Off-Broadway Hit I Love Paris to Close July 25

News   Off-Broadway Hit I Love Paris to Close July 25
Doug Field's long-running Off-Broadway play I Love Paris will play its final performance on July 25.

The closure comes just one month after Kevin Shinick, the original star of the show, returned to the show.

The show would have marked its one-year anniversary one day after the final show, on July 26.

The oft-extended play about Paris Hilton—the Papparazzi favorite, "The Simple Life" star and home-video maven—began life at Off-Broadway's Blue Heron Arts Center July 26, 2004. During the time since, the play's subject has managed handily to stay in the news, open a club or two, make her major movie debut and even get engaged (to a man also named Paris, thus giving Field's title a new double meaning.)

Shinick plays Paris (and not in drag) while she prepares to take her shot at being the fifth co-host on the ABC talk show "The View." As she waits in the green room of the show, she recalls the ups and downs of her socialite life and ponders over topics ranging from terrorism to hair care.

Beginning Feb. 21, Aaron Haskell assumed the role of the dog-toting, pink-loving, sloe-eyed, halter-top "heir head." Haskell is the brother of I Love Paris director Timothy Haskell, and starred in his big brother’s Road House. Playwright Doug Field is known to New York audiences for his plays, Down South and An Enola Gay Christmas. Other plays include Jeannie Fitzpatrick Is Angry, C-Cup, The Last Generation and The Flower of Dubuque.

For tickets to I Love Paris at the Blue Heron Arts Center, 123 East 24 St. (at Park Avenue South), call (212) 868-4444.

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