Emmy-winning actor Peter Scolari is set
to star in the new off-Broadway play It Must Be Him.
The former Bosom Buddies star
will play Louie Wexler, a washed-up gay writer who is looking for
love, when It Must Be Him premieres
at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater on Wednesday.
“[Louie is] a comedy writer who has
an Emmy that he sleeps with,” Scolari
told NY Daily News. “He hasn't worked much in a number
of years and he's hoping to break out of his slump.”
at Broadway.com, the play's author, Kenny Solms, said writing It
Must Be Him “made me come to terms with my parents and the
things I could never say to them when they were alive.”
According to Solms: “In It Must Be
Him, Louie Wexler (Peter Scolari), a whiz kid comedy writer from
the heyday of variety television, is now down on his luck. With his
devoted agent (John Treacy Egan) and his considerably less devoted
housekeeper (Liz Torres) by his side, Louie finds himself broke,
lonely and on the wrong side of middle age. Desperate to rekindle
his fading career, save his posh Beverly Hills home and find the man
of his dreams, Louie searches high and low for one last shot at his
own real-life happy ending.”
The 54-year-old Scolari appeared
earlier this year in the short-lived play White's Lies.