Anything can happen in live theater, a lesson Matt Bomer recently learned the hard way.
The White Collar star stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to chat about his current run in Broadway’s The Boys in the Band revival.
He described how one simple oversight — in this case, forgetting to check his props — can lead to a situation ripped from the pages of The Beginner’s Guide to Archetypal Nightmares (now available in paperback).
A crucial towel was never placed on the set before the show began.
“My character takes a shower within the first five minutes of the play,” Bomer explained. “And I realized there was no towel for me when I got out of the shower.”
He continued: “I had the choice to either do the rest of the 10-minute scene buck naked — which would not have made any sense…or grab my tighty-whities and put them back on my soaking wet body and then do the rest of the scene in wet tighty-whities.”
The show must go on.