Chad Allen

I am a fan of Chad Allen's have been for like forever. When I was contacted by his represented lets say I was very happy. I am hoping to have him on this blog soon doing an interview for us all. If you think you might have some questions for Chad leave a comment of an email and let's see if we can get them answered! If your wondering what he's been up to or going to be doing here is some of the things Chad's got going on!

1. “Save Me” will hit theatres in NYC and LA on Sept. 5th – Chad Allen, Robert Gant and Judith Light star in this amazing film which opened Outfest 2007 with great fanfare

2. “Ice Blue” and “On the Other Hand, Death” – here! Networks and Regent Releasing – available On-Demand Summer of 2008

3. “On the Other Hand, Death” – Will play at Outfest July 13th

4. “Looped” – Chad Allen and Valerie Harper to star in Matthew Lombardo’s play at the Pasadena Playhouse June 27th – August 3rd (Official Press Day – Tuesday, July 8th)

PERFORMANCES BEGIN JUNE 27 THROUGH AUGUST 3

WITH THE OFFICIAL PRESS OPENING ON JULY 8

PASADENA, CA (June 3, 2008) – Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director, Brian Colburn, Managing Director, Tom Ware, Producing Director) announced casting today for the upcoming production of LOOPED by Matthew Lombardo (Tea at Five). Four-time Emmy Award-winner Valerie Harper (The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda) stars in the world premiere as Tallulah Bankhead with Chad Allen (Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and The Little Dog Laughed). Directed by Rob Ruggiero (Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn), the new play gives a glimpse into the eccentric life of true Hollywood legend Tallulah Bankhead. Preview performances begin June 27 with the official press opening set for Tuesday, July 8 at Pasadena Playhouse (39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena).

"The hugely enthusiastic response of Playhouse audiences to Tea at Five a couple of seasons ago gives me tremendous excitement about presenting the world premiere of Matthew’s new play focused on the life of the wonderfully theatrical and outrageous Tallulah Bankhead,” said Sheldon Epps. “He has taken a true incident in this tremendous character's life and theatricalizes that moment in time to examine her life story with all of the expected humor, bawdiness, and good spirits. At the same time his depiction of the great lady is also touching, emotional, and very loving."

LOOPED is loosely based on the true story of Tallulah Bankhead (Valerie Harper), the original celebrity bad girl, who was called into a sound studio to re-record (“or loop”) one line from her final film Die, Die, My Darling. The session was to have only taken 5 minutes, but instead lasted well over eight hours. Southern, but by no means a belle, Ms. Bankhead was known for her wild partying that outshined even today’s superstars, including innumerable affairs with male and female celebrities and outlandish exploits that were even investigated by the British secret service. Relish in the promiscuity, scandal and outrageous wit of this sultry-voiced stage and film star.

Joining the creative team with Ruggiero are Adrian W. Jones (scenic design), Alex Jaeger (costume design), Michael Gilliam (lighting design), Michael Hooker (sound design), Charles LaPointe (hair and wig design), Michael Donavan (casting), Lea Chazin (production stage manager), and Hethyr Verhoef (assistant stage manager).

Pasadena Playhouse presents LOOPED in association with Tony Cacciotti and David Steiner.

LOOPED plays at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena. Performances begin June 27 and play through August 3, with the official press opening on Tuesday, July 8. Performance schedule is Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Schedule notes: There are no performances on Saturday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 1 at 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m., and Wednesday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m. There will be one Wednesday matinee performance on July 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets range from $32.00 - $65.00. Tickets are available by calling the Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-PLAY, by visiting the Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, open from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. daily excluding holidays and online at http://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/. Group Sales (15 or more) are available by calling 800-378-7021.

Thanks Gabe!

I'll be back later today or tomorrow with a shocking post!
Later from Florida!

UPDATE:
From Luis of Here TV!
On the Other Hand, Death is premiering on 7/25
and Ice Blues on 9/5.
3 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    I've always been a big fan of Chad Allen. He is the reason I couldn't miss an episode of Dr. Quinn, well and Sully. Growing up my next door neighbor and friend was named Chad Allen. He was hit by a car and killed while walking down the highway.
    Can't wait for the shocking news. Ed


  2. Martin Says:

    Have to admit I don't know a lot about Chad Allen, but he looks great! I'll keep watch for the film "Save Me" when it comes to my area.

    "Shocking" post? I'll make sure I'm "grounded" before I read it. :)


  3. *swoon* all I can say is Chad is a hottie! I wish him the best in his career and applaud his courage in coming out when many young men in his shoes have/will not.