Photo Flash: First Look at Valerie Harper, Brian Hutchinson and More in Kick-Off of LOOPED Tour
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by BWW News Desk
The launch for national Tour of LOOPED by Matthew Lombardo and starring Valerie Harper as film legend Tallulah Bankhead was held Monday, Jan. 7 at Pearl Studios in New York. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the event below.
Brian Hutchison, who played Danny, the beliguered film editor trying to get one line of dialogue recorded for Bankhead's last film 1965's last film, "Die! Die! My Darling!," reprises the role for the tour which launches at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Jan. 24-Feb. 6. Matthew Montelongo joins the production, directed by Rob Ruggiero, as Steve, the sound technician. Additional tour dates are scheduled for Fort Lauderdale (Parker Playhouse Feb. 26-March 3) and Baltimore (The Hippodrome Theatre March 5-17) with more locations expected to be announced soon.
The tour launches shortly after Harper's new memoir, "I Rhoda," (Gallery Books) releases Jan 15. Harper received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the short 2010 Broadway production of Looped (also directed by Ruggiero).
LOOPED is produced by Tony Cacciotti, Ann Cady Scott & The Tallulah Organization in association with The Pasadena Playhouse. The design team includes Adrian Jones (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes) Michael Gilliam (lighting) and Michael Hooker (sound).
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Photo Credits: Virginia Wolf, Lauren Yarger