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Looped tells the story of internationally celebrated actress Tallulah Bankhead as she is 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 outshone even today’s celebrity bad girls. Given her inebriated state (and inability to loop the line perfectly), what ensues is a hilarious showdown between an uptight and conservative sound editor, Danny Miller, and the outrageous star.

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Performances ended on Apr. 11, 2010.

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About Looped on Broadway

Previews: Feb 19, 2010 • Opening: Mar 14, 2010 • Closing: Apr 11, 2010
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Lyceum Theatre Lyceum Theatre
149 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
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What Is the Story of Looped?
Looped tells the story of one very long day in a sound studio in which real-life Hollywood star Tallulah Bankhead (often called “the original celebrity bad girl”) tries to dub (or “loop”) a single line of dialogue for her last film. Bankhead was as infamous for her offscreen antics, which included wild parties, drugs and alcohol and scandals galore, as she was for her acting triumphs. The outrageous star butts heads with the uptight film editor left in charge of the looping session.


A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

""Valerie Harper does a bravura turn on Broadway as Tallulah Bankhead in Matthew Lombardo’s Looped.""

Bloomberg News

John Simon

""Valerie Harper gives an enjoyably bog, blustery performace, nailing every last laugh. She commands the stage handily and reveals precise comic timing.""

The New York Times

Charles Isherwood

""Valerie Harper is a hoot in Matthew Lombardo's enjoyable comedy.""

The New York Daily News

Joe Dziemianowicz

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Valerie Harper
Tallulah Bankhead
Michael Mulheren


Written by
Matthew Lombardo
Rob Ruggiero
Set Designer
Adrian W. Jones
Costume Designer
William Ivey Long
Lighting Designer
Ken Billington
Sound Designers
Michael Hooker and Peter Fitzgerald
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