Allen has replaced the previously announced Tony winner Jarrod Emick in
the upcoming pre-Broadway engagement of Matthew Lombardo's Looped
at the Cuillo Centre in West Palm Beach, FL.
Allen had created the
role of Danny Miller in the world-premiere production of Looped at
the Pasadena Playhouse this past summer.
In a statement producer
Tony Cacciotti said, "We are all extremely excited to have Chad return to
the production. He and Valerie have such remarkable chemistry together and
will once again have audiences roaring with laughter. We are so grateful
Chad's schedule has allowed him to continue with this project."
As previously reported,
four-time Emmy Award winner Valerie Harper will star as Tallulah Bankhead
in Looped, which begins performances Dec. 31 at the Florida venue
with an official opening Jan. 7, 2009. Performances will continue through
Feb. 15, 2009. Rob Ruggiero directs.
to press notes, "tells the story of actress Tallulah Bankhead, the
original celebrity bad girl who enters a film studio session to re-record
(or 'loop') one line of dialogue for her final film, 'Die, Die My
Darling.' What ensues is a showdown between an uptight sound editor and
the outrageous legend. Southern, but by no means a belle, Ms. Bankhead was
known for her wild partying that rivaled even today's superstars,
including innumerable affairs with both male and female celebrities and
outlandish exploits that were too scandalous to mention. Relish in the
outrageously naughty wit of this sultry-voiced stage and film star!"
The Cuillo Centre for the
Arts is located at 201 Clematis in West Palm Beach, FL. For tickets call
(561) 835-9226 or visit