In the latter half of the eighties, a very hip theatrical company named Naked Angels came to be. Some of the members were/are Rob Morrow, Gina Gershon, Fisher Stevens, Merrill Holtzman/Jack Merrill (he changed his name between then and now), Kristen Johnston, Matthew Broderick, Marisa Tomei, Joe Mantello, a mess o’ Parkers (Pippin,
Sarah Jessica, Timothy Britten), Ron Rifkin, Lili Taylor, Nancy Travis, Jon Robin Baitz, Patrick Breen…
They garnered their first bit of infamy because another member of their troop was JFK, Jr.
, whose desire for a theatrical career was as well known as his mom Jackie
’s aversion to it. Though Jackie won, John John fed his thwarted ambition by being the MC at the many Naked Angels benefits. In fact, the first time I ever saw Kennedy’s future Mrs. was at one of those splashy benefits, where she was planted on his lap during much of ... Read More