Brian Hutchison
(© Tristan Fuge)
Brian Hutchison
(© Tristan Fuge)
Brian Hutchison and Michael Mulheren will join the previously announced star Valerie Harper in the new Broadway comedy, Looped, written by Matthew Lombardo and directed by Rob Ruggiero. The production will begin previews at the Lyceum Theatre on February 19, with an opening set for March 14.

Looped takes place in a sound studio in 1965 to which Tallulah Bankhead has been summoned to re-record (or "loop") one line of dialogue for what would be her last film -- Die, Die My Darling. Bankhead arrives for the session inebriated and given this, as well as her inability to loop the line perfectly, a showdown between an uptight and conservative sound editor, Danny Miller, and the outrageous legend ensues.

The creative team includes Adrian W. Jones (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Charles LaPointe (wig design), Ken Billington (lighting design), and Michael Hooker and Peter Fitzgerald (sound designer).

Hutchison's prior Broadway credits include Exit the King, The Invention of Love, and Proof. Mulheren received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Kiss Me Kate, and other Main Stem credits include The Farnsworth Invention, Deuce, La Cage aux Folles, The Boy from Oz, Titanic, and On the Waterfront.

Harper was last seen on Broadway in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. Her other Broadway credits include Story Theatre, Something Different, Subways Are For Sleeping, Wildcast, Take Me Along, and Li'l Abner. She is perhaps best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, which earned four Emmys, a Golden Globe, Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year and the Hollywood Women's Press Club Golden Apple Award.

For more information, visit www.loopedonbroadway.com.