How many celebrities can fit into Bruce Springsteen’s dressing room at “Springsteen on Broadway”?
I think we found out on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Five celebs visited the Boss and Patti Scialfa backstage at the Walter Kerr Theatre on 48th Street after the night’s performance.
It was likely a record, except for the Oct. 12, 2017 opening night, which was invite only. On Tuesday, the most unlikeliest celeb was probably Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the world-renowned psychosexual therapist.
She posted two pics of the visit on her Twitter account.
“Any guesses what I was telling @springsteen? Don’t waste your time, I would never tell!” posted Dr. Ruth, who’s 90.
One of Dr. Ruth’s pics was photo-bombed by Courtney Cox, star of “Friends” and the 1984 video for “Dancing in the Dark.” It was apparently the first time Cox and Springsteen had met since filming the video in St. Paul, Minnesota, according to People. Springsteen recreates the video narrative of a dancer plucked from the audience when he performs “Dancing” with the E Street Band to this day.
Cox was there with “Friends” co-star Jennifer Aniston.
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the collaborators on the hit movie, “The Big Sick,” also made it backstage.
“Pretty sure I didn’t say ‘You’re the most important thing in the world to me’ when I met this man. Fairly sure. Kinda sure. I probably said it. That’s bad,” tweeted Nanjiani with a pic of him and Springsteen.
Nanjiani stars on the HBO hit “Silicon Valley.”
“Springsteen on Broadway” runs through Dec. 15 at the Kerr.
Chris Jordan: firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @chrisfhjordan