Carmello, Maffia and McClanahan Joins OB's Monologues, Dec. 19-Jan. 7

News   Carmello, Maffia and McClanahan Joins OB's Monologues, Dec. 19-Jan. 7 For Carolee Carmello, Roma Maffia and Rue McClanahan, it will be Christmas with The Vagina Monologues. The trio join Eve Ensler's Off-Broadway hit just before Santa's ride, on Dec. 19, and depart after New Year's, on Jan. 7, 2001.

For Carolee Carmello, Roma Maffia and Rue McClanahan, it will be Christmas with The Vagina Monologues. The trio join Eve Ensler's Off-Broadway hit just before Santa's ride, on Dec. 19, and depart after New Year's, on Jan. 7, 2001.

Carmello has originated a series of roles in new musicals by young composers, including Parade, by Jason Robert Brown, and Hello, Again, by Michael John LaChiusa. She appeared in A Class Act Off Broadway but, owing to pregnancy, won?t follow the s how to its Broadway spring premiere.l Maffia is primarily a film actress, playing brassy supporting characters in films like "The Paper" and "Disclosure." McClanahan is a television fixture, identified with roles in the long running series "Maude" and "Th e Golden Girls."

The roster of actresses who have appeared in the play so far runs as follows:

Feb. 8-20: Julie Kavner, Swoosie Kurtz and Audra McDonald
Feb. 22-March 5: Mary Alice, Amy Irving and Rosie Perez
March 7-19: Rita Moreno, Cynthia Nixon and Marlo Thomas
March 21-April 2: Shirley Knight, Andrea Martin and Alanis Morissette
April 4-16: Viola Davis, Gina Gershon and Annie Potts
April 18-30: Claire Danes, Jenifer Lewis and Mary McDonnell
May 2-14: Mo Gaffney, Marsha Mason and Lynn Whitfield
May 16-28: Diahann Carroll, Judith Ivey and Marisa Tomei
May 30-June 11: Joy Behar, Hazelle Goodman and Holland Taylor
June 13-15: Linda Ellerbee, Calista Flockhart and Lisa Gay Hamilton
June 27-July 9: Melissa Joan Hart, Carol Kane and Phylicia Rashad
July 11-23: Teri Hatcher, Ricki Lake and Regina Taylor
July 25-Aug. 6: Gloria Reuben, Julia Stiles and Mary Testa
Aug. 8-20: Brett Butler, Kellie Martin and Tonya Pinkins
Aug. 22-Sept. 3: Teri Garr, Julianna Margulies and Sanaa Lathan
Sept. 5-24: Brooke Shields, Mercedes Ruehl and Ana Gasteyer
Sept. 26-Oct. 15: Kathleen Chalfant, Nell Carter and Annabella Sciorra
Oct. 17-Nov. 5: Donna Hanover, Robin Givens, Susie Essman
Nov. 7-Nov. 26: Erica Jong, Angelica Torn, Lauren Velez.
Nov. 28-Dec. 17: Lolita Davidovich, Sarah Jones and Ann Magnuson

* Joe Mantello, who staged Love! Valour! Compassion! on Broadway, is the director of the show.

$10 of each $55 ticket sold to The Vagina Monologues goes to the V Day Initiative.

For information on the Westside engagement, call (212) 239-6200.

— By Robert Simonson