Love, Loss, and What I Wore: new cast


Love, Loss, and What I Wore: new cast

Judy Gold, Melissa Joan Hart, Shirley Knight and Doris Roberts are to join the cast of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Off-Broadway show, Love, Loss, And What I Wore. Judy Gold, Melissa Joan Hart and Shirley Knight will join the April cast (31 Mar - 25 Apr 2010), and Doris Roberts will join the cast beginning 28 Apr through to 23 May 2010. 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 27 Jun 2010. The current cast (through to 28 Mar) features Didi Conn, Fran Drescher, Jayne Houdyshell, Carol Kane and Natasha Lyonne. 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: "akin 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 show, which will have a rotating cast troughout its run, will welcome new cast members (Some still to be announced) on 31 Mar 2010 and on 28 Apr 2010. 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.