Props to community theater

Our fantastic TV writer, Ms. Susan Young, is currently embedded in Pasadena at the Winter Television Critics Association conference, which means she’s up to her eyeballs in celebrities, network spin and hype. You should really check out her blog, Unscripted. It’s really good.

I particularly liked her little interview with Barry Bostwick. Here’s Sue:

. . . San Mateo native Barry Bostwick appears in the Hallmark Channel movie Love is a Four Letter Word with Teri Polo and Donna Mills.

Bostwick’s career zoomed when he starred in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He was the original Danny Zuko in the Broadway production of Grease and won a Tony for his role in The Robber Bridegroom. But he’s best known as the mayor in the hit series “Spin City.”

Bostwick says he fell for a girl, Wendy, while he was a sophomore in high school, which led to his first venture into acting with her at a Walnut Creek dance studio putting on a production of Babes in Toyland.

“All I remember is that I was the villain and my mustache kept falling off,” Bostwick says.
He then graduated to productions like Little Mary Sunshine at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City.

“Community theater is wonderful, with so many great actors,” Bostwick says. “It gave me a great start. I’d love to move back to the Bay Area because it supports theater, but you have to be Robin Williams to afford to live there.”

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