Calista Flockhart will return to the New York stage for the second summer in a row. Last year, Flockhart made a splash in the hit limited run of Neil LaBute's bash. This summer, Flockhart will put in a two-week stint in the Off-Broadway play, The Vagina Monologues, beginning June 13, reported Variety.
Flockhart is the star of the television series "Ally McBeal." Her theatre credits include Three Sisters at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
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.
Mary Alice, Amy Irving, Rosie Perez, Audra McDonald, Swoosie Kurtz, Julie Kavner, Shirley Knight, Andrea Martin, Alanis Morissette, Gina Gershon, Annie Potts and Viola Davis have already appeared in the production. May 2-14: Mo Gaffney, Marsha Mason, Lynn Whitfield
May 16-28: Diahann Carroll, Marisa Tomei, Rita Wilson
Recently, NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's wife, Donna Hanover, bowed out of an engagement in the play, citing personol reasons. She is expected to return at a later date.
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