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Valerie Harper on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” Today

VALERIE HARPER ON

NPR’s “TALK OF THE NATION” TODAY

Valerie Harper, who received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in LOOPED on Broadway this spring, will be a guest on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” today Tuesday May 25.  LOOPED closed on April 11. “Talk of the Nation” is carried on 328 public radio stations around the country and can be heard at www.npr.org. “Talk of the Nation” is hosted by Neal Conan and offers call-in listeners the opportunity to join enlightening discussions with decision-makers, authors, academicians, and artists from around the world.

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Meet The Nominees – VALERIE HARPER, LOOPED – BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

VALERIE HARPER

NOMINATIONS/WINS:

TONY Awards – Nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Drama League Awards – Nomination for Distinguished Performance Award

LINKS:

Official Site: www.ValerieHarper.com

Production Website: www.LoopedOnBroadway.com

Personal Twitter Page: www.Twitter.com/ValerieHarper

Production Twitter Page: www.Twitter.com/LoopedBroadway

Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/LoopedOnBroadway

YouTube.com Page: www.Youtube.com/LoopedOnBroadway

Broadway.com: www.broadway.com/Looped

IMDB.com: www.imdb.com/ValerieHarper

Wikipedia.org: www.Wikipedia.org/ValerieHarper


BIOGRAPHY:

VALERIE HARPER (Tallulah Bankhead) Broadway: The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch,  Paul Sill’s Story Theatre and Metamorphoses, Carl Reiner’s Something Different, Subways Are For Sleeping, Wildcat, Take Me Along, Lil Abner.  National Tours: The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Golda’s Balcony by William Gibson (2006 winner Touring Broadway Award). Off Broadway: Death Defying Acts by Elaine May/Woody Allen, All Under Heaven. Regional Theatre: Looped (Pasadena Playhouse, West Palm Beach, D.C.’s Arena Stage), All Under Heaven, The Dragon and the Pearl, Sills and Company, Agnes of God, Dear Liar, Lunch Time and Halloween, Story Theatre, Second City, Come Blow Your Horn. Television: As Rhoda Morgenstern (“Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Rhoda”) she received world wide acclaim earing four Emmys, a Golden Globe, Harvar’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, a Golden Apple Award. She starred in three other series “The Office” (CBS), “City” (CBS), “Valerie” (The Hogan Family) (ABC) and in twenty TV movies. Guest starring roles include “Sex and the City,” “’Til Death,” “Committed,” “Less Than Perfect,” “Family Law,” “Three Sisters,” “That 70’s Show,” “Touched By An Angel,” “Promised Land,” “Melrose Place,” “Missing Persons,” “The Love Boat,” “Carol Burnett show,”  “Columbo,” “Love American Style.” Film: Golda’s Balcony, Blame It on Rio, Chapter Two, Freebie and the Bean, Last Married Couple in America. Valarie works with The Hunger Project and RESULTS for the sustainable end of world hunger. She’s married to producer Tony Cacciotti and they have a wonderful daughter Christina.

 

 

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VALERIE HARPER GIVES AN ENJOYABLY BIG, BLUSTERY PERFORMANCE, NAILING EVERY LAST LAUGH! SHE COMMANDS THE STAGE HANDILY AND REVEALS PRECISE COMIC TIMING.  EVEN THE ESTIMABLE WISECRACKER JOAN RIVERS MIGHT WANT TO HUSTLE DOWN TO THE LYCEUM THEATER TO PICK UP A FEW POINTERS.” The New York Times

“VALERIE HARPER IS A HOOT IN MATTHEW LOMBARDO’S ENJOYABLE COMEDY!” NY Daily News

“VALERIE HARPER HAS A FEROCIOUS SENSE OF COMIC TIMING AND KNOWS HOW TO MAKE AN ENTRANCE!  FOUR-LETTER WORDS FLY AND SO DO THE LAUGHS!” Associated Press

“A TOUR-DE-FORCE performance from Valerie Harper! Impeccable comic timing.” Backstage

Looped is extremely funny, thanks in large part to Valerie Harper’s pitch-perfect portrait of the seminal diva. Harper’s witty, exuberant performance captures Bankhead’s cartoonish flamboyance but also shows us the cunning, resilience and genius for irony behind it.” USA Today

PRODUCTION PHOTOS:

[Pictured: Valerie Harper (Tallulah Bankhead)]

[Pictured: Brian Hutchison (Danny), Valerie Harper (Tallulah Bankhead)]

www.LoopedOnBroadway.com

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Highlights of 2009-2010 Broadway Season

2009-2010 Broadway Season Officially Ends

HIGHLIGHTS OF A HISTORIC STAR-FILLED YEAR, PACKED WITH SHOWS:

Burn The Floor • Bye Bye Birdie • The Royal Family • Hamlet • After Miss Julie • Wishful Drinking • Ragtime • White Christmas  • A Little Night Music • A View From the Bridge • The Miracle Worker • A Behanding in Spokane •
Times Stands Still • Present Laughter • Next Fall • Looped • Red • Lend Me a Tenor • Million Dollar Quartet • La Cage aux Folles •  Sondheim on Sondheim • Fences • Collected Stories • Everyday Rapture


With the opening last night of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Everyday Rapture, the 2009-2010 Broadway Season officially comes to an end.
 
One of the busiest and exciting Broadway seasons in years included many moments that will make it truly memorable.  
 
Follow along with us on Twitter (@BBBway) as we look back at this electric, star-packed season.  
 
@OfficialBTF:
“Last summer, the Longacre heated up with the dancers of BURN THE FLOOR.  Maks and Karina from DWTS were a special treat for audiences.”
 
@B3onBroadway:
“The new Henry Miller’s Theatre opened in September with the first revival of the famous rock-n-roll musical BYE BYE BIRDIE.  Mayor Bloomberg cut the ribbon!”

@MTC_NYC:
“THE ROYAL FAMILY was so luscious, even the NY Times is still talking about it:   http://tinyurl.com/39yw4vg .”
 
@HamletBway09:
“Jude Law returned to Broadway last fall in the Donmar Warehouse’s mega-hit acclaimed production of HAMLET.”
 
@NightMusicBway:
“Celebrated stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury lit up Broadway this Winter in the first revival of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.”
 
@RTC_NYC:
“Carrie Fisher had audiences rolling in the aisles as she told her sordid, martini soaked tale in WISHFUL DRINKING.”
 
@BBBWAY:
“The Neil Simon Plays: Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by David Cromer, earns enthusiastic reviews, but plays briefly at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre.”
 
@RTC_NYC:
“Patrick Marber’s AFTER MISS JULIE brought Sienna Miller & Jonny Lee Miller together in an intoxicating tango.”
 
@SignatureTheatr:
 “Signature Theatre enjoys one of its biggest critical successes with the marathon trilogy production, Horton Foote’s THE ORPHANS’ HOME CYCLE, directed by Michael Wilson.”
 
@RagtimeonBway09:
“The celebrated musical RAGTIME returned to Broadway this Fall, breathing new life into the beloved American epic.”
 
@BBBWAY:
“IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS returned to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre this Winter, making it New York’s newest holiday tradition.”

@VIEWonBroadway:
“The new year began dramatically with Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson in a definitive production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE.
 
@RTC_NYC:
“The dashing Victor Garber nailed the classic Noel Coward matinee idol role in a very funny revival of PRESENT LAUGHTER.”
 
@MTC_NYC:
“Donald Margulies’ newest play, TIME STANDS STILL earns rave reviews in its Broadway debut at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.”
 
@MiracleWorkerNY:
“THE MIRACLE WORKER brought Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin to Circle in the Square for her Broadway debut, alongside Tony nominee Alison Pill.”
 
@LoopedBroadway:
“Valerie Harper returned to Broadway in March in a tour-de-force performance as Tallulah Bankhead in LOOPED.”
 
@NextFall:
“Geoffrey Naufft’s new American play NEXT FALL opened in March and was lauded by critics for its humor, compassion and depth.”
 
@BehandingBWAY:
“March roared in like a lion with Chris Walken’s memorable portrayal of a one-handed man in A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE.”
 
@MillionDQuartet:
“In April, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET became Broadway’s newest smash hit musical featuring a treasure trove of beloved rock and roll songs.”
 
@LendTenorNYC:
“Uproarious laughter has filled The Music Box since the April bow of Ken Ludwig’s madcap comedy Lend Me A Tenor, directed by Stanley Tucci.”
 
@RedonBroadway:
“Stage & screen vet Alfred Molina and Broadway newcomer Eddie Redmayne paint NY RED in John Logan’s new play, directed by Michael Grandage.”
 
@LaCageBroadway:
“LA CAGE AUX FOLLES opens to raves for Kelsey Grammer & Douglas Hodge and the ingeniously reinvented production, directed by Terry Johnson.”
 
@RTC_NYC:
“The adoration for Sondheim’s musical genius continued this spring in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM.  Barbara Cook is a rare treat for Broadway audiences.”
 
@MTC_NYC:
“Donald Margulies’ COLLECTED STORIES premiered on Broadway at MTC, starring Linda Lavin, Sarah Paulson and directed by Lynne Meadow.”
 
@FencesBroadway:
“The first Broadway revival of FENCES, directed by Kenny Leon, opened to a chorus of raves for stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.
 
@RTC_NYC:
“Sherie Rene Scott finished the season off with a bang, wowing critics with her new musical EVERYDAY RAPTURE.” 

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LOOPED’s Valerie Harper on NY-1’s “On Stage” this weekend

LOOPED’s VALERIE HARPER ON

NY-1’s “ON STAGE” THIS WEEKEND


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“LOOPED to close on Broadway this Sunday April 11”

LOOPED

TO CLOSE ON BROADWAY THIS SUNDAY APRIL 11


LOOPED, the new comedy starring Valerie Harper, written by Matthew Lombardo and directed by Rob Ruggiero, will close this Sunday, April 11.  It will have played 27 previews and 25 regular performances at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street.  Previews began on February 19 and it opened on Sunday March 14.
Valerie Harper received acclaim for her performance as Tallulah Bankhead:

“Ms. Harper gives an enjoyably big, blustery performance, nailing very last laugh. She commands the stage handily and reveals precise comic timing.  – New York Times

USA Today called Valerie Harper’s performance “witty and exuberant….a pitch-perfect portrait of the seminal diva.

“Valerie Harper does a bravura turn in LOOPED.” – Bloomberg.com

The Huffington Post said it was “Hugely Entertaining!  Tallulah Bankhead is magnificently played by Valerie Harper.”

“Big laughs!  Valerie Harper delivers one gargantuan, no-hold-barred performance!” – NY1

“Valerie Harper has a ferocious sense of comic timing and knows how to make an entrance! Four-letter words fly and so do the laughs!” – Associated Press

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Watch LOOPED’s Valerie Harper on Broadway.com

LOOPED’s VALERIE HARPER Spills It

on Broadway.com’s “ASK A STAR”

Four time Emmy winner Valerie Harper, currently starring as Tallulah Bankhead in Broadway’s newest comedy LOOPED, answers burning questions from fans on Broadway.com’s “Ask A Star” feature.  Find out what she indulges in (that Tallulah didn’t), what she thinks Rhoda would be doing now, and what she learned from Lucille Ball.     WATCH HERE

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LOOPED’s Valerie Harper talks Tallulah on Sirius Radio

VALERIE HARPER GETS SERIOUS ABOUT LOOPED
THIS WEEK ON SIRIUS

Valerie Harper, currently starring as Tallulah Bankhead in LOOPED on Broadway, will visit SIRIUS Radio today. She can be heard on the following shows today and this week:
 
Today:
1:00-1:30: Frank DeCaro LIVE.
2:00-2:30 PM :   The Ron & Fez Show LIVE.
 
Thursday April 1 at 11:59 PM on  Filip & Fredrik

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