Matthew Lombardo’s Looped, which stars Valerie Harper as larger-than-life diva Tallulah Bankhead, will close on April 11. At the time of its closing, the comedy, directed by Rob Ruggiero and featuring Brian Hutchison and Michael Mulheren, will have played 27 previews and 25 regular performances at the Lyceum Theatre.
Looped tells the story of Tallulah 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, 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 a showdown between an uptight film editor and the outrageous legend.
The show began previews on February 19 and opened on March 14, 2010.