Matthew Montelongo Joins National Tour of LOOPED at The Bushnell, 1/24-2/6
Actor Matthew Montelongo will join the National Tour of LOOPED starring four-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Valerie Harper and Brian Hutchison. Montelongo will play the third character of "Steve", the sound technician.
Montelongo's Broadway credits include A View From the Bridge and The Ritz. Off-Broadway he has performed at The Public, The Vineyard Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Rattlestick and regionally he has appeared in productions at The Signature Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, Woolly Mammoth, The ALLIANCE THEATRE, Folger Theatre, Hartford Stage, Saint Louis Rep and The Old Globe.
LOOPED had its World Premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse in 2008 where it became one of the highest grossing plays in that theatre's history. Having played the Cuillo Center for Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, LOOPED again broke all box office records and later had another successful run at Arena Stage in Washington, DC before moving to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre in 2010. Ms. Harper received rave reviews from the critics as celebrity bad girl Tallulah Bankhead and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress. Lombardo's play has been labeled as one of the funniest comedies in years.
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).
Performances January 24 through February 6, 2013, Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30PM; Friday at 8:00PM; Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM; and Sundays at 1:30PM and 6:30PM. Ticket prices start at $35.00. Tickets are available online at www.bushnell.org, by phone at (860) 987-5900 or visit The Bushnell Box Office at 166 Capitol Avenue.
Based on a true story, LOOPED takes place in the summer of 1965, when an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead (Harper) stumbled into a sound studio to re-record (or "loop") one line of dialogue for her last movie Die, Die, My Darling. Given her intoxicated state and her inability to loop the line perfectly, what ensues is a hilarious showdown between an uptight and conservative film editor, Danny Miller, (Hutchison), and the outrageous legend.