Since June 27, The Vagina Monologues, has featured Carol Kane, Melissa Joan Hart and Phylicia Rashad. That trio will leave the show come July 9 to make way for Teri Hatcher, Ricki Lake and Regina Taylor.
Kane was recently seen, albeit briefly, in Beth Henley's Family Week Off-Broadway. The play had a brief run, closing a week after opening. Rashad is best known for her role of the sitcom "The Cosby Show." On Broadway, she replaced Bernadette Peters in Into the Woods.
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, Joy Behar, Hazelle Goodman, Holland Taylor and Viola Davis have already appeared in the production. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
July 11-23: Teri Hatcher, Ricki Lake and Regina Taylor
July 25-Aug. 6: Gloria Reuben, Julia Stiles and Mary Testa
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.