Big stars aren’t just acting in Broadway’s hottest plays, they’re also turning out in droves to see them.
Actress Kim Basinger recently was spotted at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre checking out the sexy cast of “The Look of Love,” while singer/actress Bette Midler also caught a preview of the show and stopped backstage afterward to praise the cast’s performance of 30 Bacharach & David love songs.
Basinger also took in a performance of Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” along with opera star Placido Domingo, actor Ben Vereen, playwright Terrence McNally, director Garry Marshall, and Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey.
Actors Paul Reiser, Uma Thurman, Ethan Hawke, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and, of course, Basinger also were all seen attending a recent performance of “Nine,” starring Antonio Banderas, Chita Rivera, Jane Krakowski and Mary Stuart Masterson.
Gay major league ball player Billy Bean, as well as Broadway diva Patti Lupone and Garry Marshall, attended a performance of the baseball-themed “Take Me Out.”
Meanwhile, “Life (x) 3” at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theater continues to draw the stars. Patrick Stewart was seen at a performance and afterward he and “Star Trek” buddy Brent Spiner, who stars in the show, went out to celebrate. Other stars spotted recently include Alfred Molina — who starred in Yasmina Reza’s “Art” — Steenburgen and Danson, Christine Lahti, Woody Harrelson, Woody Allen and Soon-Yi, Andrea Martin, Katherine Helmond, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Kevin Spacey, Robert Sean Leonard, Dan Lauria, James van der Beek and Mary Tyler Moore.
Al Roker, Charlie Rose, Peter Boyle, Joan Rivers and Peter Strauss were spotted checking out recent performances of “The Play What I Wrote.”
“Life (x) 3″‘s Helen Hunt was seen at “Batbra’s Wedding” checking out her former “Mad About You” co-star John Pankow in the cast, while Reiser, another alum of the sit-com, was seen catching a performances of “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.”