MARQUEE VALUE: Looped at the Lyceum Theatre

Marquee Value   MARQUEE VALUE: Looped at the Lyceum Theatre
Production: Looped, by Matthew Lombardo, directed by Rob Ruggiero, starring Valerie Harper, Brian Hutchison and Michael Mulheren.

Previews: February 19, 2010 Opens: March 14, 2010

Venue: Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street, New York, NY

Valerie Harper returns to Broadway, portraying Tallulah Bankhead in Matthew Lombardo's new work.

The work tells the story of Bankhead, the internationally celebrated actress, being called into a sound studio in 1965 to re-record (or "loop") one line of dialogue for what would be her last film — the dreadful "Die! Die! My Darling." Southern, but by no means a belle, Ms. Bankhead was known for her wild partying and convention-defying exploits that surpassed even today’s celebrity bad girls. Given her inebriated state and inability to loop the line properly, what ensues is an uproarious showdown between an uptight film editor and the outrageous legend.

Photos by Matthew Blank

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