Photo Flash: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, and More at West Coast Premiere of MY LIFE ON A DIET

By: Apr. 08, 2019
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The award-winning, autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET, starring Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Renée Taylor ("The Nanny"), is now on tour. The current stop is at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210), where the show opened this weekend, and will perform a limited engagement through Sunday, April 14.

In MY LIFE ON A DIET, Renée Taylor ("The Nanny") looks back on a life full of memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway, and just as many fad diets. A self-described "diet junkie" who used to think that if she ate like star, she'd just might look and live like one, Renée dishes out both juicy anecdotes about and weight loss tips from Hollywood legends such as Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, and Barbra Streisand. She also shares hilarious and poignant stories about Joseph Bologna, her partner in work and life for 52 years. In telling about her high and lows - on and off the scale - this comedy legend proves the ability to laugh gets you through it all.

MY LIFE ON A DIET is written by Ms. Taylor and Joseph Bologna, and was originally directed by Mr. Bologna. MY LIFE ON A DIET made its New York premiere last summer with a critically acclaimed, extended run Off-Broadway at the Theatre at St. Clements. In November 2018, Ms. Taylor won the annual United Solo Special Award for MY LIFE ON A DIET for her significant contributions to solo theatre. The show is currently nominated for Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show.

Critics have described MY LIFE ON A DIET as "fascinating, lighthearted, spicy" (The New York Times), and as providing "laughs and unexpectedly tender moments" (Newsday). According to the New York Post, "The inimitable Renee Taylor's new show is wonderful... an evening laced with love and laughter."

The national tour of MY LIFE ON A DIET is presented by Julian Schlossberg.

MY LIFE ON A DIET on tour has scenic and lighting design Harry Feiner, costume by Pol' Atteu, sound by Christopher Bondand projections designed by Michael Redman. The Production Supervisor is Inga McLaughlin and the Production Manager isChristopher Smith. The General Manager is Richard Martini.