to the Main Stem earlier this year to replace Amy Spanger as Rock of Ages' Sherrie.

— Harry Haun

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