Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actor Renée Taylor will return to the stage this July in the New York premiere of her autobiographical solo show My Life on a Diet, co-written with and originally directed by her late husband, Joseph Bologna. In the show, she looks back on a lifetime of memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway, as well as a number of fad diets (including weight loss tips from Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, and Cary Grant).
My Life on a Diet will begin performances at Theatre at St. Clement’s July 12 and will play a six-week limited engagement through August 19. Opening night is July 25.
“A few years ago, I had the pleasure to work with my friend Nora Ephron on her wonderful play, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. I told her that, as a woman who had worn every size from 4 to 18 over the years, my version of the play would be called, ‘Love, Loss, and What I Ate.’ Well, this is that play, but I ended up calling it My Life on a Diet.”
Taylor is known for long-running role as Fran Fine’s mother, Sylvia, on The Nanny. On Broadway, she starred in a slate of comedies co-written with and also starring Bologna including If You Ever Leave Me...I'm Going with You!, It Had to Be You, and Lovers and Other Strangers. The couple also co-wrote, co-directed, and co-starred in the TV movie Bedrooms, the film adaptation of It Had to Be You, and the movie Love Is All There Is.
My Life on a Diet is produced by Julian Schlossberg. Tickets are now available at MyLifeOnADietPlay.com or by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200.