LOOPED, Starring Valerie Harper, Comes to Boston 4/30-5/5

LOOPED, Starring Valerie Harper, Comes to Boston 4/30-5/5

Four-time Emmy Award Winner & Tony Award Nominee Valerie Harper triumphantly returns to Boston in the National Tour of Matthew Lombardo's madcap comedy LOOPED, April 30 -May 5, 2013 at The Majestic Theatre. The production will again be directed by Rob Ruggiero.

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. The national tour of LOOPED launched in 2013. 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.

Ms. Harper is no stranger to Boston audiences, having previously appeared in the National Tours of The Tale of the Allergist's Wife and Golda's Balcony. Playwright Lombardo has also been produced here, having brought his last two plays Tea at Five starring Kate Mulgrew to the Shubert Theatre and last season's High starring Kathleen Turner to the Majestic, also directed by Ruggiero.

"I am thrilled to be resuming the role of Tallulah Bankhead in a play that has brought me so much joy and excitement!" Harper said. "I love playing this role! LOOPED has been such a fun and rewarding journey and I am so looking forward to returning to Boston and bringing this hysterically funny comedy to the Majestic Theatre audiences!"

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 are Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Ticket prices range from $35.00 - $95.00. Tickets go on sale February 1, 2013 and will be available online at www.aestages.org , by phone at (617) 824-8000, or in person The Majestic box office at 219 Tremont Street, Boston.

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