Harvey met birthday boy Rob when he was playing Buddy in one of his many productions of FOLLIES and Rob played Young Buddy. Apparently Rob looked so amazingly like Harvey when he was a youngster that the director said, "Kid, if you can sing and dance the part is yours!"
Perhaps switching hats wasn't the best idea....
Other guests I saw were Tom Viola, Executive Director of Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, and Eve Plumb of THE BRADY BUNCH. I also met Brian Charles Rooney, most recently in BEDBUGS! but perhaps most famous for playing Lucy Brown in the last Broadway revival of THREEPENNY OPERA with Cyndi Lauper and Alan Rickman.
Brian and I were bemoaning the difficulty we are having getting auditions at the moment, and suddenly a guest nearby said Brian would be perfect for the lead in an upcoming Off-Broadway musical which is auditioning next Tuesday and handed him his card with all the details. I'm telling you, this town is ALL about being in the right place at the right time!!