I added photos of Matt at the “8” Broadway Opening Night tonight.
PS: Thanks Crayen for donating the first 6 photos!
As the star of USA’s hit drama White Collar, Matt Bomer is considered one of today’s most charismatic and promising young TV stars. Bomer, even as a busy in-demand actor and a father of three children, is mindful of his social responsibility and will appear in this evening’s one-night-only staged reading of 8. The play, written by Milk’s Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello, is based on the trial surrounding California’s notorious Proposition 8, which made same-sex marriage illegal. The play’s dialogue is taken from actual transcripts from the trial, as well as first-hand observations of the courtroom drama and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families. Bomer will play Jeff Zarrillo, half of a gay couple (out actor Cheyenne Jackson will play his partner Paul Katami) who were the plaintiffs in the landmark trial. Bomer answered a few questions by email about his involvement in the production and the importance of Prop. 8.
The Advocate: How did you become involved in the staged reading of 8?
Matt Bomer: I was asked to be a part of the project about a month ago, and I immediately said yes before I even read the play. I think Joe Mantello and Lance Black are both incredibly talented; but more importantly, it was to raise money for an incredibly important cause.
Why did you want to be a part of the production?
It’s sad that in 2011 we even have to discuss the fight for marriage equality in the United States. How can we say that we’re a country that grants liberty and justice for all, and yet denies same-sex couples the right to marry? I feel that the generations to come will view this time period in terms of civil rights for the LGBT community as pretty sad and unnecessary. And I know that in my lifetime, everyone American will have the right to legally marry the person they choose and that it will be recognized federally as well as by the state.
You can read the rest of the interview here.
Sorry it’s been awhile since my last update! Since news has been a little slow lately, I’ve been taking a break from updating the site. I added 4 more photos of Matt at the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards, and 3 more “White Collar” set photos from June 6th donated by my friend Stephanie.
Also, thanks to Angela for the tip about this lovely video!
PS: The September 2011 Desktop Calendar has also been added here.
John Lithgow, Bradley Whitford and Matt Bomer have joined the starry roster of the one-night-only reading of Dustin Lance Black’s Prop 8-themed play, 8, according to The Village Voice. Whitford will play defense attorney Charles Cooper, while Bomer will play Jeff Zarillo, real-life husband of Paul Katami (played by the previously announced Cheyenne Jackson). Zarillo and Katami were central litigants in the Prop 8 trial. Directed by Joe Mantello, the reading is set for September 19 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.
The trio joins a cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Anthony Edwards, Christine Lahti, Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson, Rob Reiner and Yeardley Smith.
The play follows the final days of the federal legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8, which eliminated the right for gay and lesbian couples to marry in California. Black wrote 8 based on the actual trial transcripts and firsthand observations of the courtroom drama and interviews with plaintiffs and families. The show features arguments and testimony from both sides of the issue.
Update: You can also enter to win two tickets to the premiere on Broadway here.
I have finally added 90 exclusive photos taken by myself, Kim, Ally, and Carol on July 25th and July 28th while watching “White Collar” Episode 3×13 film. I apologize for the delay in getting these added! Please do not post these exclusive photos elsewhere. Credit is also posted below each photo in the gallery. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to spend much time with Matt, but it was so great to see him again. It was also a pleasure meeting Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, and Ross McCall. And lastly, I’m really looking forward to visiting NYC next year!
PS: In case you missed the “White Collar” set video I uploaded, you can view it below.
I created a video consisting of Matt’s highlights from the Madden NFL 12 Pigskin Pro-Am.
It was really difficult to make nice captures from the game, but I did my best!
You can view them here.
Don’t forget to watch/record the Madden NFL 12 Pigskin Pro-Am tomorrow, August 28th at 7:00 pm EST! It will air on NBC preceding the Oakland Raiders hosting the New Orleans Saints (NBC, 8:00 pm EST) preseason matchup on Sunday Night Football. In case you’re unable to watch it, I’ll be adding captures and video clips.
PS: Tricia also notified me that Matt’s January 18th Ellen appearance will be airing on Tuesday, August 30th.
USA Network has renewed White Collar for a fourth season!
White Collar, created by Jeff Eastin, will return with a 16-episode order. Production is set to begin next year. Currently, the series is filming the second half of its third season, which will return in January 2012.
The caper drama, starring Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay, recently ended the first half of its second season with a season high 4.3 million total viewers tuning in. Season-to-date, White Collar has averaged 3.9 million on Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
“We’re thrilled to offer our viewers another season that promises some of the best writing in television, unexpected twists and generous helpings of America’s favorite bromance,” said USA Network co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber.
White Collar joins a strong lineup at USA, with the recently renewed buddy lawyer series Suits, Burn Notice, In Plain Sight and Fairly Legal among those returning. Earlier this summer, the network greenlit Michael Ealy’s Common Law to series. It is highly likely that rookie Necessary Roughness will return for a second round.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter