Scribe McNally sees 'Dreams' awaken Off Broadway
What: Thursday’s preem of Terrence McNally‘s Off Broadway play “Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams”
Who: McNally, helmer Michael Morris, cast Nathan Lane, Marian Seldes, Alison Fraser, Miriam Shor, Darren Pettie and R.E. Rodgers; guests Isabella Rossellini, Susan Stroman and her “Producers” editor Steven Weisberg, as well as McNally’s collaborators on the new “Catch Me If You Can” tuner, Jack O’Brien, Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.
Where: 59E59 Theater with an after-party at Bottega del Vino
Lane on the brain: McNally said he wrote the play for Lane. “He tells that to all the waiters,” Lane countered.
No end in sight: In addition to filming the “Producers” movie this year, Lane stepped in at the last minute to open the tuner in London. And now his appearance in “Dedication” gives him no time off before rehearsals on “The Odd Couple,” with Matthew Broderick, begin next month. Is he a guy who just can’t say no?
“I do believe in vacations,” Lane said. “But entertainmentwise, I am a soft touch.”