If the Tony Awards don’t come up with a host for their telecast soon, the Broadway org might start looking downtown for that elusive talent.
On Monday night, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins emceed Off Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Awards in Greenwich Village. The Chelsea couple doesn’t have much Broadway pedigree (Sarandon appeared in “An Evening With Richard Nixon” by Gore Vidal in 1972), but they sure knew how to hold the stage at the Lortel Theater.
At one point, “Metamorphoses” writer-director Mary Zimmerman just couldn’t help herself. “I’d like to thank them,” she gushed from the stage. “I’m just thrilled to have such super-glamorous hosts.”
Robbins, in turned, thanked her: “Pool party at my house!”
Suddenly, Sarandon made an impromptu mock-shock appearance upstage.
“Our house!” Robbins quickly revised.
Are they ready for Broadway? Sarandon and Robbins just finished an Off Broadway stint in “The Guys,” they’ve been spotted at the “Into the Woods” opening and other legit preems, and he spoke at a Flea Theater press conference in support of ground-zero theaters.
Tony people, give ’em a call.