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LOOPED with Harper as Bankhead Begins Tonight 12/31

Valerie Harper stars as Tallulah Bankhead, and Rob Ruggiero directs in LOOPED, performances begin tonight, December 31st.

Actor Chad Allen will return to play the role of "Danny Miller" in the Pre-Broadway Engagement of Looped at the Cuillo Centre for the Arts. Mr. Allen, who originally created the character in the World Premiere Production at the Pasadena Playhouse this past summer, will replace the previously announced Jarrod Emick.

"We are all extremely excited to have Chad return to the production," expressed Producer Tony Cacciotti. "He and Valerie have such remarkable chemistry together and will once again have audiences roaring with laughter. We are so grateful Chad 's schedule has allowed him to continue with this project." See Broadwayworld's archives for this writer's interview with Valerie Harper from a few years ago. 

Emick was released earlier this week. 

LOOPED tells the story of actress Tallulah Bankhead, the original celebrity bad girl who enters a film studio session to re-record (or "loop") one line of dialogue for her final film, Die, Die My Darling. What ensues is a showdown between an uptight sound editor and the outrageous legend. 

Southern, but by no means a belle, Ms. Bankhead was known for her wild partying that rivaled even today's superstars, including innumerable affairs with both male and female celebrities and outlandish exploits that were too scandalous to mention. Audiences will likely relish in the outrageously naughty wit of this sultry-voiced stage and film star. 

LOOPED plays at the The Cuillo Centre for the Arts, 201 Clematis, West Palm Beach . Performances begin December 31 and play through February 15. Performance schedule is Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8PM; Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2PM;  Schedule notes: There is no matinee performance on Wednesday, December 31. Tickets range from $45.00 - $55.00. Tickets are available by calling the Cuillo Centre at 561-835-9226 or by visiting the Cuillo Centre Box Office. www.cuillocentre.org.

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