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Public Theater Honcho Oskar Eustis Gossips With Blake Lively on Gossip Girl

Oskar Eustis and Blake Lively stop for a photo at a rooftop party.
(Screen Capture from the October 15 Gossip Girl)
Just weeks after The Simpsons visited the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, the legendary organization's artistic director Oskar Eustis made it to the television airwaves, taking part in a brief cameo (with lines!) on the popular CW series Gossip Girl.

Eustis appears right in the middle of the episode, at a rooftop gala thrown by Blake Lively's character Serena, who says some very nice things about the Public's recent summer revival of Shakespeare's As You Like It. According to a Public spokesperson, Eustis was invited to appear on the episode after Lively saw -- and did indeed enjoy -- that production.

The Public's head honcho isn't the only theater person of note to guest star on Gossip Girl. Charles Isherwood, theater critic of The New York Times, also made a brief appearance on the program in 2009.

You can watch the full episode -- with Eustis' star turn at the 24-minute mark -- here.