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).
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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.
Oh, I would really enjoy seeing this play again gaining insight into both my and the real world changes in 50 years.
Watching the clip solidified two thoughts…
One…Matt is a sweetheart. He’s one of the few pretty men that I don’t despise. I know, shallow and judgmental.
Two…Fallon is an interrupting, nervous laughing, complete jerk and extremely annoying.
i couldn’t agree with you more about jimmy fallon —- why hes on t he tonight show i’ll never know — he not funny hes a bore and he laughs t everything —- for us old fogies no one could or has replaced johnny carson — of the late night group colbert is just a wee bit too political but is a good — not great interviewer —- i find the guy funny at times — the one i enjoy the most is jimmy kimmel —- great opening monologue — guest etc — fallon is a dork — just another lorne michaels kissa– —–
So true Matt has a pretty face and even a prettier A**. Fallon acts to childish, stopped watching the Late show when he took over.
You nailed it. I refuse to watch Fallon for that very reason. I quit even checking in when he turned an Alex Skarsgard interview into an all-but incoherent word salad. Sounds like he did the same sort of shit with Bomer.
Bomer is the stuff dreams are made of.
specifically: wet dreams
Saw the play prior to opening night and, having seen the original production off-Broadway years ago, I feared it would be terribly dated. I was very pleased that, while much has changed over the years, the play still felt almost uncomfortably real and, with the exception of a clearly 1970ish set, it holds up remarkably well. I spoke with a young gay couple (truly half my age) seated next to me after the performance and they said the play felt relatable and not particularly dated. The younger of the couple said that he could identify someone in his own circle of friends who was very similar to each character in the play (something I too felt years ago when I first saw the play and movie that followed).
I had the choice to either do the rest of the 10-minute scene buck naked — which would not have made any sense…
because gay men who are sometimes lovers (the characters are) would be so modest?’
rework that story Matt
I’m sure the audience would not have minded.
Matt is precious and so adorable, not just his looks but his “being”.
I agree that Matt is adorable.
I’m old enough to have seen the original production as well as the movie. (Frederick Combs, the original Ronald was, in fact, a friend of mine.) My biggest issue with the play was then–and still is–the fact that Matt Crowley, in his attempt to represent a cross-section of gay men, created a supposedly close group of men who, in reality, would be very unlikely to run in the same circle much less be as close to each other as these guys supposedly are.
I don’t know, Judysdad, every circle or group of gay friends I’ve ever been in, here in NYC, has included an extremely diverse cross-section of men, many from very different backgrounds. My only regret is the frequent lack of racial diversity in these groups, but you can’t have everything. Latinos and African-Americans seem to prefer to socialize with “their own kind.” I think that’s changing as the new generation of gay men comes of age. But I could be wrong.
Love Bomer, hate Fallon. Killed “The Tonight Show” for me. He always struck me as someone who really really really needs to prove he’s the funniest man in the room – found myself screaming at the set “GIVE YOUR GUESTS A CHANCE TO TALK!!!”.
Anyhow. Will watch Colbert any night.
That said; would love to see “Boys in the Band”! Towels or not.
Jimmy Fallon interrupts too much!
Jimmy Fallon has committed the most grievous of sins any comedian can commit. He’s NOT FUNNY. /|\
Seriously, does anybody turn on the TV to watch a quasi-celebrity talk about his kids? I think the genre is over and done with.
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