By Bill Keith
They�re sent flowers as often as the rest of us receive Viagra e-mail promotions. With the help of our pro Gaige Clark, owner of Manhattan�s Spruce floral boutique, we put three of our favorite Broadway stars� skills to the test by asking them to arrange the exact same selection of flowers.
The raw materials: �Early fall is a fantastic time for flowers, so I sent them each some exciting seasonal varieties,� says Clark. �Dahlias -- grande dames that can stand alone but also bring everything together in an arrangement -- plus Matthiolas, a fluffy favorite that smells like cinnamon, and of course some dramatic, stately calla lilies for a hint of glamour.�
�I had to steal this skate from our opening-night party! I couldn�t exactly use one that I�m skating with in the show tonight.�
Pro�s report: �My favorite! So Boogie Nights, and there�s something about her that gives this a very Bettie Page, �50s pinup feel. I love, love, love it!�