Diahann Carroll, Marisa Tomei, Judith Ivey Join Monologues, May 16-28

News   Diahann Carroll, Marisa Tomei, Judith Ivey Join Monologues, May 16-28 Come May 16, Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues gets another trio of actresses. The latest team features Diahann Carroll, Marisa Tomei and Judith Ivey. They will stay with the show until May 28.

Come May 16, Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues gets another trio of actresses. The latest team features Diahann Carroll, Marisa Tomei and Judith Ivey. They will stay with the show until May 28.

Ivey was recently released from her latest Off-Broadway engagement, when Noel Coward's Suite in Two Keys closed at the Lucille Lortel after a week of regular performances. Ivey's other credits include Voices in the Dark and Park Your Car in Harvard Yard.

Tomei has consistently appeared on the New York stage despite a thriving film career. Recent credits include Wait Until Dark, Demonology and Slavs!.

Carroll, though best known for her television work, won a Tony Award for the 1962 musical No Strings.

* 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 and Viola Davis have already appeared in the production.

The upcoming schedule is as follows:

May 16-28: Diahann Carroll, Marisa Tomei, Rita Wilson
May 30-June 11: Joy Behar, Hazelle Goodman, Holland Taylor
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