Joy Behar, Hazelle Goodman and Holland Taylor make three, as the next two-week chunk of the ongoing Off-Broadway hit The Vagina Monologues gets underway May 30. The trio will stay with the show until June 11.
Goodman appeared as the Queen in the Public Theatre's production of Cymbeline in 1998, and was seen in the film "Deconstructing Harry." Behar is best known as a comedienne. Taylor's many Broadway credits include The Devils, Breakfast with Les and Bess, Butley, Murder Among Friends, Something Old Something New, We Interrupt This Program and the infamous Moose Murders.
Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, starring Ensler herself, returned to New York the Westside Theatre Oct. 3, after previews from Sept. 21. Vagina reveals a series of different women's stories and experiences involving their genitalia. New introductions to the monologues have been written for the various threesomes, who will divide the text between them.
Claire Danes, Mary Alice, Amy Irving, Rosie Perez, Audra McDonald, Swoosie Kurtz, Julie Kavner, Shirley Knight, Andrea Martin, Alanis Morissette, Gina Gershon, Annie Potts, Diahann Carroll, Marisa Tomei, Judith Ivey and Viola Davis have already appeared in the production. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
June 13-25: Linda Ellerbee, Calista Flockhart, Lisa Gay Hamilton
Joe Mantello, who staged Love! Valour! Compassion! on Broadway, is the director of the show.
$10 of each ticket sold to The Vagina Monologues will go to the V Day Initiative.
For information on the Westside engagement, call (212) 239-6200.
-- By Robert Simonson