Love, Loss, and What I wore: Daisy Eagan to join Dec cast

Tony Award-winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden) will join returning cast members Myra Lucretia Taylor (Wicked, Nine), Sonia Manzano (Maria on “Sesame Street”) and Loretta Swit (‘Hot Lips Houlihan’ on “M*A*S*H”) for the December cast of the Off Broadway show Love, Loss, And What I Wore beginning 7 Dec 2011, (through to 30 Dec 2011), at the Westside Theatre. A fifth cast member will be announced soon.

Daisy Eagan is the youngest actress to win a Tony Award for her performance as 'Mary Lennox' in 'The Secret Garden.' Other Broadway credits: 'Les Miserables,' James Joyce’s The Dead.' TV/Film credits include: “Numbers,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “The Unit,” “Without a Trace,” "Ripe" and "Losing Isaiah."

The current cast for Love, Loss, And What I Wore currently features Jenny Allen, Maddie Corman, Eve Plumb, Amanda Setton and Zuzanna Szadkowski.

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: 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.

Daisy Eagan