An Old-Fashioned Piano Party

Grace buys a piano
Grace buys a piano
Title “An Old-Fashioned Piano Party”
Episode # 3.18 (63)
Season # 3
Original Airdate 19-Apr-2001
Writers Jhoni Marchinko & Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick and James Burrows
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

When Grace frets that she and Will might drift apart like their similar friends, she impulsively buys an expensive piano which she hopes will cement their mutual bond and love for music — or at least give her an excuse to perform a lot of show tunes. Meanwhile, when Jack is dumped by his latest romantic interest, he vents his grief by writing trashy novels which instantly draw Karen's passionate attention.


  • Eric McCormack (Will Truman)
  • Debra Messing (Grace Adler)
  • Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland)
  • Megan Mullally (Karen Walker)

Guest Cast

  • Tim Bagley (Larry)
  • Gigi Rice (Heidi Dauro)
  • Marshall Manesh (Mr. Zamir)
  • Philipp Karner (Rocco)
  • Jovial Kemp (Mover)
  • Doug Devine (Mover)


  • Rosario does not appear in this episode.
  • Jack's novel is called "To Weep and To Willow: A Harlequeen Romance."
  • Set Decorator Doug Devine was uncredited as the other piano mover.




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Airdates & Ratings

04/19/20019:00 PM11.0/16%#17
08/30/20019:00 PM08.1/13%#11