Teri Garr, Julianna Margulies and Sanaa Lathan will be the latest triumvirate of actresses to appear in Off-Broadway's The Vagina Monologues, on Aug. 22. They will stay with the show through Sept. 3.
Garr is best known for her film work, typically in comedic roles. She had a small role in the Monkees vehicle, "Head," and went on to star in such significant and various '70s films as "Young Frankenstein," "Oh, God!," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," and "The Conversation." Her career reached a peak with her Oscar-nominated turn in "Tootsie" in 1982 -- the same year she starred in the Francis Ford Coppola debacle, "One From the Heart." Recently, she has appeared at Phoebe's mother in the television series "Friends."
Margulies is the long-time star of the series "ER," and has been mentioned for the cast of Jon Robin Baitz's Ten Unknowns at Lincoln Center Theatre next season. Sanaa Lathan has starred in such films as "The Wood" and "The Best Man."
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
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