Photo Flash: Renee Taylor Charms in MY LIFE ON A DIET

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Renée Taylor - known to millions for her role as Fran Fine's food-obsessed mother, Sylvia, on "The Nanny" - returns to the New York stage in the New York premiere of My Life on a Diet, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna. Originally directed by Mr. Bologna, My Life on a Diet opens at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46 Street, between Ninth & Tenth Aves) on Wednesday, July 25th at 7:00 p.m.

Renée Taylor 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," Taylor, in My Life on a Diet, dishes out juicy anecdotes about -- and weight loss tips from -- Hollywood legends such as Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando and Cary Grant (she used to think that if she ate like star, she'd just might live like one). By sharing her high and lows - on and off the scale - as only she could, Renée Taylor proves how the ability to laugh will get you through it all.

Renée explains, "A few years ago, I had the pleasure to work with my friend Nora Ephron on her wonderful play, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. I told her that, as a woman who had worn every size from 4 to 18 over the years, my version of the play would be called, 'Love, Loss, and What I Ate.' Well, this is that play, but I ended up calling it My Life on a Diet."

MY LIFE ON A DIET has a set by Harry Feiner, costume by Pol' Atteu, lighting by Stefanie Risk, sound by Jay Risk and projections by Michael Redman. The Production Stage Manager is April Ann Kline.

MY LIFE ON A DIET is presented by Julian Schlossberg in association with Morris S. Levy, Rodger Hess, Harold Newman, Jim Fantaci, Andrew Tobias, and Ronald Glazer/Sabrina Hutt.

MY LIFE ON A DIET is now playing Off-Broadway at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46 Street, btw. Ninth & Tenth Aves). The limited 6-week engagement runs Thursday, July 12th through Sunday, August 19th. The Opening is Wednesday, July 25th.

The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesdays at 2pm, Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 3pm.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

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