Looped Closes At The Lyceum Theatre After Just Playing 27 Preview Performances And 25 Regular Broadway Performances Due To Lack Of Ticket Sales
Short-Lived "Looped" Closes On Broadway With Disappointing Sales
The new Broadway show Looped closes at the Lyceum Theatre after just playing 27 preview performances and 25 regular Broadway performances. The short-lived comedy starred Valerie Harper (best known from TV shows Rhoda and Valerie) as the outrageous actress Tallulah Bankhead on a day when she had to come into a sound recording studio to "loop" a single line of a dialogue - a much larger challenge than one might expect.
The play was written by Matthew Lombardo and directed by Rob Ruggiero, and co-starred Brian Hutchison as an aggravated film editor and Michael Mulheren as a sound engineer. Although Looped was well-reviewed by critics, the play simply couldn't drum up enough ticket sales to keep running.