Friday, September 9, 2011
Since they met at that competition in Rumson and subsequently began working together in 1979, playwright-actors Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore have co-written and starred in "Love, Sex and the I.R.S." -- and a whopping 22 other plays that are frequently performed across the United States and beyond. They've co-scripted and acted in movies, and they've served as producers and writers on "Yes, Dear" and "The Hughleys," among other well-known TV shows.
The Jersey natives can now be seen performing their hit off-Broadway play "You've Got Hate Mail" on Friday nights at the Upper West Side's Triad theater.
The show -- a cutting, comic play inspired by A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" and told entirely through e-mails -- centers on a cheating husband (Van Zandt) who accidentally sends a self-incriminating missive to his wife (Milmore).
"During my divorce, there were some e-mails that Billy once said, 'You should save these. They're funny,' " Milmore says of the show's unlikely genesis.
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