Full Gallop, a one-woman show about fashion editor Diana Vreeland starring Mary Louise Wilson that wowed audiences as part of Manhattan Theatre Club's second-stage season in 1995, and reopened to much acclaim at Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre, Oct. 2, 1996, is closing Aug. 30 Although newspaper ads say the show is "heading out of town," a production spokesperson said no tour dates or venues have been selected.
Wilson and Mark Hampton penned the show, which is directed by Nicholas Martin. Produced by David Stone, Amy Nederlander-Case and Barry & Fran Weissler, Full Gallop catches Vreeland at a turning point in her career. After helping define style from the 40's through the 60's at Harper's Bazaar and Vogue magazines, Vreeland was fired from her position as editor-in-chief of Vogue in 1971.
Wilson received an Obie and Drama Desk Award for her performance as Vreeland in the show's first run, in fall 1995.
For tickets and information on Full Gallop, call (212) 239-6200. You can also order tickets on Playbill On-Line.
-- By David Lefkowitz