Love, Loss and What...: Ashley Austin Morris




Ashley Austin Morris returns for a second engagement in the cast of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, And What I Wore at the Westside Theatre.

Morris join's the company on 21 Sep 2010, for a limited engagement through to 31 Oct 2010. Morris replaces Jamie-Lynn Sigler who played her final performance on Sun 19 Sep 2010.

Ashley Austin Morris joins Helen Carey, Victoria Clark, Nancy Giles and Stacy London, who remain with the show through to 3 Oct 2010. Morris will then be joined on 6 Oct 2010 by Aisha DeHaas, Barbara Feldon and Tovah Feldshuh , along with one other cast member still to be announced.

The comedy, an intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, and directed by Karen Carpenter, opened at the Westside Theatre on 1 Oct 2009, following previews from 21 Sep, for what was initially scheduled to be a twelve week engagement that was originally scheduled to close on 13 Dec 2009, but is now booking through to 31 Oct 2010.

Love, Loss, And What I Wore is a collection of vignettes and monologues based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. "‘The Vagina Monologues’ without the vaginas,” is how the Ephrons describe this theatrical event.

The show opened to mostly good reviews: The only thing wrong with this play is the title... The rest is fabulous. (newyorktheatreguide.com); A kin to a warm estrogen bath (NY Times); By turns funny, poignant, and occasionally rueful (AP); A bittersweet meditation on the joys and tribulations of women's lives (Variety).

The original cast featured Samantha Bee, Tyne Daly, Katie Finneran, Natasha Lyonne and Rosie O’Donnell.

The creative team features sets by Jo Winiarski, costumes by Jessica Jahn, lighting by Jeff Croiter and sound by Walter Trarbach.

A portion of the production’s proceeds will benefit Dress for Success, a charity that provides work clothing and job support for low-income women. Audience members will be invited to donate their gently-used purses and other accessories in the theatre lobby.

Ashley Austin Morris