The play is loosely based on the true story of Tallullah Bankhead's eight-hour looping session during the movie Die , Die, My Darling. Lombardo is best known as the author of Tea at Five.
The creative team includes Adriaan W. Jones (sets), Alex Jaeger (costumes), Michael Gillian (lighting), and Michael Hooker (sound). Ruggiero's directing credits include Make Me A Song and The Little Dog Laughed, which also starred Allen.
The Playhouse season will continue with the pre-Broadway tryout of the new musical Vanities (August 22-September 28), featuring a book by Jack Heifner based on his play of the same name, a score by David Kirshenbaum, and direction by Tony Award winner Judith Ivey, and the West Coast premiere of Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck (October 17-November 23).
For more information call 626-356-7529 or visit www.pasadenaplayhouse.org.