Love, Loss, and What I Wore welcomes new cast


Love, Loss, and What I Wore welcomes new cast

On the 1 Sep 2010 Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Off-Broadway show, Love, Loss, And What I Wore welcomes new cast: Helen Carey, Victoria Clark, Nancy Giles, Stacy London and Jamie-Lynn Sigler. The new cast replaces Jayne Houdyshell, Adriane Lenox, Allison Mack, Kate Mulgrew and Kristine Nielsen, who played their final performance on 29 Aug 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 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. On 6 Oct 2010 the show, which will have a rotating cast troughout its run, will welcome new cast members Aisha de Haas Tony Award-nominee Tovah Feldshuh (Golda’s Balcony), Samantha Mathis (Lebanon, Pa.) and Ashley Austin Morris - with one more to be announced. 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.