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This Sunday, June 13, 2009, watch the TONY AWARDS, live on CBS at 8:00PM ET/PT, and be a part of the Broadway fun live on TWITTER. Get all the insider information from the red carpet, the winners room, the show itself and much more.
 
Make sure to follow, send in questions and respond to the nominated Broadway shows live at the TONY AWARDS.
Also, follow the TONY AWARDS on TWITTER at http://www.twitter.com/TheTonyAwards and mention #Tonys   to win prizes, watch videos and converse with other followers.
 
Boneau/Bryan-Brown: www.twitter.com/BBBway
 
A Behanding in Spokane: www.twitter.com/BehandingBway

A Little Night Music: www.twitter.com/NightMusicBway  
 
A View From The Bridge: www.twitter.com/VIEWonBroadway
 
Fences: www.twitter.com/FencesBroadway
 
Hamlet: www.twitter.com/HamletBway09

La Cage aux Folles: www.twitter.com/LaCageBroadway      
 
Lend Me A Tenor: www.twitter.com/LendTenorNYC
 
Looped: www.twitter.com/LoopedBroadway
 
Manhattan Theatre Club: www.twitter.com/MTC_NYC
(The Royal Family/Time Stands Still/Collected Stories)
 
Million Dollar Quartet: www.twitter.com/MillionDQuartet

Ragtime: www.twitter.com/RagtimeonBway09
 
Red: www.twitter.com/REDonBroadway

Roundabout Theater Company:
www.twitter.com/RTC_NYC
(Present Laughter/Sondheim on Sondheim/Everyday Rapture)

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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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2009-2010 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS

2009-2010 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 64th annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards, celebrating excellence on Broadway, were announced this morning.

A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE has been nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play (Christopher Walken).

COLLECTED STORIES has been nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Linda Lavin).

EVERYDAY RAPTURE has been nominated for Best Actress in a Musical (Sherie Rene Scott) and Best Book of a Musical (Dick Scanlan & Sherie Rene Scott).

FENCES has been nominated for Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play (Denzel Washington), Best Performance by a Leading Actresss in a Play (Viola Davis), Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, (Stephen McKinley Henderson), Best Direction of a Play (Kenny Leon), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Santo Loquasto), Best Costume Design of a Play (Constanza Romero), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design of a Play (Acme Sound Partners), and Best Original Score (Branford Marsalis).

HAMLET has been nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play (Jude Law) and Best Lighting Design of a Play (Neil Austin)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES has been nominated for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Terry Johnson), Best Choreography (Lynne Page), Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Kelsey Grammer), Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge), Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Robin De Jesus), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tim Shortall), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Matthew Wright), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Nick Richings), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Jonathan Deans) and Best Orchestrations (Jason Carr).

LEND ME A TENOR has been nominated for Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play (Jan Maxwell), and Best Costume Design of a Play (Martin Pakledinaz).

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC has been nominated for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Angela Lansbury) and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Dan Moses Schreier and Gareth Owen).

LOOPED
has been nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Valerie Harper).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
has been nominated for Best Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Levi Kreis) and Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux).

NEXT FALL
has been nominated for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play (Sheryl Kaller).
 
PRESENT LAUGHTER has been nominated for Best Scenic Design in a Play (Alexander Dodge).

RAGTIME
has been nominated for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Marcia Milgrom Dodge), Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Christiane Noll), Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Bobby Steggert), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Derek McLane), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Santo Loquasto) and Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Donald Holder).
 
RED has been nominated for Best Play, Best Actor in a Play (Alfred Molina), Best Featured Actor in a Play (Eddie Redmayne), Best Director of a Play (Michael Grandage), Best Set Design (Christopher Oram), Best Lighting Design (Neil Austin) and Best Sound Design (Adam Cork).
 
THE ROYAL FAMILY has been nominated for Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Jan Maxwell), Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play (Rosemary Harris), Best Scenic Design of a Play, (John Lee Beatty), and Best Costume Design of a Play (Catherine Zuber).
 
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM has been nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Barbara Cook) and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Dan Moses Schreier).
 
TIME STANDS STILL has been nominated for Best Play and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Laura Linney).
 
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE has been nominated for Best Revival of a Play, Best Direction of a Play (Gregory Mosher), Best Actor in a Play (Liev Schreiber), Best Actress in a Play (Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Hecht) and Best Sound Design of a Play (Scott Lehrer).
 
Not for profit company nominations:
 
MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB productions have been honored with eight Tony Award nominations including five for THE ROYAL FAMILY, two for TIME STANDS STILL and one for COLLECTED STORIES.

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY productions have been honored with five nominations including two for EVERYDAY RAPTURE, two for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM and one for PRESENT LAUGHTER.
 
TO READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, VISIT: WWW.TONYAWARDS.COM 

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2009-2010 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATIONS

2009-2010 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 76th annual Drama League Awards, celebrating excellence in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, were announced this morning.

AS YOU LIKE IT has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play.
 
A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE
has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play, and Distinguished Performance (Christopher Walken).

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play.
 
COLLECTED STORIES has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and Distinguished Performance (Linda Lavin).
 
FENCES has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Denzel Washington and Viola Davis).  In addition, director Kenny Leon will be honored with the Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Judith Ivey).

HAMLET has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Jude Law).
 
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge).
 
LEND ME A TENOR has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Jan Maxwell and Tony Shalhoub).

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones).

LOOPED has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Valerie Harper).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Lance Guest and Levi Kreis).

NEXT FALL has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play.

PRESENT LAUGHTER has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Victor Garber).
 
RAGTIME has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Distinguished Performance (Bobby Steggert).
 
RED has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne).
 
THE ROYAL FAMILY has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Jan Maxwell). In addition, Rosemary Harris, a previous Distinguished Performance Award winner, will be recognized at the ceremony.
 
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Barbara Cook and Vanessa Williams).
 
TIME STANDS STILL has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Laura Linney).
 
THE UNDERSTUDY has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Mark-Paul Gosselaar).

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Hecht).
 
WISHFUL DRINKING has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Carrie Fisher).
 
Not for profit company nominations:

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY has been honored with a nomination for Stephen Rea, a past recipient of the Distinguished Performance Award who will be honored on the dais for his work this season in AGES OF THE MOON.

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB productions have been honored with four Drama League nominations: two nominations for COLLECTED STORIES, one nomination for THE ROYAL FAMILY and one nomination for TIME STANDS STILL.

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY productions have been honored with seven nominations including three for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, one for THE GLASS MENAGERIE, one for PRESENT LAUGHTER, one for THE UNDERSTUDY and one for WISHFUL DRINKING.
 

TO READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, VISIT: http://tinyurl.com/y4wwz35 

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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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